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...
LaGrange College Dormitories

LaGrange College Dormitories

LaGrange College Dormitories The goal was to provide a traditional and solid character for these new buildings on campus. As the architect for the master plan and renovations, Sizemore Group was well-suited to design the dormitories. The placement and detailing of the buildings focuses on creating a learning and pedestrian oriented environment to this campus by: Reinforcing the character of the exterior spaces and focusing on their usage as a gathering place. Preserving the human scale of the Hill campus through creative use of detailing. Cohesiveness of preserves the sense...
Spelman College “The Suites” Student Housing and Dining Hall

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...
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 Public Safety Building

City of Smyrna Public Safety Building

City of Smyrna Public Safety Building Programming, Master Planning and full service Architecture, Engineering, and Interior Design services for a 40,302 sf Police Headquarters with detention and E911/Communications facilities. “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 Architectural Design Programming Master Planning Construction Administration  ...
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...
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...
City of Stockbridge City Hall

City of Stockbridge City Hall

City of Stockbridge City Hall The Stockbridge City Hall is part of the first phase of the City of Stockbridge’s New Town Center and will act as the centerpiece for the entire Town Center and a gateway into the downtown. The City Hall is three stories tall and approximately 29,500 sf. It overlooks two parks, the Town Green and a smaller landscaped park. The first phase of the Town Center includes the City Hall, parking for City Hall, two parks and associated infrastructure. As the first building and centerpiece of the Town Center, the City Hall is establishing a level of quality for future phases of the project. Future phases will include retail, office and housing surrounding the green spaces. Services Design Construction Administration Master Planning Project...
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 the...
Catholic Church of St Ann Master Plan and Design

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...
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 Academy of Technology and Environment Gym, Cafeteria and Classroom Addition

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...
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...
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

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...
Catholic Church of St Ann Master Plan and Design

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...
Dekalb Academy of Technology and Environment Gym, Cafeteria and Classroom Addition

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...
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Addition Master Plan and Design

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Addition Master Plan and Design

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Addition Master Plan and Design The project included the addition of a separate new Narthex and Youth Wing and the expansion and remodeling of the Sanctuary and Chancel spaces. Services Full Architectural Services Programming Master...