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Field Note Fridays

Interviews with movers-and-shakers in Atlanta's design and development worlds.

Q&A: Buckhead’s Park Over GA400 landscape architect talks plans, vision

Thomas Woltz on inspiration and challenges surrounding one of the most anticipated public spaces in Atlanta.

Q&A: Retail pro discusses Atlanta development, storefront vacancies, urban growth

VP spokesperson for International Council of Shopping Centers talks big-picture ideas about Atlanta retail and millennial impact.

John Portman & Associates principal dissects CODA, new airport hotel, and three ATL places he’d like to reshape

Sketches reveal the origin of projects destined to change the feel of Atlanta.

Q&A: Frustrated Atlanta millennial contemplates leaving ‘just another overpriced city’

"Millennials are starting to settle down, get married, buy houses, and have kids. We can't be shacking up with four roommates to pay rent and save money anymore."

Q&A: Memorial Drive guru Greg Giuffrida talks development, transit, change

While the Memorial Drive corridor has long been a hub of industry, development is quickly changing the character. Greg Giuffrida, who oversees the area, tells us what’s going on.

Q&A: John Portman VP talks downtown Atlanta impact, more

Field Note Fridays is back! This week we hear from VP of John Portman & Associates, Rob Halverson, AIA, on his experiences working at home and abroad with one of the most influential firms — and architects — in the history of Atlanta.

Preservation Guru Talks Losing Atlanta's History

Atlanta is not a city known for preservation. In fact, many would say one thing the city does best is development through demolition. This week for Field Note Fridays, we try to understand why the city struggles so much with preserving its heritage.

SunTrust Money Man Talks Atlanta Boom and Bubble

As Atlanta plows ahead with post-recession construction projects, many have asked whether we may be creating a bubble. To better understand the economics of the boom, and possible overbuilding, we hear today from KC Conway of SunTrust.

Ponce City Market Developer Talks Impact, Paid Parking

Ponce City Market is kind of a big deal. And Jamestown, the firm behind the transformation, had quite the task to convert the space into the adaptive-reuse sensation it is today. In today's Q&A we hear from Michael Phillips, Jamestown President.

Designer of Ponce City Market Talks Changing Atlanta

S9, the design team behind Ponce City Market and the recently unveiled Murder Kroger redevelopment, is a New York City-based firm built on an affinity for Atlanta. Much of the love stems from John Clifford, a Georgia Tech engineering grad.

Buckhead's PATH400 Leader Talks Funding, Future

The PATH400 project has rapidly materialized thanks to the hard work of Livable Buckhead. In this segment of Field Note Fridays, we get the scoop on how things are going with the trail and what we can expect in the future. Hint: It's bright.

Westin Peachtree Plaza GM Talks Building at 40

Atlanta's iconic Westin Peachtree Plaza in the heart of downtown is turning 40. To mark the occasion, we toured the classic building — Mick Jagger and Ringo Starr's "home away from home" — with General Manager Ron Tarson.

Fort McPherson Development Leader Talks Site's Future