The Fox Marquee Club
This high-profile renovation of one of Atlanta’s most famous landmarks offers a whole new vantage point for viewing the city, yet its tactful design seamlessly blends the addition and the original structure. In all, the 10,000 sf Marquee Club and Rooftop Lounge includes five bars, two on the rooftop and three inside. Guests enter into the lounge through the Egyptian Ballroom and from there may pass through an air-conditioned conservatory onto the rooftop patio, accessible to the public for the first time in nearly fifty years.
Featured on the bars are hand-painted tiles and back-lit translucent stone with a laser-cut overlay which add a unique touch to this stylish project. The walls are dressed with hand-painted wallpaper, while the different areas of the lounge are delineated by Moorish grillwork. The ceiling of the second level mezzanine is hand-painted to look like the night sky, echoing the design of the grand theater. The walls along the stairway leading from the ground floor up to the rooftop are covered with Venetian plaster and strips of brass inlay. The Italian calacatta stone, Brazilian countertops, Chinese carpet, and light fixtures from Dubai mingle together to give off an international flavor and pay homage to original 1928 design. The expertise of the artisans and craftsman along with the installation and project management provided by Garbutt Construction Company has produced a stunning space that ¬carries the flare of The Fox out into the open air.
The construction team was required to plan and execute the new design without disrupting the existing structure, and worked around daily events at The Fox Theatre. Necessary concrete structural repairs were made to accommodate the additional weight of the new club and rooftop lounge, and the team accomplished this with careful coordination of tools and materials so that the Theatre could remain open during the construction process. Garbutt Construction worked with architecture firm, Lord Aeck Sargent to produce a dazzling space that enhances the value and attraction of this legendary venue.
Karen Gravel, AIA, LEED AP, Principal at Lord Aeck Sargent
It was once again a pleasure working with Garbutt Construction Company on the rehabilitation of another National Historic Landmark – The Fox Theatre. We are thrilled with the outcome of the Marquee Club and it was an honor to work on such an iconic venue with you, our longtime partner. Your team’s commitment to historic property rehabilitation and excellence in construction management is something to be proud of and was no doubt a driving force behind the success of this project.