The Atrium

Owner: Continental Development

Architect: Gensler

Landscape Architect: Fong Hart Schneider + Partners

General Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie

To achieve the project’s high level of design, the materials and workmanship had to be very high quality. One of the major features of the project is the exterior landscaped courtyard framed by the placement of the two L-shaped office buildings. The courtyard not only serves as the entrance to both buildings, but also is the major outdoor space for use by the tenants.

It was necessary for the hard surface areas to be durable, easily maintained, and yet have a rich, warm feel. Lithocrete® by Shaw & Sons was selected because it provided an integrally colored aggregate finished concrete palette required by the architect and developer.

Shaw & Sons was selected to install the concrete because of their reputation as one of the best contractors for this kind of installation, which requires a lot of skill and care to achieve a uniform finish over a very large area. We didn’t have a second chance at this, and we knew we could always trust Shaw to do it right the first time.

– Bruce DeJong, AIA, Gensler