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 &...
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...
1996 Centennial Olympic Park Master Plan

1996 Centennial Olympic Park Master Plan

Sizemore Group was asked by Billy Payne to provide a design for the downtown park to host the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.  The goal was to create a vision that would engage the community and become a tool for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. The results? A legacy for the games and a park which attracts thousands of tourists per year. The design and subsequent development spawned over one billion dollars in further development. Sizemore Group led the design team whose responsibility included master planning and programming efforts for the park and festival areas with 100,000 sf of sponsor villages. The project will serve as a long-term plan for the City of Atlanta and included a major addition for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce – the signature building fronting the Park. Services Master...
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...
Kennesaw State University Marietta Campus (formerly SPSU) Master Plan, Update and Housing Studies

Kennesaw State University Marietta Campus (formerly SPSU) Master Plan, Update and Housing Studies

In 2006, SPSU engaged Sizemore Group to do a comprehensive Master Plan update that integrated the adoption of a new Strategic Plan and created a ten year vision. The proposed solution integrated efforts to develop a new entrance on the north end of campus and property acquired on the west side. The overall direction was to add 800,000 gsf of academic support, 1400 beds and 2500 parking. Since completion, Sizemore Group has done additional studies for new housing: Concept for Theme housing on the Southwest. Concept for Apartment housing on the West. Concept for Apartment / Mixed-use along the East side. Services Site, Building and Space Analysis Future Needs Projections Master Plan Options Costing and...