City of Duluth Town Green & Festival Center

City of Duluth Town Green & Festival Center

City of Duluth 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 &...
City of Riverdale Town Center

City of Riverdale Town Center

City of Riverdale Town Center The image of the City of Riverdale is to be progressive with a new original architectural character by Sizemore Group. The Civic Center which includes a new City Hall, Community Center and the Amphitheater constitutes about 15 acres. The large recreation space doubles as a performance space for 1,000 people. A large divisible meeting space spills out onto an elevated terrace. The Community Center and City Hall are the edges of an amphitheater with an interactive fountain. “We first selected The Sizemore Group after watching them help transform the City of Smyrna into what it is today, and we knew that we needed the same type of catalytic project. We not only wanted our buildings to make a statement, we also needed them to be LEED certified, help the city address utility costs and conserve water, and provide very specific functions. It was clear that we were trying to create something that the metro area hadn’t seen before. “Sizemore made our vision a reality and put the city on the map. They helped us convert a small pocket park into a cultural nexus that has brought new energy to the city. Our new Town Center – which includes a City Hall, community center, amphitheater, and large recreation space – attracts visitors from all over the region and has served as a nucleus for new development.” – Doug Manning, Director of Operations, Butts County Board of Commissioners Office Services Master Planning Programming Architectural Design Construction Administration Project Management Awards AIA Georgia 2013 Merit Design Award Silver in the 2013 Brick in Architecture Awards by the Brick Industry...
City of Riverdale Amphitheater

City of Riverdale Amphitheater

City of Riverdale Amphitheater The Riverdale Amphitheater was designed as the central green space for the Riverdale Civic Center on Church Street. The Civic Center, which includes a new City Hall, Community Center and the Amphitheater, constitutes about 15 acres. The Amphitheater, covering 45,000 square feet (1 acre) provides a foreground for both the civic buildings and acts as an actively-used public space for concerts and community events. An integral piece of the Amphitheater design is an interactive fountain that makes the Riverdale Civic Center a destination place for adults and children alike. Riverdale Town Center was Awarded Silver in the 2013 Brick in Architecture Awards by the Brick Industry Association. Services Master Planning Architectural Design Construction Administration Awards AIA Georgia 2013 Merit Design Award Silver in the 2013 Brick in Architecture Awards by the Brick Industry...