Woodruff Arts Center

Atlanta, Georgia
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Bergmeyer Associates
Contractor: Various

Project Overview:

The Woodruff Arts Center is a visual and performing arts center located in Atlanta, Georgia. The center houses three not-for-profit arts divisions on one campus. Opened in 1968, the center is home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the High Museum of Art.

As part of a significant remodel, a number of special event and hospitality spaces were added to accommodate future growth. A new restaurant and entertainment area required a number of custom metal furnishings from steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Working in conjunction with M.B.Wellington, a premiere supplier of custom resin panels, ELEMENT provided a number of high quality, precision finished items for various applications.

Key Contribution by ELEMENT:

  • Materials: Structural steel, stainless steel, aluminum and machined components.

ELEMENT Services:

  • Preliminary materials, manufacturing, engineering, scheduling and budget estimation
  • Presentation of options and solutions, including schedule, scope and budgeting aspects of various options
  • Design and fabrication


  • Community Service Award, 2009 Construction Communications
  • Award of Excellence, 2006 American Concrete Institute

Select Publications:

  • “Expanded High Museum of Art Opened in November”, 13 Nov. 2005, Dexigner
  • “Woodruff Arts Center: Renzo Piano”, 27 Feb. 2006, Arcspace.com