Atlanta Office


Exponential growth drives need for new office with capacity for more than 175 employees

Swinerton, an industry-leading commercial general contractor with offices nationwide, announces the completion of its new, expanded Atlanta hub. Located in the city’s popular and award-winning adaptive reuse project Armour Yards, the office is ready for the company to more than double its Atlanta workforce in response to its exponential growth, with a host of features and amenities supporting its well-defined workplace culture and unique workforce development initiatives. Today, approximately 70 employees occupy the 10,000-square foot space at 251 Armour Drive, which officially opens on February 29. 

“Our team is now closer to the heart of Atlanta affording us easier access to jobsites in all directions,” explains Derek Mosiman, Vice President and Division Manager, Swinerton, Atlanta division. “Not only does this represent our continued commitment to this market, but it also reflects our need for a centralized location given the demand for our services throughout the metro area.”

In 2023, revenues for the Atlanta division topped $120 million, doubling that of the previous year. Leadership expects continued exponential growth, projecting revenues to surpass $340 million by 2030 and positioning Swinerton as one of Atlanta’s top 10 general contractors.  

“This exponential growth doesn’t happen without an expansion of our team,” states Mosiman. In 2023, the Atlanta division nearly doubled its workforce adding 22 new employees, including several key positions from other Swinerton offices as part of the company’s talent mobility initiative and focus on developing its workforce. “Among the five Swinerton transfers, we infused Atlanta’s construction workforce with over 90 years of valuable expertise,” states Mosiman.  

Since the office opened in 2017, Swinerton has emerged as a sought-after construction specialist, particularly with notable names in aviation, self-storage, multifamily and technology. With the recent addition of key professionals, the firm also expects to capitalize on its national reputation in healthcare and education to pursue opportunities in those sectors. According to FMI Corporation, education and healthcare will account for nearly 30% of Atlanta’s construction projects through 2025. The firm also maintains an active pipeline within the multifamily and affordable housing, aviation, healthcare, commercial interiors, hospitality, and civic sectors. 

“We expect success. Why? Because we win work and earn repeat business by outworking the competition,” offers Mosiman. “With Swinerton as a 100% employee-owned company, it’s even more important that we embody our core values that demand exceptional service with a hunger and drive to deliver. Offering an office environment where our people can learn, train, succeed and be inspired is pivotal to us continuing to prioritize quality, safety and efficiency.”  

Designed by MurphyMeyers, the Atlanta office features 22 private offices, 30 workstations, two flex rooms, two meeting rooms and a preconstruction room. Employee amenities include a fitness studio, wellness room and a working lounge with overhead doors to the exterior connecting to Atlanta’s famed Beltline. Natural light, biophilic elements and custom art installations complete the fully customized environment. 

“Swinerton is known for our strong commitment to company culture,” explains Ray Haj, Swinerton’s newly appointed Chief Operating Officer, based in the Atlanta office. “As we began planning and envisioning this office, it was essential for us to create a space that would nurture and inspire our team – as well as attract and acquire new talent. It was also important to showcase the quality and excellence our clients can expect when partnering with Swinerton.” 

Most notable is the integration of mass timber into the overall aesthetic. Approximately 550 square feet of European spruce timber was sourced and fabricated by Swinerton’s affiliate company and partner Timberlab at its new Greenville, S.C. facility. With its lower carbon footprint than other materials, the timber is featured in the conference room and integrated into various desk facades throughout the office. Since 2016, Swinerton has delivered several of the nation’s most innovative mass timber projects. 

“Incorporating our local community into our workspace is an essential component of our culture – and art is one way, a very visual way, we accomplish this,” continues Mosiman.

The entryway features a hand-painted mural of famous Atlanta landmarks that depicts Swinerton’s core values of integrity, leadership, passion, excellence and ownership. Organized by A-R-T & Associates, the installation is a collaboration of several Atlanta artists. The conference room features artwork by renowned Atlanta mixed-media artist Eric Mack. Three custom pieces combine visuals of Swinerton projects with newspaper clippings, drawings and other construction elements to create an artistic visual story for office guests and patrons. 

Since expanding to the Southeast in 2017, Swinerton’s Atlanta division has constructed nearly $500 million of commercial environments. The expert team of 70 construction professionals specializes in aviation, corporate interiors, healthcare, hospitality and senior and affordable multifamily housing. The firm has been involved in some of the city’s most notable projects and prestigious clients, including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Delta Air Lines, 3M Company, TPA Group, SAFStor, and Atlantic Residential.