ATLANTA, Ga. – Commercial real estate development firm S.J. Collins Enterprises has chosen to outfit Atlanta’s newest Class T office space, The Interlock, a $450 million mixed-use development in emerging West Midtown, with smart windows from View, Inc. This will make it the first full office building in Atlanta with smart windows.
The View Dynamic Glass windows automatically tint to let in daylight and reduce glare to provide optimum comfort and a connection to the outdoors. Scientific research has proven that windows by View enhance mental and physical well being by significantly reducing headaches, eyestrain and drowsiness. In addition, the windows control heat and glare, which improves a building’s energy efficiency by up to 20 percent.
“The Interlock is 85 percent leased for its office space component, and we believe that is due to our commitment to providing the best in amenities, open space and design for residents, visitors and office workers in this market,” said Jeff Garrison, a partner at S.J. Collins Enterprises. “We are excited to offer the first work spot in Atlanta with this high-tech glass that will enhance the overall atmosphere within the space.”
The windows don’t require the use of any shades or blinds and adjust automatically to the light.
“This product allows us to create a new type of office environment that we hope will dramatically improve productivity with big open patio spaces, tremendous outdoor areas, floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of View Dynamic Glass,” said Garrison. “In a tight market, it’s amenities like this that are allowing us to be successful and attract high-profile clients who are looking to take their office environment up a notch to the next level.”
The commercial office component of The Interlock is currently pre-leased with a 50,000-square-foot space for Georgia Tech and a 120,000-square-foot lease for WeWork.
Located at the corner of Howell Mill Road and 14th Street, The Interlock will offer a versatile mix with 200,000 square feet of creative office space, 105,000 square feet for retail space, 350 apartment units, 70 single-family homes, a 145-room Marriott Tribute Portfolio boutique hotel and a rooftop view of the city’s skyline. The Interlock is scheduled for completion in 2020.
Other properties with View Dynamic Glass in the Atlanta area include the AC Hotel Buckhead Plaza.