City of Duluth Master Plan, Town Green & Festival Center

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 &...
1996 Centennial Olympic Park Master Plan

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...
Emory University Oxford College Master Plan

Emory University Oxford College Master Plan

Emory University Oxford College Master Plan Located adjacent to Downtown Oxford, Oxford College faces the challenges and opportunities of similar settings:  boundaries that are shared with neighborhoods and other institutions, aging physical assets and a need to accommodate growth. This comprehensive project and process was conducted in coordination with the City of Oxford’s planning efforts. The proposed plan builds on reinforcing some of the original planning principles and spaces, maintaining the core of the campus and careful consideration of sustainable practices. The Scope of Work included: Assessment of the land use. Codification of land use to reflect environmental criteria. Integration of the Space Program and Facilities Assessments done by others. Developing physical options with corresponding phasing and...
Southern Polytechnic State University Master Plan, Update & Housing Studies

Southern Polytechnic State University Master Plan, Update & Housing Studies

Southern Polytechnic State University Master Plan, Update & 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...
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 Smyrna Town Center and Market Village

City of Smyrna Town Center and Market Village

City of Smyrna Town Center and Market Village The City Center, located 15 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta, is the focus of this Urban Land Institute award-winning Public/Private Development led by Sizemore Group. As the Executive Architect, Sizemore Group provided a design solution that established a Village Green with a Main Street extension. This 28-acre site is now a mixed-use Town Center with a Community Center, Library, Municipal Services Building, Public Safety Headquarters and Fire Station. Sizemore Group served as Architect, Programmer, Planner and Interior Designer for Design and Site Development. Sizemore Group also provided the design for the retail, loft and office spaces that were developed privately. The success of the entire project prompted financial gains for the City. “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 Programming Master Planning Interior...