AIA Georgia, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, has awarded design firm Cooper Carry its 2018 AIA Georgia Firm of the Year Award. A committee of industry leaders and influencers selected Cooper Carry after reviewing the firm’s achievements and contributions to the profession and community. AIA Georgia also named Georgia Institute of Technology’s West Village Dining Commons as the recipient of a 2018 Honor Award. Designed by Cooper Carry in association with Lake|Flato and Koons Environmental Design, the cutting-edge 50,000-square-foot hybrid facility has received national acclaim for its thoughtfully-designed, highly flexible meeting and dining hall that has drawn students and the surrounding community to the previously underutilized west portion of campus.

AMLI 3464

The City of Atlanta Urban Design Commission has named luxury residential apartment building AMLI 3464 the recipient of its prestigious Award of Excellence.  The award honors projects and organizations that significantly contribute toward the enhancement of the City of Atlanta’s built environment through quality and sustainable design. The 24-unit apartment high-rise in Buckhead was designed by Cooper Cary. Lincoln Property Company Southeast received an Award of Excellence from the UDC for 1372 Peachtree, which sat vacant for over a decade, then was dramatically transformed last year into a modern office building in Midtown.
Engel & Völkers Atlanta and Above Atlanta Realtors have united to form a luxury real estate company focused on condos, townhomes and single-family homes. The two firms will open a co-branded flagship location between Midtown and Buckhead at 25th Street and Peachtree Street this summer. The shop will include Atlanta’s first virtual reality screening room, allowing buyers to envision and experience their new home without leaving the office.
SET Group

SET Real Estate Group, a top-producing real estate team led by David Sirzyk, Inna Eidelman and Mike Toltzis, have affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Intown office. Previously affiliated with Beacham & Company and Sotheby’s International Realty, SET Real Estate Group also added agent Pailey Nooromid and operations manager Leslie Evans.
E Dunn Construction has begun work on AMLI Oak Valley, a multifamily community featuring a 24-story tower and a five-story mid-rise, which together will deliver 391 luxury apartments near Lenox Square in Buckhead. The 370,000-square-foot concrete tower will provide 307 apartments; the 95,000-square-foot wood, mid-rise building will have 84 apartments. The community will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes with a variety of interior features including floor-to-ceiling windows and 10-foot ceilings, as well as outdoor and studio fitness facilities, clubrooms and terrace, pool and outdoor deck among the amenities. The project will be completed in 2019.
Heights at Grant Park

Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta and residential homebuilder Rockhaven Homes have officially announced a new townhome community, Heights at Grant Park. The three and four bedroom townhomes, starting from the low $300s, is located along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. For more information, visit
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta announces the GoATL Fund, an impact investment fund designed to support long term sustainability of programs and solutions that address the region’s areas of greatest need. GoATL’s first investment, a $750,000 commitment to Atlanta Neighborhood Development Parntership, will help grow their successful single-family revitalization programs in order to expand housing affordability in targeted neighborhoods in the region. For more information, visit
Nearly 500 pet lovers attended the annual Bow Wow Brunch at Flourish in Buckhead recently, raising $600,000 for the Atlanta Humane Society. Lisa and Paul Brown and Cindy and Bill Voyles co-chaired the event. Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty CEO and Co-Founder Jenny Pruitt received the organization’s top honor as she was named the Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine.
Debra Johnston with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties has been honored as the Number 5 top-ranking agent in the 8,000-plus membership of the Atlanta Realtors Association with more than $40,500,000 in sales volume.
Morningside resident and realtor, Ken Covers, with Engel & Volkers Intown Atlanta, recently competed in the ballroom dance competition Dancing Stars of Atlanta 2018, raising $105,000 for the Alzheimers Association, Georgia Chapter. Covers was dancing for his mother, who has Alzheimer’s and recently moved into an assisted living facility. The gala raised nearly $1 million for the Alzheimer’s Association.
The 2018 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 152 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. Two of the local Fellows are Melody Harclerode – Executive Director of the Sandy Springs Conservancy, co-founder of Discover Architecture and a regular contributor to Atlanta INtown – and Robert J. Svedberg – a principal at tvsdesign with a focus on convention centers in North America and China.
If you’ve ever dreamed owning a vineyard and winery, Engel & Völkers Atlanta North Fulton has just the property you’re looking for. Located just outside Ball Ground in the North Georgia hills, the 24-acres of rolling land and vineyards also boasts a custom-built home, two barns, private pond, an outdoor entertainment and event venue and two turn-key businesses. For more about the property, visit

Collin KelleyEditor

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.