This is our first project in the Atlantic Beach NC.  Our vision of what the future Atlantic Beach Boardwalk could have become has won the design award.  Many thanks to everyone in our firm that works hard on this project.

The proposal envisions a seaside boardwalk with multi-layer leisure space, with new amenities that reflect the city’s emerging populations and tackling these evolving needs.

The new mass timber multi-use pavilion will serve as a stage for outdoor concerts as well as provide shelter and shade for beach goers and other events. When not in use as a stage; it can serve as shaded place for families to gather for a picnic by the beach and for friends to meet up for food and beverages. It will also serve as the event center for beach volleyball tournaments, road races and other events. Other amenities include concession stands and seating on ground floor and the mezzanine floors.

The new boardwalk integrates with existing homes fronting it, with the landscaping features sand fixing plants and palm trees. its undulating form creates pockets for a diverse of functions, such as splash pad, shaded seating area, and picnic area. As well as a gazebo with small amphitheater for children next to the new playground. It also provides ADA access that extend 125 feet from the edge of current boardwalk to the ocean.

A new bathhouse structure accommodates five toilet stalls for women and two stalls plus three urinals for men. Eight open air showers are integrated on the perimeter of the structure, plus a family restroom with diaper station, an ADA restroom as well as a janitor’s closet, and two niches with drinking fountains.

The point area is designed with features including ferries wheel, carousel, and a large flagpole. We have proposed a public art in sculptural form at the point area. The name of the sculpture is phoenix rising, relating to the history of the pavilion.

The spaces between places, sidewalks and crosswalks and alleys pavements are also upgraded with landscape and
permeable pavements.




The new Jeonnam Citizen’s Square will be a public space that touches the daily life of residents. Indoor and outdoor facilities and functions that rejuvenate mind and body are provided for all ages and at the same time breathes new vitality into the urban space. The design envisions a multi-purpose square that is sustainable, encompassing a great variety of vegetations, with visual and physical connections to the surrounding beautiful natural scenery.

Bamboo of Damyang-gun, tea plantation of Boseong-gun, plum trees of Gwangyang-si, chrysanthemum of Hwasun-gun, to name a few, are gathered here as a representative place of Jeollanam-do. These representatives and places of recreational functions are on or encircled by the “islands”; the element specific to the local context of thousand islands is interpreted here in a contemporary way for the design. The central square and the garden bridges of the Jeonnam Citizen’s Square are placed on the main Central Park axis, making the visual, physical, spatial and green connections with the Central Park; the forms and the geometries further continue the artistic grand gesture that gives the square and the park a new attractive identity. Sustainability is important in the design. A combination of active and passive designs makes the building energy neutral with regards to building-related energy consumption. Rainwater will be stored and used for irrigation and toilet facilities, reducing the area’s water consumption. This water storage, combined with the green roofs and permeable grounds makes water run-off minimal.

The new Jeonnam Citizen’s Square aims to bring vitality and innovation to the area through a seamless integration of landscape, leisure, commerce, and culture. It will be the landmark that showcases the best of the province, and building better lives with the people.