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...
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...
DeKalb County Embry Hills Public Library Addition & Renovation

DeKalb County Embry Hills Public Library Addition & Renovation

DeKalb County Embry Hills Public Library Addition & Renovation Sizemore Group was commissioned to design a 8,000 SF addition to an existing branch library. The addition includes a new entrance, Community Meeting Room, Staff Support areas, Youth Services area, and renovation of Adult and Reference areas. Services Architectural Design Interior...
DeKalb County Embry Hills Public Library Addition & Renovation

DeKalb County Embry Hills Public Library Addition & Renovation

DeKalb County Embry Hills Public Library Addition & Renovation Sizemore Group was commissioned to design a 8,000 SF addition to an existing branch library. The addition includes a new entrance, Community Meeting Room, Staff Support areas, Youth Services area, and renovation of Adult and Reference areas. Services Architectural Design Interior...
Emory University Goizueta Business School Expansion and Addition

Emory University Goizueta Business School Expansion and Addition

Emory University Goizueta Business School Expansion and Addition Emory University needed an addition for the existing business school. Sizemore Group was able to quickly ascertain the needs of the Program and provide architectural direction. The Program was verified with a review and comparison of ‘peer’ institutions. This project has been awarded LEED Gold Certification. Designed under Emory’s core design goal of “enlightened frugality”, sustainable design concepts were only adopted where they offered a sustainable return on investment. This 90,000 gsf expansion includes office functions inherent to the Business School as well as new classrooms and offices for the Executive Education Program. Sizemore Group is the Architect of Record for this project and KMW is the Associate Architect. “The Business School expansion project and the associated site design anchored the monumental sea change for this quadrant of campus, an area that had long been considered the “outback.”  Not only did it provide a new campus green and gathering place defined by building edges open and porous, it was also inviting and accessible to the surrounding communities of people. The rhythm and scale of the facades helped to create an identity of place different from others on campus, but wholly within the Emory idiom.  The gateway under the connective bridge provided a strong sense of transition and iconic identity. “The Sizemore Group helped us establish the strength of design risk that would be so rewarding for the Emory community: large glass windows in circulation areas, the bridge as both connector and lounge, and the play of shade and shadow patterns with loggia, balcony and flat façade combinations.”  – Jen Fabrick, Emory...
Catholic Church of St Ann Master Plan and Design

Catholic Church of St Ann Master Plan and Design

Catholic Church of St. Ann Master Plan and Design The goal was to analyze the church’s existing facilities and to provide preliminary design services including a new Master Plan, nave renovations, new narthex and youth center additions. Sizemore Group provided a detailed report that summarized the findings and recommendations of collaborative efforts of technical assessment and the parish consensus.  The technical assessment involved architects and engineers interviewing key operations personnel for recommendations on future needs. The collaborative efforts of the parish involved assemblies, surveys, questionnaires and various interviews of the ministry leadership including the Pastor and liturgical consultant. Once funding capacity for the next five to ten years is determined, Sizemore Group will work with the church leadership to review the priorities set forth by the parish community. “‘Different hearts, different lives, one in the name of God; different hurts, different needs, we are one body, one in the name of our God…’ These lyrics to a song we often use best describe who we are and why our church facility is so important to our family of parishioners. Though we all lead different lives, we all come together as one family each week. While some would say the building is unimportant, it very much allows our parishioners to gather in a place they can call ‘home.’ “With that in mind, we contacted The Sizemore Group as one of five possible architects for our 2007 church renovation project, and Sizemore was the one who captured that feeling of a family worship space in their design—the spectacular sanctuary, the curved pews, the new lighting packages, and the unique exterior all...