Diplomat Office Building
The Diplomat Office Building occupies prime real estate adjacent to the Infinite Energy Arena on Sugarloaf Parkway in the rapidly-growing suburb of Duluth, outside of Atlanta. While the site gave Wakefield Beasley the opportunity to showcase its corporate office design expertise in a highly-visible area, it also posed many challenges to the design process. The firm had to work closely with the City to craft a design solution that was complementary to the existing Infinite Energy Arena and civic center, which hosts daily events in its arena, theater, meeting rooms, exhibit hall and ballroom spaces. Wakefield Beasley incorporated feedback from the City, County and client to develop a 111,400 square foot office building with precast concrete and a reflective glass façade that is now home to Horizon Bank, CEO Business Center and a host of other companies. The Diplomat Office Building was delivered within the client’s strict budget for this four-story speculative office building.