MLK Federal Building

Originally constructed in 1933 as Atlanta’s primary U.S. Post Office, the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building is currently home to the Southeastern headquarters of the General Service Administration. The facility carries the cultural distinction of being the first structure named to honor the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The LEED Silver certified project is a fusion of rehabilitation, renovation and environmentally conscious design. Sustainable design features include high efficiency mechanical and lighting systems and incorporation of daylighting strategies. These tactics give the building an energy usage that is 15% below code requirements. The project received the Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP).


Owner: General Services Administration
Client: Lord Aeck & Sargent


Interior Lighting Design
Exterior Lighting Design