Built in 1963, 309 East Paces is located in the trendy Buckhead area of Atlanta and was once the headquarters of the nationwide rental company Aaron’s. Knox/Redan, owners of the 12-story building, wanted to preserve the building’s aesthetics, selecting a brick design with large industrial-style windows.
The general contractor, Balfour Beatty Construction, proposed the use of StoPanel Technology to meet the developer’s limited time and budget. The team selected StoPanel Classic NExT ci as the cladding, with StoCreativ Brick and StoCreativ Granite to achieve the look of natural substances without the cost, weight and labor. The panels were produced at the Atlanta manufacturing facility of StoPanel affiliate Southern Wall Systems.
Use of StoPanel Technology saved the owners $500,000, enhanced the energy efficiency of the building and proved to be a faster and safer method of construction on the busy Atlanta streets. The panels were installed in 22 working days, cutting valuable time off the schedule, eliminating weather delays, minimizing work done at height and reducing neighborhood disruption.