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Cobb Energy Centre for the Performing Arts

Atlanta, GA
Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc.
Hardin Construction Company
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Project Overview

Located in northwest Atlanta, the Cobb Energy Centre is a premier venue for Broadway shows, ballet, opera, concerts, comedy, educational shows, family performances, corporate meetings, wedding receptions, galas and events.

This innovative state-of-the-art facility is noted for its striking curved roof structure and glass front entrance and provides guests with an intimate and elegant space for a wide range of performances. The Centre houses the 2,750-seat John A. Williams Theatre, a 10,000-SF ballroom, and a structured parking deck accommodating 1,000 cars.

The architect originally designed the enclosure of the concert hall with stucco on metal lathe. By using extensive repetition and increasing the panel size, we were able to save significant costs for production and erection. We used a structural mix that was coated white by another subcontractor to further save costs on materials. This strategic thinking enabled us to meet the price of the stucco/metal lathe while greatly enhancing the value of the building. Insulated precast wall panels provided a greater R-value due to the insulation as well as a better Sound Transmission Class (STC) for the concert hall. And to top it off, precast offered a faster speed of enclosure and less maintenance needs over the lifetime of the building.

  • Precast wall panel cladding of the c.i.p. performing arts centre auditorium, coated white, as the exterior finish. This gave the structure a finished look at an economical cost, compared to
  • Thermal efficient precast wall panels enclosing the other spaces, such as ballrooms, back-of-house, support and administrative. These panels were hard trowel finished on the inside, ready to paint. Therefore, the panels provided a total wall: coated to match the other exterior, an R-12 insulation and a finished interior.
  • The solid precast panels on the parking deck allowed the architect to design the façade with the feel of a Mondrian painting. The cascading cubes of precast on the main building balance the masses of metal and glass on the entry elevation.

The use of thermal efficient precast wall panels was a value added solution for the design team in completing this magnificent facility. Thermal efficient insulation design eliminated need for interior studs, dry wall and additional insulation in many areas.

Project Details

Insulated wall panels
Solid wall panels for parking deck

Architectural Details & Finishes

Cascading cubes of precast on the main building balance the masses of metal and glass on the entry elevation
Exterior panels were hard trowel finished on the inside, ready to paint
Solid precast panels on the parking deck allowed the architect to design the facade with the feel of a Mondrian painting

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AIA Johnston Design Group
"The precast concrete design was able to meet the stringent performance requirements of the structure while providing an aesthetically pleasing, sustainable final product at an affordable price point."
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McMillan Pazdan Smith

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