Lineweight Studio

adaptive reuse architecture |  atlanta, ga

Heritage Preserve
Sharon, GA
Under Construction

designed at Kronberg Urbanists + Architects

Heritage Preserve is a retreat center located on a remote, rural site that sits near the location of the first Catholic settlement in the state of Georgia. A tranquil place in a unique setting, Heritage Preserve offers visitors the opportunity to seek, find, and renew their faith through connection with history and the natural environment.

As the lead architect, Lineweight Studio’s Eric Bethany was responsible for the design of sixteen guest cottages and the 9,000 square-foot multipurpose “Event Center”, which contains a large gathering space, commercial kitchen, retail store and cafe, administrative rooms, classroom, library, and a small chapel. Other buildings on the property designed by Bethany include several outbuildings, including restroom pavilions, a picnic pavilion, a dock house, and a maintenance barn.

Design began in 2019 and continues today as the vision for Heritage Preserve continues to evolve and mature. Lineweight remains involved in carrying out Construction Administration duties for the cottages and Event Center, which are expected to open in Spring 2024.

Project team: Purification Heritage Center (client), Tripp Pickles/Southern Landscape & Design (general contractor), Kronberg Urbanists + Architects (architecture + site design), Jeff Williams (site design), Grace Brackman (interior design), Mary Konieczny (landscape design), Stability Engineering (structural), Proficient Engineering (MEP), Flippo Civil (civil engineering), Ken Young/Wood Bat Brand (branding + visioning)

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Lineweight Studio LLC is an Atlanta-based full-service architectural design practice specializing in adaptive reuse and renovation projects. Lineweight’s approach to design is context-based, drawing from social, environmental, and historical surroundings to create meaningful and distinctive spaces. As a full-service practice, Lineweight Studio provides services spanning the full breadth of the design and construction process, from Pre-Design through Construction Administration and all phases in between.


Eric Bethany, AIA opened Lineweight Studio LLC in 2022 after working on commercial adaptive reuse, new construction commercial, and missing middle housing projects as a designer at firms in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Charleston. His design work has been recognized by awards at the city and national level, including the City of Atlanta Urban Design Commission and the Congress for the New Urbanism. Eric is a registered architect in the state of Georgia and holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Tulane University School of Architecture.

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