Ponce City Market’s Georgia-Sourced Mass Timber Building Tops Out
619 Ponce, a four-story mass timber office building at Atlanta’s Ponce City Market has topped out. It includes 87,000 square feet of office space and 27,000 square feet of retail space.
The columns, beams, and floor slabs are Southern yellow pine harvested from Georgia forests, including some from timberland owned by project developer Jamestown near Columbus, GA.
The sawtimber was converted to lumber at Georgia-Pacific’s sawmill in Albany, GA. The lumber was transported to SmartLam’s mass timber plant in Dothan, AL, and manufactured into cross laminated timber panels. The CLT panels were erected on site by StructureCraft and JE Dunn. It’s the first in Georgia to use Georgia-grown timber and a regional supply chain.
“It’s a great example of how true architectural and structural design collaboration, along with engaging local timber suppliers, can lead to a highly creative and efficient mass timber design,” said Structural Engineering Director Leif Johnson of StructureCraft.
Angela Noote is a native of Northern California and graduated from Chico State with a degree in public relations. After college she moved to the Central Coast and worked first in ad sales then in editorial, eventually spending more than a decade as a print reporter and editor. She detoured into design work at a printer/publisher, and with a partner eventually opened a boutique full-service marketing agency. Moving into corporate communications, she built and managed several successful marketing teams in the hospitality, financial services, and nonprofit industries. Most recently she was an internal comms manager in the tech sector. After a long stint spent in Georgia (Go Dawgs), she moved to Baton Rouge, LA and has written for clients in the financial, luxury imports, higher ed, commercial cleaning, and medical equipment industries. Her son is a media arts major at the University of South Carolina, and her husband owns a comedy theater in Baton Rouge, where you can often find Angi teaching improv classes, leading corporate training events, or doing an occasional stand up set.