Georgia State University Student Housing (120 Piedmont)

The Georgia State Student Housing project, also known as 120 Piedmont, is a 26 story high rise in the heart of Downtown Atlanta.

This 467,125 square foot tower will accommodate approximately 685 students and include 8,200 square feet of retail space.  There will also be a rooftop deck, resort-style swimming pool, clubhouse, fitness center, on-site library, internet cafe, and Wi-Fi throughout the building.

The structure is post tensioned flat plate concrete slabs supported on concrete columns.  There are several columns that transfer out at level 6.    Lateral loads are resisted by reinforced concrete shear walls.   The foundation system consisted of pile caps with 18″ diameter auger cast piles.   There is also an independent structural steel canopy to highlight the main entrance.


Project Details

Location: Atlanta, GA
Square Footage: 467,125
Number of Floors: 26

Services Provided:
Post Tensioned Concrete
High-Rise Lateral Modeling & Design
Deep Foundation Systems
Building Information Modeling

Key Staff:

  • Industry Years Experience: 20
  • Registrations: GA, DC, NC, SC, AZ, MD, DC, PA, TX and VA; NCEES Registration, #29203
  • Education: Master of Civil Engineering Structural Specialization, GA Institute of Technology, 1998
    Bachelor of Engineering, Universidad Rafael Urdaneta (Venezuela), 1995
  • Notable Industry Committee Memberships: Post- Tensioning Institute, American Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Steel Construction
  • Industry Years Experience: 17
  • Registrations: GA
  • Education: B.S. Civil Engineering – Structural concentration, Clarkson University, 2001
    MS Structural Engineering, Clemson University 2002


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