Dekalb Academy of Technology and Environment Gym, Cafeteria and Classroom Addition

Dekalb Academy of Technology and Environment Gym, Cafeteria and Classroom Addition

Dekalb Academy of Technology and Environment Gym, Cafeteria and Classroom Addition DATE moved into three different leased facilities during the school’s brief three year history. Sizemore Group showed them that it was possible to purchase their existing building, to increase the number of K-8 home room classrooms, and to add science labs, a cafeteria, and a gymnasium at a carrying cost which they could afford. Initial sketches showed the Board and the Parents that it was possible to achieve their dreams. The time line was also incredibly compact because of the financing time line, and the need to purchase the building before their option ran out. Sizemore Group put together a Design-Build team who worked together under the compact time frame to allow the interior renovations to be completed during the summer months, and the support spaces in the addition to be complete soon after. The addition is a low energy, low maintenance, fully daylighted building. Services Interior Design Renovation New Addition Design Program Management Architecture Financial Services Programming/Scope...
City of Riverdale Community Center

City of Riverdale Community Center

City of Riverdale Community Center The image of the City of Riverdale is to be progressive with a new original architectural character by Sizemore Group. The Civic Center includes a new City Hall, Community Center (including gymnasium and dance studio), 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 Architectural Design Construction Administration Awards AIA Georgia 2013 Merit Design Award Silver in the 2013 Brick in Architecture Awards by the Brick Industry...
Athens-Clarke County Bobby M. Snipes Water Resources Center

Athens-Clarke County Bobby M. Snipes Water Resources Center

Athens-Clarke County Bobby M. Snipes Water Resources Center Sizemore Group designed the Bobby M. Snipes Water Resources Center to upgrade and expand the J.G Beacham Water Treatment Plan in Athens-Clarke County. The 17,674 sf LEED-NC Silver certified facility includes a water quality testing laboratory, administrative offices, training rooms and will also provide public educational tours. Services Full Architectural Services LEED Consultation LEED...
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Expansion

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Expansion

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Expansion The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce needed a popular gathering space for community functions due to its downtown location adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park. Sizemore Group designed the expansion of the building to allow for additional meeting space and offices. The latest addition is a rooftop glass terrace which was completed in 2003. Sizemore Group continues to provide on-going design solutions to the facility. Services Architecture Master Planning Interior Space Planning Art...
LaGrange College Dormitories

LaGrange College Dormitories

LaGrange College Dormitories The goal was to provide a traditional and solid character for these new buildings on campus. As the architect for the master plan and renovations, Sizemore Group was well-suited to design the dormitories. The placement and detailing of the buildings focuses on creating a learning and pedestrian oriented environment to this campus by: Reinforcing the character of the exterior spaces and focusing on their usage as a gathering place. Preserving the human scale of the Hill campus through creative use of detailing. Cohesiveness of preserves the sense...
Spelman College “The Suites” Student Housing and Dining Hall

Spelman College “The Suites” Student Housing and Dining Hall

Spelman College “The Suites” Student Housing and Dining Hall The project reflects the high standards set by Spelman College with a facility incorporating quality spaces and finishes. It is integrated into the setting of the adopted Master Plan by incorporating outdoor spaces addressing the proposed College Green, the Sculpture Plaza and Arts Center. The complex also includes a Dining Hall, a private Dining Room, Visitor’s Suites and two levels of covered parking. The Housing Tower provides student suites with spacious bedrooms, kitchenettes and living rooms. Each floor also includes Study Halls and a Recreational Lounge, vending area and ample storage that creates an above average student housing environment. It also includes a Lobby geared toward the display of art. This facility employs LEED design principles as urban infill, energy recovery units and a proposed green roof. The Suites at Spelman College have become the first residence hall at a historically Black college or university to attain the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. Services Sector Master Plan Design and LEED Bridging...