This morning, Breedlove Land Planning (BLP) attended the ground breaking ceremony for Rockdale County’s newest addition – the Pine Street Elementary Replacement School. Located adjacent to Conyers Middle School, off Sigman Road, the existing Pine Street Elementary originally opened it’s doors in 1957. As one of the oldest schools in the Rockdale County School District, the time for replacement had come.
BLP worked with Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart and Associates, Inc. Architects (SRSSA) to design the new campus. The process began as a design competition in which various teams submitted conceptual plans of what the new school could be. The SRSSA / BLP team’s design strategy won the competition and began work to bring the ideas to life. The team worked with key stakeholders to refine the program, further develop the design, prepare construction documents and satisfy all permitting requirements in a timely manner. Completion of the project is estimated for June 2018.
Breedlove Land Planning recently attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for Village Park at North Henry, a 32 acre park in the Fairview community of Henry County. The park, with it’s village green feature, will serve as the community hub for special events and holiday celebrations. In addition, the park offers a splash pad water feature, a community facility, multiple picnic pavilions, (2) two multi-purpose sports fields and miles of multi-use trails. Breedlove Land Planning enjoyed working with Henry County SPLOST in programming, master planning and construction documentation for this great community amenity. Follow this link for more images of the ribbon cutting ceremony:
The newest addition to Zoo Atlanta has opened! Treetop Trail provides visitors with the opportunity to ‘tiptoe through tight quarters while suspended in the air’ in an effort to entertain and educate. Breedlove Land Planning provided design support for the project, including the application and presentation to the Atlanta Urban Design Commission as well as permit drawings. Treetop Trail is a continuation of our service to Zoo Atlanta which has included designs for animal and aviary exhibits, play areas including the Zoo splash pad and the upcoming ‘Grand New View’ expansion.
Breedlove Land Planning is pleased to have contributed to the Perkins + Will team for Benjamin E. Mays High School. This Atlanta Public School won in the highest award catagory offered at the recent AIA Georgia design awards. As the AIA webpage notes, “Mays is an example of how adapting and renovating the existing school can be as effective as completely demolishing and building a new building. This facility is transformational for the Mays community and has been accomplished at a much lower financial and environmental cost than building a whole new school.”Breedlove Land Planning provided all site design serices. Congratulations to all the AIA award participants. Click here to view photo from Architectural Record.
Over the Fall of 2012, Breedlove Land Planning worked with Georgia Tech Facilities, Capital Planning and Space Management and Recreation departments to fast track the design and approval of the Roe Stamps Field renovation master plan. This 53 page documents provides guidance for the redevelopment of what is arguably the most heavily used multi-purpose athletic field in the Southeast United States. Since the completion of this master plan, BLP was approved to produce and permit construction documents. With little time to waste, this multimillion dollar site renovation project was been designed, engineered and submitted for permitting. By the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, we hope to see this project completed. More updates will follow as progress continues!
Breedlove Land Planning is proud to announce the addition of Katie Medina to our team. Katie recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture. In 2010, she interned with the Athens Land Trust with a focus on a community garden. In 2011, Katie interned with the Archway Partnership, helping with grant proposals for improvements on various Clayton County Schools. During the summer of 2012, she interned with Feel Green Inc. in Bangkok and Pattaya, Thailand. Now, her travels have brought her to BLP where we look forward to introducing her to clients, owners, consultants and friends. Bienvenue à bord!