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Hapeville Charter Career Academy High School Building

Project Location: Union City, Georgia

Project Scope: 70,000 sf $16.6 million

Completion Date: 2010

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 budget, they delivered a building that was a perfect home for our school.”

– Dr. Gary Martin, president


  • Programming
  • Master Planning
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Program Management
  • LEED Consulting and Documentation

Award Winner: 1st Place – AGC Build Georgia Awards Program, 2010

“From the very beginning of the initial phases of the planning of the design of Hapeville Charter Career Academy project, the Sizemore Group design team has consistently demonstrated an extremely professional and focused approach which accounts for the tremendous success in the completion of the ambitious time lines which have been set. Speaking on behalf of the Hapeville Charter Foundation Board and faculty/staff, the customer service rating of the Sizemore Group design team is A+.”

– Gary Martin