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!

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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.

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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.

Hilsman Middle School – Foundations In Design

This year Breedlove Land Planning had the opportunity to assist Hilsman Middle School students involved in a program called “Foundations In Design.” The program, which received a grant from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), was initiated and led by Architectural Collaborative, an Athens based Architectural Firm. Foundations In Design introduces students to principles of design and construction. Throughout the year, students learned about a variety of AEC practice areas including architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and civil engineering. The students experienced field trips to construction sites, educational sessions with local design professionals and hands-on project activities. The students then divided into small groups to tackle a semester long project – design of a new community garden space on the grounds of their new campus. 

Breedlove Land Planning had recently worked on the site design of the new Hilsman Middle School campus, which was opened in 2019. BLP utilized campus data to prepare a base map of the project area for the students to work from. BLP also donated engineering scales to the program so that students could learn how designers convert real world measurements into a plan scale. BLP’s Kayloe Dawson, PE and Gary Caraway, PLA worked with the students to understand spatial requirements of various elements which could be incorporated into the plan. These elements included walkways, crop rows, raised garden beds, fish ponds/fountains, chicken coops and chicken runs. They also taught students about rainwater capture. The presentation outlined the process of determining how much water would be needed to irrigate their plants and how much water could be collected via rain barrels or cisterns. It explained cistern sizing, proper locating and efficient drip irrigation techniques. 

The program culminated this past Thursday with a presentation by the students.  Each group presented their design solutions to a room full of “jury” members and proud parents.  Moving forward, the designs will be utilized to assist in fund raising efforts as they aim to make the community garden into a campus reality. We look forward to next year as the program hopes to shift to students at Clarke Middle School.

Top Georgia Private Schools

The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported on a recent ranking of the best Private K-12 schools in Georgia and Breedlove Land Planning is proud to count three of them as our clients.  At Pace Academy, we are currently working on their lower school renovation and a campus wide hydrology study.  Across Atlanta at The Paideia School, we are working on the site design for a new Junior High School building that has already received approval from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission.  At Woodward Academy in Southwest Atlanta, we are currently in the design development stage for the renovation of Brewster Hall to become the new administration hub for the campus. We appreciate the opportunity to work with these great institutions and you can learn more about our experience on our portfolio page.

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Hilsman Health Center Ribbon Cutting

BLP’s Matt Tanner recently attended the ribbon cutting for a new health center at Hilsman Middle School. It’s the first at-school health center in Athens-Clarke County, and will offer physical, dental and behavioral healthcare to students at Hilsman Middle School and Gaines Elementary School regardless of their ability to pay. Breedlove Land Planning provided site design services for the school.

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Rockdale County Schools Celebrates Two Groundbreaking Ceremonies

Mike Breedlove and Joe Moon recently attended the groundbreaking ceremonies for Rockdale County School’s new J.H. House Elementary replacement building and the new Central Office Campus. BLP is providing landscape architecture and civil engineering services for both projects.

The new J.H. House facility will provide 110,000 SF of learning space for 800 students. The school includes 40 classrooms, two paired special education classrooms, art, P.E., music, computer science, and a media center. The school is designed by Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates and will be built by Carroll Daniel Construction Company.

The original Pine Street Elementary building, which first opened in 1957, will be renovated to house the new Central Office Campus. The new campus will include 29,000 SF of renovated space and a 53,000 SF addition providing a larger board room, central registration, atrium for gatherings, and a staff dining area for 175 employees. The new campus will also include 250 parking spaces to accommodate staff and visitors. Lindsay Pope Brayfield Clifford & Associates is the project’s architect, and Carroll Daniel Construction Company is the project’s general contractor.

Click on the links below to read more about the events:
Rockdale County School officials break ground for J.H. House construction

Rockdale County Public Schools to re-purpose old Pine Street Elementary campus for Central Offices