Sandy Springs, Georgia

Center of Activity

Gateway is a mixed use development consisting of boutique retail shops, fine dining restaurants, second-floor office space and luxury residential apartments. A centrally located pedestrian plaza space comes to life with outdoor gathering and alfresco dining that caters to the restaurants.

Developing the outdoor environment into a walkable and activated space was critical in turning this urbanized neighborhood center into a destination.  Elevation changes, site walls, and fountains were utilized to protect the plaza environment from the noise of a very busy adjacent thoroughfare and ambient lighting and hospitality type outdoor seating arrangements were incorporated into the design to create a comfortable and memorable space for guests to linger longer.

To learn more about the Architectural services provided for this project, please click on the links above. Smallwood also provided Experiential Graphic Design services. To learn more about this practice area please click the link above.