East Point City Hall Master Plan and Town Center
In 2016, the City of East Point reached out to Sizemore Group looking to move their city operations back to the heart of historic downtown, which was sitting underutilized but filled with potential.
The City presented Sizemore Group with the objective to build a new city hall with a state of the art facility located in the old town center. The new site, between the original city hall and public safety headquarters, would serve as a beacon of public involvement, community gatherings, and catalyst for investment in downtown businesses and community life. They also needed a master plan of the city block to incorporate the new city hall and auditorium.
Sizemore Group led the design and construction efforts with the support of Brown Design Group, SL King engineering, Foresite engineering, and Winter Construction, to develop the new East Point City Hall.
At 31,000 sq. ft, the new facility maximizes daylight and offers roughly five acres of green space with two water features to be enjoyed by staff and the community.
The building achieved EarthCraft Gold Certification, exceeding the expectations required of the EarthCraft Light Commercial Version 2.0, the green sustainability pilot program that the City of East Point chose as leaders in sustainability.
Water features, including a splash pad for children, allow opportunities for the community to come to the site and enjoy the green space.
The new open plan layout provides better collaboration among departments and encourages individuals in offices to come out and work together. To promote wellness and movement, we included electric sit/stand desks at all open workstations and offices and shared standing height counters and soft seating areas to encourage collaboration and stepping away from the desk. The required egress stairs were designed to be more aesthetically pleasing to encourage daily use versus using the elevator only. We did this by including windows, upgraded finishes and signage.
Services performed for the project:
- Master Planning
- Architectural Design
- Interior Design
- Signage – Branding & Wayfinding
- Furniture Selection & Procurement
- Sustainable Design
- Construction Administration