619 Ponce at Ponce City Market

Client Jamestown
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Status Under Construction

619 Ponce is a new mass timber, boutique office building adjacent to the historic Ponce City Market.

Located in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, 619 Ponce is one of three new buildings that Handel Architects has designed adjacent to the famous Ponce City Market, and will contribute to the vitality of the market and the neighborhood.

619 Ponce includes three levels of office space as well as ground floor retail. The building project is built with timber, making it one of the largest mass timber buildings in Atlanta. Timber was chosen because it allowed the team to maximize daylight into the office spaces while creating a feeling of warmth through the abundance of exposed wood. The project is being built with CLT and Glulam, manufactured using locally-sourced, Georgia-grown Southern Yellow Pine. Balcones on three of the four faces of the building, as well as an expansive roof deck, will provide tenants with a direct connection to the outdoors.

The exterior material is framed in zinc, which will patina over time, and was chosen in response to the raw materiality of the all-brick Ponce City Market building next door.

619 Ponce is targeting LEED certification and net zero carbon operations.

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Case Study: Southern pine reflects southern potential for mass timber

619 Ponce is the first commercial project in Georgia to use mass timber made from southern yellow pine timber grown in the state itself.

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Handel Architects also designed the neighboring Signal House residential tower.

Signal House took advantage of an existing parking garage to lift the building up and create views to Downtown Atlanta and the Belt Line.


Design Architect Architect of Record

Project Team

Blake Middleton, Ryan Lobello, Selina Kwan, Shridhuli Solanki, Aditi Pancholi, Begum Baysun, Kyle Bennett, Ana Burkus, Rodrigo Castroviejo, Abdur Chatni, Juhee Chung, John Doria, Nathan Ellenberger, Valeria Flores, Behzad Gharehjanloo, Ignacio Iratchet, Maria Stanciu, Chije Kang Park, Youngah Ko, Hnin Oo Lwin, Young Min Park, Shaun Shih, Lindsey Sinisi, Tong Xiao

Visualizations & Photography

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