Final Phase of Riverwood High School Approved for Construction

Construction is expected to begin next month on the final phase of Riverwood International Charter School’s replacement facility. Breedlove Land Planning has provided site design services for the project since the project’s first phase, a three-story addition that opened in August 2017. This final phase is expected to be completed and open for the 2022-2023 school year. Work includes a new gymnasium building, the rebuilding of the existing performing arts building, demolition of existing structures, as well as construction of utilities, driveways and other site work. CGLS designed the project and Carroll Daniel was selected as the contractor.

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Breedlove Land Planning’s Response to COVID-19

Out of an abundance of caution, Breedlove Land Planning offices will be closed until Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19. We will be working remotely until that time, when we will re-evaluate based on guidance from the CDC. We will continue to interact with clients and colleagues through email, phone communication, and essential meetings. While working remotely we will utilize technology to collaborate effectively and produce thorough and complete design and construction documents. We are committed to providing excellent service to our clients, and we thank you for your understanding as we adapt to this evolving situation.

Ground Breaking for Agricultural Solutions Innovation and Customer Experience Center

The Stepan Company recently broke ground on their new Agricultural Solutions Innovation and Customer Experience Center outside of Winder, Georgia. Reflecting Stepan Company’s commitment to green building and infrastructure, the facility is anticipated to be one of the first LEED certified projects in Barrow County. While working on a team with Construction Works, Inc. and Epsten Group, Breedlove Land Planning provided civil engineering and landscape architecture services for the project. Learn more here.

Zoo Atlanta’s Savanna Hall Now Open

Zoo Atlanta recently announced the opening of Savanna Hall, which was formerly the Cyclorama building at Grant Park. The building now has four floors with event spaces on the third and fourth floors and administrative spaces on the first and second floors. BLP is proud to be a part of the project team with The Epsten Group and Winter Johnson Group.

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Whitefield Academy Lower School

The Whitefield Academy campus, located in Smyrna, GA, is currently undergoing some exciting changes; a new lower school is under construction! Breedlove Land Planning provided civil engineering and landscape architecture services for the project, which also includes improved outdoor play spaces, improved service access, a brand new campus entrance, and a new multi-purpose practice field. After this project, the west side of campus will surely look a bit different, and Whitefield will be able to enjoy increased functionality and improved vehicular and pedestrian circulation.

The practice field has recently been completed and is receiving the finishing touches for use this spring. The remaining phases of the project, including the new lower school building named after former principal Jeannie Brostrand and designed by Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, is scheduled to be completed for the upcoming fall semester 2020.

Over the years, Breedlove Land Planning also provided comprehensive site design services for Whitefield Academy’s current upper school and tennis complex, as well as their overall campus masterplan. We are honored to be a part of the school’s overall development and are excited to see Whitefield’s campus goals and vision take shape.

Georgia Municipal Association Headquarters Groundbreaking

BLP is excited to be working on the new GMA Headquarters with the project’s architect, Stevens & Wilkinson. The project includes a new four-story building, a parking deck, and renovations to the existing building. The headquarters also includes a landscaped courtyard between the two buildings, and a fourth-floor terrace facing the State Capitol that can accommodate up to 200 people for special events.

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UGA Transit Facility

Breedlove Land Planning is the lead designer for Phase 1 of the University of Georgia’s project to update the infrastructure at the UGA Transit Facility. The project is planned in phases to accommodate the university’s gradual transition to an electric bus fleet. They are receiving the Proterra buses in phases as their manufacturing and commissioning is complete. The new fleet will significantly reduce emissions and create opportunities for experiential learning and research.

UGA’s transit system is the state’s second largest bus system in ridership behind MARTA, serving 11 million passengers per year. Phase 1 of the project accommodates charging 22 buses, and BLP hopes to continue work on Phase 2, which is anticipated to include 34 more charging spaces covered by a solar canopy. Womack & Associates was a consultant under BLP for the project’s electrical design.

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