Global Impact Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Last week, Azael Garza attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for Fulton County Schools’ new Global Impact Academy in Fairburn. The academy is one of two new STEM-focused high schools to open this year in the district. BLP also provided site design services for the Innovation Academy in Milton. You can learn more about both of these new schools in this recent AJC article.

West Manor Elementary School

West Manor Elementary School

Situated just inside Atlanta’s westside perimeter, the West Manor Elementary School project is under construction to renovate the existing building interior as well as add new gym and classroom space. The site design was oriented around several site challenges, such as a steep sloping topography under the new building addition and protection of the beautiful tree canopy/buffer that exists on the property. The site has also presented construction challenges such as very tight access and limited staging space. This has required a collaborative effort between the design team and construction team to ensure construction continues in a timely manner while also preserving the wooded landscape that makes this school unique.

BLP Wins Golden Pipe Engineering Award

Breedlove Land Planning was recently awarded Georgia Utility Contractors Association’s Golden Pipe Engineering Award for our work on King Springs Elementary School Replacement. The GUCA Golden Pipe Engineering Award is designed to recognize engineers who demonstrate the highest degree of merit and integrity for the utility construction industry. BLP was nominated by GUCA member, Civil Site Services Inc., for our excellent knowledge and communication with the constructability of the 4-phase replacement project. Civil Site Services representatives said that Breedlove was quick with response and decision making to help meet and solve changing conditions throughout the project. Meghan Simmons, the project’s civil engineer, accepted the award at the GUCA 2020 Fall Quarterly Meeting & Trade Show. Congratulations, Meghan, for this great accomplishment!

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.

Click here for a video tour and more information about the school.

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!

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

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.

Projects Under Construction

Cobb Career Academy, Cuscowilla Golf Club, Cobb County School District Instructional Support Center

Through these unusual times of social distancing, Breedlove Land Planning continues to serve our clients and perform site visits to our ongoing projects. We’re especially happy to see our education projects preparing for students to (hopefully) arrive this fall.

Hilsman Middle School Receives AGC Build Georgia Award

We’re so proud of the Hilsman Middle School project team for winning a First Place AGC Build Georgia Award for this $25 million, 180,531 SF facility. BLP provided site design for the Clarke County school while Lindsay Pope Brayfield & Associates served as project architect and Carroll Daniel was the general contractor.

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.

Click here to learn more.