State Farm at Park Center
As one of the largest developments in metro Atlanta’s history, the construction of the initial phase of State Farm’s new corporate office building is complete. This initial phase includes a 13 story office tower over 12 levels of parking. The project is fully integrated with the MARTA people mover system and includes a new MARTA connector building that is constructed in between the uptown and downtown tracks. A direct connection through the office tower’s main lobby to the new MARTA connector reinforces a walkable, Live–Work–Play corporate environment.
One of the challenges solved early by Walter P Moore was driving the solution for the construction of the 50 foot deep basement, the lower half of which is below the water table. The edge of the deep excavation is directly adjacent to the fully operational MARTA tracks, creating multiple complex issues that were resolved only through a truly collaborative Owner-Architect-Engineer-Builder effort.
Phase 2 is set to be complete in 2020 and the superstructure includes a 23 story and 19 story office building with below and above grade parking. The 1,500,000 square feet includes more office space divided between 2 or 3 additional office towers and another massive below grade parking deck to provide spaces for over 7,000 additional cars. The total built area for this phase will be over 3 million square feet.
State Farm Park Center is the largest corporate office project in Atlanta’s metro history. State Farm plans to place at least 8,000 employees at the Park Center. This project will give Dunwoody more of an urban, mixed-use environment, by creating a city center with close proximity to the MARTA stations.