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Industrial-Chic Offices to Bring Urban Grunge to Suburbs

Loft offices are the hot new item, sprouting up at intown developments like Ponce City Market and the Sweetwater Design District. But now the trend is extending to the suburbs. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that tech company eVestment is taking up new loft-like digs at Glenridge Point in Sandy Springs. But while the building is all generic-office-park staid from the outside, renderings of the inside offer a glimpse at an imported urban-grunge aesthetic.

Designed by local firm Cooper Carry, the interiors have an industrial chic vibe, with exposed steel and plywood. Traditional offices are eschewed for communal workspaces; there's graffiti on the walls, and the break room has wooden picnic tables and bar seating. This ain't your daddy's office — unless your daddy works at Google or something.

In addition to the new aesthetic inside, the office development is actually embracing a more urban approach to the working environment. New residential units, sidewalks and green space are transforming the traditional office park into a more mixed-use development. With the Perimeter Center area experiencing tremendous growth (thanks in no small part to its proximity to MARTA), Glenridge Point is likely not the last urban-style project we'll see popping up in Sandy Springs.

· Software company eVestment unveils new Glenridge Point headquarters [Atlanta Business Chronicle]