Atlanta Intown, a news outlet covering the city’s intown neighborhoods, profiled GVSA high-rise Seven88 in its July issue. The Perspectives in Architecture column by Melody Harclerode was titled: Firm Reaches New Heights with Skyscraper. It examines the history of skyscrapers in the U.S. and Atlanta, noting that luxury condo Seven88 West Midtown is Atlanta’s first commercial skyscraper designed by a Black-owned architectural firm.
It also illustrates the project’s uniqueness in other ways as well. “Two outdoor amenity decks with a saltwater pool and whirlpool pool spa, yoga lawn, and dog spa offer contemporary, resort-style relaxation for condo owners and visitors,” Harclerode wrote. The column also illustrates the firm’s versatility with mentions of other high-profile projects.
A media outlet for the arts in Atlanta covered the design for the new Center for Innovation and the Arts at Spelman College. Goode Van Slyke is the associate architect on the project with lead architect Studio Gang. ARTSATL describes how a gift from LaTanya Richard Jackson, her husband Samuel L. Jackson, and other philanthropists allowed for new construction and renovation on the campus of the historically black liberal arts college for women.
GVSA celebrates our 25th anniversary! It seems like we started yesterday but we’ve been around a long time. To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we’re doing 25 “Goode” deeds. We reached out to nonprofits around the area to see who needed help. The AJC has a rundown of our efforts so far for organizations including Himalayan Children’s Charities, the Atlanta Food Bank, the Empty Stocking Fund, and more. It’s part of our mission to impact the community in a positive way.
The founders of Goode Van Slyke Architecture (GVSA) will appear on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio this month. GVSA partners and co-founders Chris Goode Paul Van Slyke will appear on the audio and video podcast on March 17, 2021. The show will remain available online.
Sponsored by New American Funding, the award-winning real estate podcast airs twice a week and offers interviews with industry experts and details on Atlanta events and attractions. The show is hosted by Carol Morgan and show producer Todd Schnick of Intrepid Group, LLC.
They ask Goode and Van Slyke about the wide variety of projects the firm designs, including museums, colleges, wellness centers, hotels, single-family homes, multifamily communities, offices, fire stations, churches, and more. Recent developments include Seven88 West Midtown, a luxury high-rise condo, the Atlanta Gas Light Regional Business Center, Huff Trail, and The Fairmont.
You can download Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio on your favorite podcast app or from iTunes here.
The first residents of Seven88 West Midtown – a luxury high-rise condominium designed by Goode Van Slyke Architecture (GVSA) – have moved into the elegant 22-level community. Seven88, developed by McKinley Homes, was completed late last year. It features 18 floors of residences including luxurious penthouses with balconies and fireplaces – atop four controlled-access parking levels. Each of the 279 residences has energy-efficient floor-to-ceiling windows framing panoramic views including downtown and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Landscaped outdoor amenity decks include a saltwater pool and whirlpool spa, yoga lawn, outdoor kitchen, dining areas, and fire pit. Indoor amenities include a clubroom with demonstration kitchen, state-of-the-art fitness center billiards, a lounge, coffee/refreshment bar, bike storage, dog park, and pet spa. A concierge helps residents meet their daily needs.
A truly urban project, the building fills the site from curb to curb. Seen from the air, the pool deck resembles the prow of a luxury yacht. The ground level, designed for restaurants and boutique shopping, features dark brick that blends in with historic areas nearby. The tower’s multiple facets allow 20 different floor plans and a wide selection of views. Clear balcony railings enhance visibility and increase the natural light in the homes.
“We’re already known for designing a wide array of projects,” said GVSA partner Chris Goode. “We are excited to add this luxury high-rise to our portfolio.”
Precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 also add more convenience. Keyless access cards open exterior doors; the no-contact elevator automatically goes to a resident’s floor. Residents can access a dedicated area for food and package deliveries without meeting anyone face-to-face. Common areas feature touchless lighting and temperature controls as well as hand sanitizer dispensers. A wide variety of restaurants are within walking distance to delight residents. Condo owners can also visit nearby galleries, concert halls, theatres, and offices. The planned Beltline Westside Extension will make it an easy walk to downtown, the World Congress Center, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coke, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, The Georgia Aquarium, etc.
Goode Van Slyke is an innovative, versatile architectural firm best known for its work on the new Mercedes Benz Stadium, including the offices of the Atlanta Falcons. Its portfolio includes mixed-use and multifamily residential communities ranging from luxury to affordable, senior and student housing; office buildings; educational, healthcare, and government facilities; performing arts centers, museums, and cultural centers; broadcasting studios; aviation facilities; and master plans for large-scale developments and redevelopments. Founded GVSA in 1996, the firm celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer.
Urbanize Atlanta, a new outlet for real estate news, covered the Seven88 West Midtown luxury condos. Goode Van Slyke Architecture designed the building for developer McKinley Homes. The article notes the scenic views and excellent location. It also notes that roughly half the condos are now sold, thanks in part to video and images, which it links to in the story. Click here to read the full article.
Two representatives of Goode Van Slyke Architecture spoke at the Thursday, Oct. 1 meeting of the Construction Coffee Club. The sold-out breakfast meeting at The Buckhead Club, attracted a Who’s Who of Atlanta’s construction and real estate community.
Architect and author Jeff Morrison spoke about some of the firm’s latest projects, including Seven88 West Midtown, a luxury high-rise that’s nearing completion. The sleek 22-level glass and steel tower features two amenity decks and thoughtfully designed condos, including penthouses with skyline views. Morrison is also the author of “Atlanta Underground: History from Below,” a new book about the hidden – and often forgotten – spaces beneath the city.
The panel also included Darden & Company Vice President Matt Dale and Senior Project Manager Carson Mathis from JLL.
Sponsors included the Council for Quality Growth, Goode Van Slyke, Darden Company Development Management, and JLL. It is presented by Cooper & Co. General Contractors.
The COVID-19 Pandemic makes it difficult for companies to keep clients, vendors and employees engaged. A recent Atlanta Business Chronicle story included some of Goode Van Slyke Architecture’s creative solutions to this piece of the pandemic puzzle.
The article in the August 28, 2020 print edition included suggestions from companies such as Coca-Cola Bottler’s Sales and Service Company about avoiding burn-out since most meetings are now virtual. The story is illustrated with photos from some of GVSA’s activities, including a socially distanced Supper Club in the firm’s courtyard/beer garden and a Zoom baby shower for one of their employees. Other GVSA activities includes virtual happy hours and trivia competitions. It’s a great example of how GVSA builds a positive workplace culture and adds creativity to everything it does.