251 Armour Drive is an adaptive reuse of a former tortilla factory located just north of Midtown Atlanta.  The primary architectural interventions are focused on the faces of the building, as a means of blurring the lines between the interior building program and the site. This invites the surrounding district to the edge of the building and extends office activities out where the two conditions can overlap.  In so doing, the building is repositioned from an inwardly-focused industrial building to a commercial building with multiple public faces addressing both Armour and Ottley Drive, and the future BeltLine connection.  This is achieved by wrapping the north and west faces of the building with a new covered deck, screened with planters, and perforating the east face of the building to insert a new enclosure within to create a sheltered breezeway.  In addition, the exterior cladding of the existing pre-engineered portion of the building is removed to create a new walkway that wraps around a new interior tenant space housed within the remaining structure.
Photography by Blake Burton and Sean Flaharty