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DESIGN CRITERIA
Atlanta Civic Design Commission
This design criteria is a guide by which the Atlanta Civic Design Commission
can objectively and analytically review the urban design merits of a
proposed architectural project.
the architect submitting work.
It is a tool both for the reviewers and
Hopefully, this review process will
encourage architects, other design professionals and developers to bette r
relate their individual projects to the overall urban environment.
1.
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How does this project . relate to the man on foot?
a.
Does the relation of the building to the street and to adjacent
buildings create meaningful pedestrian spaces - plazas, square s;
courts, atriums?
b.
Are the exterior spaces pleasant in all seasons? Is there a
feeling of enclosure? Is there shade in summer and protection
from icy blasts in winter? Are there a variety of spaces intimate as well as large ones? Are a rich variety of experienc es
perceived when moving through the space - events, focal points
and surprises? Is everything seen at one glance or does the picture unfold as one circulates through? Does the landscape archi tecture bring the space more to human scale?
c.
Does this project separate pedestrian from automobile traffic?
d.
Does the building provide to the pedestrian a real sense of ent r n n ::,e -clear and identifiable gateways, a place tb reflect?
How does this project relate to man in automobile?
a.
Is there a clear and identifiable automobile entrance? Does th e
entrance's architectural form express entrance or is a sign
necessary?
b.
Is the walk from parking safe, eventful and human?
c.
Is the entrance from the
entrance?
d.
Is the parking area a sea of asphalt carried to the street or i s
it broken up by landscaping, changes of levels or other devices?
Are the edges of the parking area landscaped or screened?
parking side designed as an important
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e.
On parking decks, does natural light penetrate lower levels?
f.
What is the quality of artificial lighting on parking decks?
g.
Are number and location of curb cuts - egress/ingress points detrimental to traffic flow?
h.
How does the top of a parking deck appear from taller buildings?
How does this project relate to contiguous environment, to the general
ne~ghborhood, and to the city as a whole?
a.
Does it have respect for adjacent buildings?
b.
Does it harmonize or contrast?
c.
If it contrasts, does its use justify this degree of importance
(such as a municipal, civic, religious building, or an outstanding
institution)?
d.
If it relates by harmonizing, does it echo similar materials,
colors, textures, rhythms (structural bays, solids to voids,
window groupings), similar proportion, similar details such as
arches, cornices, corbeling, string courses, brick coursings and
jointing?
e.
Does it h a ve respect for its neighbors or does it scream out
"look at me".
Is it quietly sophisticated, understated, or is it
ostentatious and showy.
What k inds of "huma nization" f a ctors a r e present? Does th e bu i ldin g
make a n a e s th e tic a nd functional contr ibution to t he city?
a.
Wha t is t he q u a lity of i ts l a nd s c a pe a rc hi t e e tur e ?
b.
Wha t i s the qual ity of ar t, sculpture , mur a ls or r eliefs ?
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What is the quality o f
d.
What is the quality of the street furnitu re, graphics and heraldry?
the ex t eri o r lig ht ing?
What kind of "street life" will th is project g e nera t e?
a•
Will its uses create life and activity as many hours a day as
possible?
b.
Will its uses look out on the street and will i t be visually open
fr~m th~ ·- sia~walk?
c.
Does its use generate an ~ntensely and diversely used area?
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What architectural character does the project have?
a.
Is it expressive of its use?
b.
Is there a feeling of permaneney?
c.
Will it age gracefully?
d.
What is the main idea, its design concept, its philosophical base?
What new statements does it make?
e.
Is it an honest expression of our region's culture, climate,
technology?
f.
Seel.a., b., e.
7.
Is the building in an important Urban Design area as established by the
visual survey? Is it of appropriate quality and use to be located in
a strategic position of impo~tanee in the city?
S.
Are there blighting influences?
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a.
Are service and garbage areas screened?
b.
Ar e the r e unappropriate a nd distr a cting signs?
c.
Are there ex pos e d util i ty l i ne s?
d.
I s h a ndling and storage of the automobile unsightly?
s c ale
a.
Wha t is the qua1ity of scale of the spa c es e nclose d b y b u ild ings?
Does one percei ve an eyef u l of space or is t h e spa c e too large?
b.
Will the relative hei ght of this b uil d ing dwa rf or visually bl ock
a historically pr om inen t b u i ld i ng?
10.
Does this project conform to the overall objective of the C.B.D.
plan (future)?
11.
Is the project in the route of the future rapid transit lines?
Paul Muldawer, Chairman
A~~hitectural Committee

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