Clark Atlanta University Thayer Hall Renovation

Clark Atlanta University Thayer Hall Renovation

When designing a comprehensive renovation of an existing facility to accommodate the the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work, Sizemore Group conceived of a solution that features key elements of the original design that had been hidden through previous renovations.

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center

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...
Georgia Regents University / UGA Medical Partnership Building

Georgia Regents University / UGA Medical Partnership Building

Georgia Regents University / UGA Medical Partnership Building Comprehensive renovation of a 38,460 sf historic facility located on the edge of the Oconee River. This old mill was restored to accommodate the Medical College of Georgia’s Educational Initiative at the University of Georgia. It houses classrooms, labs, offices and student support functions. Project was delivered using Design/Build method. Services Programming Architecture Interior Design Construction Administration Award Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation Preservation Award for Outstanding Rehabilitation,...
The Schools at Carver

The Schools at Carver

Sizemore Group led Carver High School’s renovation to convert the aging historic core of Clark Atlanta University into four separate high schools, creating new technology labs, a cafeteria, and media center. They also provided historic renovations of Leete Hall (originally the Gammon College Seminary), the gymnasium, and converted another historic structure into the home of the Atlanta Public Schools Archives.

Chamblee First United Methodist Church Education Building Renovation

Chamblee First United Methodist Church Education Building Renovation

Chamblee First United Methodist Church Education Building Renovation Renovation of Existing 30,000 gsf Education Building, Fellowship Hall and Church Administration Offices, including a New Two Story Lobby Space. Sizemore Group renovated Nursery, Kindergarten and Youth Classrooms, as well as Youth/Adult Sunday School and Music Programs. “Our experience with The Sizemore Group – and particularly with Bill, Lilly, and Angel – was such a great experience that we would not hesitate to engage them for the next phase of our facility restoration. “The improvement was unbelievable. There was never a question in our minds that the Sizemore Group would be involved in our next project.” – Reverend Dr. Royeese Stowe Services Programming Master Planning Architectural Design Interior Design Construction Documentation Construction...
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...
City of Riverdale City Hall

City of Riverdale City Hall

City of Riverdale City Hall 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 will double 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 Interior Design Awards AIA Georgia 2013 Merit Design Award Silver in the 2013 Brick in Architecture Awards by...
City of Smyrna Community Center

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...
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...
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 &...
City of Duluth Town Green & Festival Center

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 &...
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...
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...
Cobb County The Center for Family Resources Retrofit

Cobb County The Center for Family Resources Retrofit

The Center for Family Resources Retrofit The Center for Family Resources’ extensive design program combines a variety of functions: office space, training rooms/classrooms and career resources all function simultaneously under the same roof. In conjunction with the Center for Family Resources, a full-service Sheltering Arms facility provides convenient daycare for the community and staff. Sizemore Group implemented several design elements to enhance and redevelop the existing big box retail space. Interior skylights were designed and constructed to allow natural daylight to disperse within the space, creating an inviting, calming environment for both the staff and the clients. Services Programming Master Planning Architecture Interior Design Interior Space Planning Project Management...
City of Riverdale Community Center

City of Riverdale Community Center

City of Riverdale Community Center The image of the City of Riverdale is to be progressive with a new original architectural character by Sizemore Group. The Civic Center includes a new City Hall, Community Center (including gymnasium and dance studio), 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 Architectural Design Construction Administration 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...
Athens-Clarke County Bobby M. Snipes Water Resources Center

Athens-Clarke County Bobby M. Snipes Water Resources Center

Athens-Clarke County Bobby M. Snipes Water Resources Center Sizemore Group designed the Bobby M. Snipes Water Resources Center to upgrade and expand the J.G Beacham Water Treatment Plan in Athens-Clarke County. The 17,674 sf LEED-NC Silver certified facility includes a water quality testing laboratory, administrative offices, training rooms and will also provide public educational tours. Services Full Architectural Services LEED Consultation LEED...
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...
Emory University Goizueta Business School Expansion and Addition

Emory University Goizueta Business School Expansion and Addition

Following Emory’s core design goal of “enlightened frugality,” Sizemore Group created a 90,000-gsf expansion and addition that helped Emory’s School of Business create an identify of place that was different from other campus buildings but still wholly within the Emory idiom.

Kennesaw State University College of Education Addition

Kennesaw State University College of Education Addition

Sizemore Group oversaw a collaborative approach to design, leading highly collaborative sessions with all KSU College of Education stakeholders to conceptualize a structure that would provide needed additional space and incorporate building materials of existing buildings for a cohesive look.

Georgia Regents University Allgood Hall

Georgia Regents University Allgood Hall

Sizemore Group designed Allgood Hall as a recognizable gateway for all the academic buildings and maintained sensitivity to the historic southern style campus, incorporating building elements with a persona of strength and integrity and creating technologically advanced classrooms that allow for a 21st century learning experience.

Clark Atlanta University Thayer Hall Renovation

Clark Atlanta University Thayer Hall Renovation

When designing a comprehensive renovation of an existing facility to accommodate the the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work, Sizemore Group conceived of a solution that features key elements of the original design that had been hidden through previous renovations.

Clark Atlanta University Thayer Hall Renovation

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...
Clark Atlanta University Wright-Young Hall Renovation

Clark Atlanta University Wright-Young Hall Renovation

As part of the complete renovation of an existing 26,000-gsf facility located on Clark Atlanta University’s main historic quadrangle, Sizemore Group created an addition to accommodate vertical circulation and restored the facade that faces the historic quad to its original design.

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. Sizemore Group’s 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.

Southern Polytechnic State University Master Plan, Update & Housing Studies

Southern Polytechnic State University Master Plan, Update & Housing Studies

SPSU engaged Sizemore Group to update the school’s comprehensive Master Plan, integrating the adoption of a new Strategic Plan and creating a ten-year vision. Since its completion, Sizemore Group has done additional studies for SPSU’s new housing, including creating concepts for theme housing, apartment housing, and mixed-use.

Georgia Regents University / UGA Medical Partnership Building

Georgia Regents University / UGA Medical Partnership Building

Georgia Regents University / UGA Medical Partnership Building Comprehensive renovation of a 38,460 sf historic facility located on the edge of the Oconee River. This old mill was restored to accommodate the Medical College of Georgia’s Educational Initiative at the University of Georgia. It houses classrooms, labs, offices and student support functions. Project was delivered using Design/Build method. Services Programming Architecture Interior Design Construction Administration Award Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation Preservation Award for Outstanding Rehabilitation,...