City of Smyrna Town Center and Market Village
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
Hapeville Charter Career Academy
When we first began with Sizemore, we hadn’t even selected a location yet. But in less than one year, we were already settled into an innovative and award-winning building, thanks to their talented team.
They patiently guided us through the entire process. We had numerous stakeholders with very different perspectives and priorities involved, including instructors, department heads, representatives from our dual-enrollment partner schools, and even county and state officials. And our Sizemore team very effectively brought together and listened to all stakeholders to ensure that the building would meet – and exceed – all needs.
I came to this project with no knowledge of architecture and didn’t know what to expect, and they made the entire process enjoyable. On time and on budget, they delivered a building that was a perfect home for our school.
– Dr. Gary Martin, president
Emory University Goizueta Business School
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, University Architect
Catholic Church of St. Ann
‘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 embodied on paper what we envisioned in our minds.
The Sizemore Group was very flexible in making changes to the original design, be it for budgetary reasons or for aesthetics. We insisted early on that we would not spend more than we collected. Sizemore’s design and subsequent modifications always kept that at the forefront, and we were able to meet our original budget.
We were very pleased with the ongoing communication and the final product. Based on our experience, future renovations, which will undoubtedly come, will include The Sizemore Group as our architectural firm.
– Pastor Tom Reilly
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
When it came time for St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church to design a new sanctuary, we knew it would be a tall order. We needed to balance traditional and modern designs while still ensuring that the expansion look and feel like a Catholic church.
The Sizemore Group proved to be the perfect partner. We immediately knew we were in good hands with Bill De St.Aubin and his talented team because they really listened to our needs and responded with such a thoughtful design. They found inspirational ways to enhance the spiritual and communal church functions in this new sacred structure, including blending a traditional crucifix form with an open central altar layout. They were so very approachable throughout the entire project process.
– Father Larry Niese
Town Center Area Community Improvement District
The Sizemore Group has helped the Town Center Area Community Improvement District take a long-term view, helping us to analyze how we’ve grown, anticipate future needs, and capture the personality of this unique area. They’re bringing together the community – including city and county officials, property owners, local employers and employees, residents, and KSU staff and students – to gather input and keep all stakeholders informed of the progress.
Because of their thoughtful and comprehensive process, our Sizemore team been able to design beautiful spaces that connect the Town Center area, take advantage of the natural beauty of the area, and keep our stakeholders’ safety and health top of mind. They’re helping us to grow and plan a more walkable community with numerous trails and multi-use paths, as well as outdoor activities including open-air cafes and a wonderful sports complex. The Town Center area stakeholders are excited about the area’s evolution because of our smart growth approach.
– Jennine Duelge, Finance Manager, Town Center Community Improvement District