Atlanta — On May 17, DLR Group’s Workplace Studio celebrated the official start of construction on T3 West Midtown. The seven-story, 230,000-square-foot office development is situated within Atlantic Station, a  24/7 dine-shop-live-work neighborhood, and is a joint venture between international real estate firm Hines and global real estate investment manager Invesco Real Estate.

T3 (which stands for Timber, Transit, Technology) West Midtown is designed to complement the local Atlanta market, climate, and tenant profile, and includes a blackened steel façade, harkening back to the site’s history as a steel mill. The amenity-rich loft office concept provides the richness, character, and warmth of late 1800s heavy timber buildings with the advantages of modern, class-A construction. Covered in outdoor space at every level, this uniquely sustainable, mass-timber building is the second of its kind for DLR Group with Hines , following the success of the first T3 building in Minneapolis; the firm is also collaborating with Hines on the T3 Goose Island development in Chicago.

“DLR Group is at the forefront of mass timber design and construction,” said DLR Group Design Leader and Principal Steve Cavanaugh. “Each project is an opportunity to show off the uniqueness of the T3 concept, and we are excited to see the West Midtown location begin its construction journey.”

The project includes workspaces and common social areas designed to foster collaboration, camaraderie, and community, as well as 15,000 SF of ground-floor retail space, a fitness center, and rooftop lounge. T3 West Midtown will provide tenants with first-rate connectivity, and has been named the First Wired Certified Platinum New Development in Atlanta.

The T3 West Midtown project is a collaborative effort between Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture (HPA), as Design Architect, and DLR Group, as Executive Architect. It is anticipated to complete in the summer of 2019.