Coca-Cola CRB Renovation

Atlanta, Georgia

The Coca-Cola Company

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Using a CM-at-Risk approach, the team renovated all three floors of The Coca-Cola Company’s CRB building, replacing four AHUs and renovating an existing kitchen in the basement as well as cosmetic upgrades in the parking deck.

The three main floors of the building were demolished back to structure and all new MEP infrastructure was installed. Original marble details were preserved in the existing three-story rotunda space while dated finishes were replaced with terrazzo floors, new skylight, metal wall panels, glass guardrails and millwork accents. Existing balconies on Floors 2 & 3 were expanded inward into what was previously interior space, adding drains and modifying the building envelope. A new kitchen and restaurant space was built on the second floor where a small catering pantry existed previously; significant infrastructure was added here including an innovative grease-scrubbing exhaust hood system that eliminated unsightly exterior ductwork. The front lobby was expanded outward with a revolving entry door, and a bank of windows was installed on the west side of the building to open sight lines. A large, sloped auditorium space on the third floor was also converted into a new event space with a level floor surface using raised access flooring.

In addition to unique construction details, the Builders 2020 team was involved in ensuring historic details were conveyed properly. On the second floor, former Coca-Cola President Robert Woodruff’s office was recreated alongside a new museum to honor his legacy. Builders 2020 duplicated custom paneling and molding details from his office for authenticity and supported the relocation by 3-D scanning his previous office location to document the placement of artifacts. On the third floor, Builders 2020 recreated millwork details from a former company boardroom decommissioned in a recent renovation. Historic pictures and artifacts from the former boardroom are now displayed proudly in this specialty meeting room.

All these modifications took place around a main pedestrian corridor connecting several buildings on the Coca-Cola campus that is utilized by more than 4,000 Coca-Cola associates every day. Once complete, the finishing touch was supporting Coca-Cola archives as they drove a vintage Coca-Cola delivery truck from the White Motor Company through the new front entrance. With so many new and different finishes installed in a 26,841 SF footprint, scheduling and logistics were critical to the team’s success. The Builders 2020 team worked hand-in-hand with the Owner and design team from concept to completion to deliver a premier first impression for visitors and associates at Coca-Cola’s world headquarters.

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