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The Addiction Alliance of Georgia, founded in partnership with Emory Healthcare and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, enlisted our team for the design of a judgement-free, personalized care center to reduce addiction rates, improve recoveries, and save lives. Continuing our longstanding partnership with Emory Healthcare, this project brings together world-renowned addiction and treatment programs in alliance with an internationally-recognized academic medical center for the very first time.

Spanning more than 9,000 square feet, the Addiction Alliance of Georgia is located in Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods. As the existing building lacked extensive access to natural light, our team was challenged to evaluate the existing building envelope and be creative about providing access to sunlight. Increasing the size of the building’s existing windows, adding additional windows, implementing strategies for borrowed light, and creating vistas to the exterior did just that.

To make the space feel safe, comfortable, and accessible, the team conducted the renovation with a hospitality experience in mind. Warm colors and subtle textures throughout softened the feel of the building, transforming the previously unused hospital into a calming wellness hub.

The center features an expansive check-in desk, a lobby filled with neutral tones, and natural elements that bring the outdoors in. All lighting is dimmable, and the flooring is carbon-zero, honoring sustainability from a carbon footprint and energy conservation standpoint while also providing warmth to the space.