City of Smyrna Community Center

City of Smyrna Community Center

The mission was to design a Community Center that served as the anchor and central focus of the Town Square. To provide a place for the community to recreate and meet within walking distance of other amenities. This is also a gathering point for Town Green functions with the clock tower and fountain as a welcome invitation to join the activities or relax. The Community Center houses two gymnasiums, an elevated running track, two dance studios, a banquet hall, a main stage, flexible conference rooms, offices, racquetball courts, and a large community room. “Smyrna has enjoyed great success that comes from dedication to a well-rounded plan and the willingness to adapt that plan to changing conditions. That success in redevelopment and community building stands as a model for other cities. The enviable position that Smyrna enjoys today began with our downtown redevelopment, which began with Sizemore 26 years ago. That productive and forward-thinking partnership continues as Sizemore Group has remained in the relationship, whether working on projects with us or not. Dedication is the key to unlocking potential. We have had a continued “unlocking” through the years with Sizemore Group.” – Mayor Max Bacon Services Architecture Interior Space...
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...
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Sanctuary and Chapel

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Sanctuary and Chapel

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church needed a master plan for this 240-acre campus and a conceptual design for expansion. The resulting design is rather contemporary in nature, incorporating a variety of lighting sources and upscale furniture, fixtures and equipment. As the largest and fastest growing church in the south, this mega-church campus combines worship, Christian education and family life facilities. The new design includes: 7,450 seat sanctuary 3,000 parking spaces Education and administration wings Services Architecture Interior Design Master Planning Facilities Programming...
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...
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...