Students, Superintendent Chris Ragsdale, and Principal Judy McNeill were joined by Sen. Johnny Isakson, Rep. Karen Handel, and many more, for Walton High School’s ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday.
Breedlove Land Planning is providing landscape architecture and civil engineering services for this multi-phased high school replacement project. The school has remained open throughout construction, which includes a complete teardown and rebuild of existing buildings. Phase I of the project was just completed in July 2017, and provides 132 classrooms. Phase II is underway now and will add performing arts and athletic buildings to the campus. The existing baseball field and stadium will also receive renovations.
This week Breedlove Land Planning, Inc. will sponsor The Atlanta Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects as they host Professor Ellen Dunham-Jones at the TESLA showroom in Decatur. She will present Atlanta 2041, focused on Autonomous Technology, and how the impact of this technology will change the way in which we live and undoubtedly, build and design.
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.