Georgia Regents University / UGA Medical Partnership Building

Georgia Regents University / UGA Medical Partnership Building

Georgia Regents University / UGA Medical Partnership Building Comprehensive renovation of a 38,460 sf historic facility located on the edge of the Oconee River. This old mill was restored to accommodate the Medical College of Georgia’s Educational Initiative at the University of Georgia. It houses classrooms, labs, offices and student support functions. Project was delivered using Design/Build method. Services Programming Architecture Interior Design Construction Administration Award Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation Preservation Award for Outstanding Rehabilitation,...
Georgia Regents University Allgood Hall

Georgia Regents University Allgood Hall

Georgia Regents University Allgood Hall The mission was to create Allgood Hall as a recognizable gateway for all the academic buildings and maintain sensitivity to the historic southern style campus. The blend of bricks with custom trim work projects a persona of strength and integrity for this gateway building. Allgood Hall houses technologically advanced classroom spaces which allow professors to give each student a 21st century learning experience. The interior spaces are integrated in a logical pattern and provide comfort in light, sound and temperature. The facility features distributive learning classrooms, labs, faculty offices, and a variety of student study spaces. Woodhurst Partners served as  Associate Architects. Services Master Planning Architecture Interior Space planning Construction...
Clark Atlanta University Thayer Hall Renovation

Clark Atlanta University Thayer Hall Renovation

Clark Atlanta University Thayer Hall Renovation Comprehensive renovation of this existing facility to accommodate the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work. It provides space for offices, classrooms and demonstration laboratories. Sizemore Group designed a solution that features key elements of the original design that had been “hidden” through previous renovations. The project is being executed using a multiple package approach to bid and construction. Services Facility Conditions Assessment Programming Architecture Interior Space planning FF&E Program...

Architecture reflects our values

BY WILLIAM DE ST. AUBIN (As published in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution on May 8, 2015) DEAN ROHRER / NEWSART We are as a region proud of our growing focus on sustainability and our increasing emphasis on creating a healthy sense of place in our cities and towns. The two priorities are intertwined. Just as we are stewards of natural and economic resources, we should think of ourselves as stewards of our built environment. If we are to continue our progress toward an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future, we must have greater public engagement in architecture, which brings together these concerns. (We’re going to need more architects, too.) “We shape our buildings,” Winston Churchill famously said, “thereafter they shape us.” Today we can expand on that to say we also mold our neighborhoods, towns and cities — and thereafter they influence us. It is up to us to shape the places in which we live. It is heartening to see we’re headed in the right direction as a region; the revitalization of our urban cores, campuses and town centers is beginning to reflect a new set of values. The integration of design and city life represents a shift of emphasis and priority to the public realm. From the Atlanta Beltline to city centers in Woodstock, Duluth, Kennesaw and elsewhere, we’re seeing a celebration of public places and how our built environment forms them. We’re even seeing a blossoming and a wonderful blurring of public and private realms in healthy, inclusive ways as we connect these places with trails, outdoor cafes, lineal greens and terraces. Like most success, this focus on...
City of Duluth Master Plan, Town Green & Festival Center

City of Duluth Master Plan, Town Green & Festival Center

City of Duluth Master Plan, Town Green & Festival Center Nestled in Gwinnett County in Northeast Georgia, Duluth was experiencing the economic benefits due to its close proximity to the thriving metropolis of Atlanta.  However, with its downtown virtually extinct, Duluth was in dire need of an identity. Sizemore Group was hired to Master Plan and Design a new Town Center that included a new Amphitheater, City Hall and Law Enforcement Facility. The Pavilion was designed for community events, concerts and theater productions.  Two community rooms flank the stage and provide conditional space for a wide variety of events.  The upstairs is rented for private events to help generate revenue.  In addition, the stage is sized to accommodate a 50-member orchestra. The Amphitheater seats 1,500 persons, while the Town Green supports up to a crowd of 15,000. Services Consensus Building Master Planning Architecture Interior Space Awards Recognized as a ‘Development of Excellence’ by the Atlanta Regional Commission, 2007 “Great Community Place” National Award, ‘Projects for Public Spaces’, 2003 Georgia ASLA Merit Award, 2003 Cities of Excellence Award, 2003 Gwinnett County Clean and Beautiful Award, 2002 Gwinnett Magazine, ‘Best of Gwinnett’ Best Outdoor Concert Facility, 2002, 2003 & 2004 Best Downtown, 2003 &...