Emory Brain Health Center

Leapley built multiple spaces within the Emory Brain Health Center to support ongoing research and patient-centric care for those living with brain conditions, disease or cognitive impairment. Leapley prioritized dust mitigation and infection control while renovating existing office space into new training facilities and upgraded offices with a sleek, new entrance and cafe. Leapley installed a vestibule glass entry with stacked stone to complement a list of influential donors. The centralized check-in area features a modern, 3form back lit wall to create a grand entryway for patients and visitors.

Project Details:


Atlanta, GA


27,400 SF


Emory University

Design Team:




Alan discovered his passion for construction as a student at Auburn University – through civil engineering coursework and field experience with the cooperative education program. In the 17 years that followed, he managed many healthcare construction projects for a national general contractor before joining Leapley Construction in 2011 to manage operations of the growing business. Alan is a hands-on leader, a focused and decisive builder, and an advocate for sustainability. Since 2012, he has served on the board of directors for the Lifecycle Building Center to promote the reuse of construction materials and reduce construction waste in landfills. Under his leadership, Leapley safely delivers award-winning projects on-time and within budget in three focused commercial interior markets.


CEO & Founder

Recognized as a Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, an Outstanding Woman in Construction by Construction Business Owner Magazine and one of Atlanta’s “Top 500” leaders by Atlanta Magazine, Meredith Leapley leads with integrity and compassion. Raised in Maryland, Meredith moved to Atlanta in 1999 and founded Leapley Construction to prioritize people throughout construction. Since then, through her involvement with CREW Atlanta, WBENC, CoreNet, Big Brothers Big Sisters, GSU WomenLead, Atlanta Women’s Foundation and Crafting Futures Together, she has maintained that focus and nurtured the business to deliver meaningful impacts to the community while earning annual revenues in excess of $205 Million.