Category Archives: Design

Through the Designer’s Eyes

 By: Joshua Thompson The plight of all architects seems to be calculating and observing a space – and how others interact with that space – before actually enjoying the atmosphere, party or people. Here’s what I mean… Just before sunset, … Continue reading

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Avalon: Product Spotlight

In past blogs we have spoken to the programming, branding continuity, the skating rink and overall place making that contribute to the energy and vibe of Avalon. Additionally, site furniture, fireplaces, fountains, pots, bocce, etc., liberally sprinkled throughout a development … Continue reading

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Creating a Programmable Plaza at Avalon

As we count down the final three days until the opening of Avalon, one thing we are most excited about is seeing The Plaza come to life. We designed it to be Avalon’s hub of energy and activity. We talk … Continue reading

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Designing Avalon’s Living Room

In just seven days, Mark Toro’s vision for an experiential mixed-use project will become a reality. North American Properties will officially open Avalon, a $600 million development in Alpharetta. From the beginning, Mark, the managing partner at NAP, has talked about creating a place … Continue reading

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