Clark Atlanta University Master Plan & Update

Clark Atlanta University Master Plan & Update

Located in Downtown Atlanta, Clark Atlanta University faces the challenges of most urban institutions: boundaries that are not contiguous, limited open land as well as aging facilities and infrastructure. It has key opportunities such as access to mass transportation and collaborations with surrounding institutions of the Atlanta University Center. The proposed solution focused on developing “infill” sites in order to accommodate future academics, student services, assembly and residential needs. Key implementation strategy adopted by the institution is an aggressive renovation program and a complete overhaul of their central plant. The Scope of Work includes: Environmental Scan Academic, Administration & Student Program Assessment Facilities & Infrastructure Assessment. An implementation plan that develops/ focuses on funding through alternative sources and available by working with City, special planning districts and other institutions or...
Spelman College “The Suites” Student Housing and Dining Hall

Spelman College “The Suites” Student Housing and Dining Hall

The project reflects the high standards set by Spelman College with a facility incorporating quality spaces and finishes. It is integrated into the setting of the adopted Master Plan by incorporating outdoor spaces addressing the proposed College Green, the Sculpture Plaza and Arts Center. The complex also includes a Dining Hall, a private Dining Room, Visitor’s Suites and two levels of covered parking. The Housing Tower provides student suites with spacious bedrooms, kitchenettes and living rooms. Each floor also includes Study Halls and a Recreational Lounge, vending area and ample storage that creates an above average student housing environment. It also includes a Lobby geared toward the display of art. This facility employs LEED design principles as urban infill, energy recovery units and a proposed green roof. The Suites at Spelman College have become the first residence hall at a historically Black college or university to attain the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. Services Sector Master Plan Design and LEED Bridging...
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...
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...
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...
Hapeville Charter Career Academy High School Building

Hapeville Charter Career Academy High School Building

This facility is the first non-profit owned Charter Career Academy in Georgia. It was designed as a LEED building to be built in eight months, from “we need a building but we don’t have a site”, to move-in with all the furniture and technology needed for a future oriented course of study. The Ninth Grade Academy (15,000 sf) was the first element of Hapeville Charter Career Academy’s High School. It was also one of the first five charter academy’s to receive a grant for construction from the State of Georgia. The Ninth Grade Academy was converted into an Eighth Grade Academy as part of a second phase of construction including a larger, 55,000 s.f. high school building. Five areas of professional certifications are provided in conjunction with Atlanta Technical College including Avionics Technician, Paralegal, Patient Care Assisting, Dental Assisting and Front-end Alignment / Brakes / Steering Systems. “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...
University of Georgia Intellicenter Classroom

University of Georgia Intellicenter Classroom

Design and build-out of two floors of an existing LEED shell building for the University of Georgia, Gwinnett Campus.  The facility includes several new classrooms, large gathering space, library, faculty and administration offices and other related support spaces. An underfloor air distribution system was used to provide HVAC to the facility. Services Architecture...
Clark Atlanta University Wright-Young Hall Renovation

Clark Atlanta University Wright-Young Hall Renovation

Complete renovation of an existing 26,000 gsf facility located on the main historic quadrangle. The facility will continue to house the School of Business and its primary functions: classrooms, labs, offices, Trading Room, and other instructional support. The renovation includes an addition to accommodate vertical circulation and a new entrance off the promenade. The project also restores the west facade that faces the historic quad to its original design. The facility is LEED-CI Silver certified. Services Facility Conditions Assessment Programming Architecture FF&E LEED Registration &...
Clark Atlanta University Clement Hall Renovation

Clark Atlanta University Clement Hall Renovation

Built in 1968, Clement Hall is a three story building with approximately 24,000 sf located in the south eastern corner of the main historic quadrangle at the heart of Clark Atlanta University Campus. The facility houses classroom and office spaces supporting, primarily, the School of Education’s programs. Clement Hall is a Certified LEED Silver Building. Services Facility Condition Assessment Programming Architecture FF&E Program Management LEED...