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...