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 &...
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center

As part of the Master Plan and Conceptual Design, Sizemore Group was commissioned to design a Family Life Center that houses a 28,400 sf auditorium, a dining hall with a commercial-sized kitchen, offices, meeting and conference rooms,  arts and crafts areas, and performing arts spaces. The building also included recreational facilities for track  and field, football, softball and basketball. Services Architecture Construction...
Clark Atlanta University Master Plan & Update

Clark Atlanta University Master Plan & Update

Located in Downtown Atlanta, Clark Atlanta University faces the challenges of most urban institutions: boundaries that are not contiguous, limited open land as well as aging facilities and infrastructure. It has key opportunities such as access to mass transportation and collaborations with surrounding institutions of the Atlanta University Center. The proposed solution focused on developing “infill” sites in order to accommodate future academics, student services, assembly and residential needs. Key implementation strategy adopted by the institution is an aggressive renovation program and a complete overhaul of their central plant. The Scope of Work includes: Environmental Scan Academic, Administration & Student Program Assessment Facilities & Infrastructure Assessment. An implementation plan that develops/ focuses on funding through alternative sources and available by working with City, special planning districts and other institutions or...
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...
Cobb County The Center for Family Resources Retrofit

Cobb County The Center for Family Resources Retrofit

The Center for Family Resources’ extensive design program combines a variety of functions: office space, training rooms/classrooms and career resources all function simultaneously under the same roof. In conjunction with the Center for Family Resources, a full-service Sheltering Arms facility provides convenient daycare for the community and staff. Sizemore Group implemented several design elements to enhance and redevelop the existing big box retail space. Interior skylights were designed and constructed to allow natural daylight to disperse within the space, creating an inviting, calming environment for both the staff and the clients. Services Programming Master Planning Architecture Interior Design Interior Space Planning Project Management...
The Schools at Carver

The Schools at Carver

Carver High School was renovated to convert the aging historic core of Clark Atlanta University into four separate high schools, including the system’s Dual Certification Vocational Training Center and a home for the Early College Academy funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Sizemore Group, in association with Allain + Associates designed new technology labs, a cafeteria and a media center. They also provided historic renovations of Leete Hall (originally the Gammon College Seminary), the gymnasium, and converted another historic structure into the home of the Atlanta Public Schools Archives. Services Programming Master Planning Feasibility Study Community Involvement Architecture Interior Design Construction...