Nourachi Studios


Buckhead Village Town Center

Client: Buckhead Development Center     |     Location: Atlanta, Georgia      |     Use: Mixed-Use / Retail / Urban Design

Client: Buckhead Development Center
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Use: Mixed-Use / Retail / Urban Design

Design Challenge

The proposal attempts to identify and evaluate the quality of life in American and Italian urban centers, and to investigate the role of Architecture in enriching and enhancing the vitality of the district of Buckhead Village in Atlanta. The current Buckhead Village has its own character, yet lacks cohesiveness, order, and sense of direction. It is important to note that, successful design for American urban space can look to the future, only by stepping back to the past.

Design Solutions

In order to strengthen the vitality of the Buckhead area, my proposal seeks to incorporate medieval principles into the existing character of Buckhead Village.
The study utilizes the urban design concepts of public domain and mixed use to unify the diverse urban fabric of Buckhead area. This proposal will build on the existing character of the Buckhead area, and will strengthen it’s unique sense of place. To study Buckhead urban fabric, six categories of analysis were focused on:

  • Park
  • Pedestrian (Buckhead Avenue)
  • Buckhead Street
  • Buckhead Square
  • Buckhead neighborhood cinema
  • Buckhead Playhouse Theater


New Buildings/In Progress. Project awarded to other architect (SWRR). On this site project new name: Streets of Buckhead.

The Streets of Buckhead is a $1.5 billion luxury mixed-use community currently under construction in the heart of Atlanta’s affluent Buckhead neighborhood. The redevelopment will transform the area into a walkable streetscape offering more than 80 luxury boutiques, trendy restaurants and sidewalk cafes. Occupying eight acres, the community is bordered by Pharr, Peachtree and East Paces Ferry roads, and North Fulton Avenue. Upon completion, The Streets of Buckhead will feature over 500,000-square feet of retail and restaurant space, most of which will house international luxury and lifestyle brands; a 30,000-square-foot Equinox Fitness Club; and several hundred high-rise luxury apartments. Retailers and restaurants in the community will open in late 2009/early 2010.