Pond & Company, in association with Harclerode Architects is honored to participate in the 2014 AIA Atlanta Architectural Project Tours. On Saturday, September 20th from 9:00am to 9:00pm, the doors of the Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center (FCACCC) will be open for AIA visitors to tour this vibrant center, see its aviation-inspired design, and feel its community involvement through art, history, and creativity.

The 16,200 SF center located near Fulton County Airport celebrates aviation through its permanent and rotating galleries. Artists and their works are selected based on their interpretation of history of African-Americans in Flight, from general aviation, to military and commercial aviation, and space. There are also rotating galleries for local artists or themed exhibits.

The center offers local residents opportunities to participate in a diverse offering of creative activities such as visual arts, jazz concerts and aviation-inspired summer camps. “The surrounding community has been waiting for [the center] to open its doors for nearly 10 years, so we are very excited to see the positive support of artists and aviator partners,” FCACC Manager Robin Ligon Williams said in a recent interview.

The overall building also borrows from the rich aviation culture found within the art galleries inside and the adjacent Fulton County Airport. From its overall footprint which resembles an aircraft, to the aviation-inspired details found on the exterior, the building fulfills the long standing commitment the Fulton County Arts Council has made to the community, and its pursuit to honor the spirit of aviation and adventure.

Sign up for the tour today through the AIA Website at http://www.aiaatl.org/aiaatl-tours/

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