As the world wakes up to the reality of diminished resources and a need for thrift, adaptive re-uses of existing pieces of the built environment are becoming more common (and to that we say amen). Now the Curbed Award-winning Ponce City Market- perhaps Atlanta's best known adaptive re-use project in progress has some competition. We refer to Atlanta Public Schools' ambitious plan to renovate existing buildings on the 56-acre former IBM campus it purchased on Northside Parkway to create the new North Atlanta High School, detailed in a piece over the weekend from the AJC's new commercial real estate reporter Greg Bluestein. The K-12 education practice group at Cooper Carry is handling architectural design on the $132 million project, and while their plans do include razing one of the large towers pictured above, the other will be converted into classrooms, offices, a library and a cafeteria. We'll look forward to looking more closely at this project as details emerge...stay tuned.