Technology hub Coda will fill a city block in Midtown

The mixed-use development, located near Georgia Tech, is set to debut in March 2019
Coda at Tech Square

Rendering © John Portman & Associates

High hopes
Joining a groundswell of high-rise construction across Midtown, Coda at Tech Square will be the Southeast’s first “Class T” office venture—a tech hub designed to promote innovation and collaboration. It will fill a city block between Spring, West Peachtree, and Fourth streets and Armstead Place.

Portman connection
Designed by John Portman & Associates, the $375 million project will be owned by developer Portman Holdings. Plans call for the 770,000-square-foot, mixed-use complex to debut in March 2019, with Georgia Tech as the anchor tenant.

What’ll be there?
The project will include a 21-story tower—sheathed in “intelligent” glass that adjusts to light and climate conditions—plus a high-speed data center, research facilities, a public plaza with restaurants, and roughly 30,000 square feet of retail that will occupy the historic Crum & Forster Building.

What’s in a name?
“In its literal sense, a coda is a symbol in written music [that means] ‘return to the beginning,’” says Portman Holdings CEO Ambrish Baisiwala. “In a more figurative sense, it’s been used to depict an infinity loop. We extended that to represent an infinite loop of innovation, which is what Coda, the building, represents.”

This article originally appeared in our March 2017 issue.