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 the Brick Industry...
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.

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...
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...
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.

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.

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 &...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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 embodied on paper what we envisioned in our minds....
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 embodied on paper what we envisioned in our minds....
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

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...
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.

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.

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.