Barrow Arts & Sciences Academy

The Barrow County School System recently held a ribbon cutting for the new Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy (BASA). The new high school focuses on arts and sciences with a foundation in problem-based learning. BLP was selected in 2017 to provide master planning for the overall site, which aims to support the new high school plus potential for future elementary and middle schools. BLP then performed full design, construction documentation and permitting services for the implementation of the master plan’s first phase, the BASA campus. Cunningham Forehand Matthews & Moore Architects, Inc. designed the new BASA facilities, and Charles Black Construction provided construction management services.

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Tech Tower Lawn Parking Lot

Construction for the first phase of Georgia Tech’s renovation of the Tech Tower lawn was completed recently – just in time for the fall semester! The project area is located below the iconic Tech Tower and serves as a prominent gateway into campus off of North Avenue. The completed project enhances the administrative parking lot, including hardscape and drainage improvements. A future phase will focus on improving the lawn area itself and will aim to return the geometry and circulation patterns to historical precedents. Breedlove Land Planning provided landscape architecture and civil engineering services for this project. The project team including Georgia Tech and the contractor Astra Group, worked together to ensure a safe and successful build during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Zoo Atlanta’s New Grigsby Aviary

Over at Zoo Atlanta, Breedlove Land Planning is pleased to report that the Grigsby Aviary is nearing completion. Built by CR Construction, this aviary will create a new standard for Zoo Atlanta. BLP worked with Zoo Atlanta’s Vice President of Facilities, the Vice President of Collections and Conservation, the Curator of Birds, Herpetology and Animal Ambassadors as well as their staff to ‘vet’ a variety of 3-D models depicting the aviary and peacock house before producing plans and details. We are looking forward to seeing the white peacock make itself comfortable in its new home. You can read more here:

High School Football’s Corky Kell Classic Starts Tonight

Collins Hill High School, Dacula High School, and Mill Creek High School Football Fields

Are you ready for some football? The Corky Kell Classic is an annual series of Georgia high school football games to kick-off the season, featuring many of the state’s top teams. With the impacts of current COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, the annual series will be held at nine different football stadiums in order to avoid having multiple games at the same venue.  Of the nine venues selected for the 2020 series, five of the fields were designed by BLP.  The five venues include a traditional natural turf field as well as synthetic turf systems by AstroTurf, FieldTurf, and Shaw Sports Turf.  Regardless of which type of playing surface you prefer, BLP has the design experience to make your next athletics project a success!  This year’s games will be televised on PeachtreeTV starting tonight.

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Grand New View at Zoo Atlanta

Congratulations to Zoo Atlanta and Winter Johnson Group for being recognized as a CMAA 2020 Private Building, Renovation/Modernization, over $20 Million award winner!

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Emory University Convocation Hall

We’re so proud of Emory University and New South Construction for receiving a 2020 CMAA Project Achievement Award for Emory’s Convocation Hall. This project won the award for renovation/modernization of a private building under $15 million. Congratulations to a great team on a project well done!

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Christ the King’s Hyland Center

Congratulations to Christ the King School and New South Construction on the 2020 CMAA Project Achievement Award for Christ the King’s Hyland Center. This project won the award for new construction of a private building with a constructed value under $30 million. Congratulations to a great team for this accomplishment!

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Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy

Congratulations to Atlanta Public Schools and JE Dunn on the 2020 CMAA Project Achievement Award for the Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy. This project won the award for a new construction public building with a constructed value less than $30 million. Congratulations to a great team on a project well done!

Image from CMAA – click here for the full list of awards.