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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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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.
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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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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During this season of giving, Breedlove Land Planning makes a donation to each employee’s charity of choice. We support many different causes – from curing disease, helping the homeless, to protecting animals and our environment. We send you our best wishes for this holiday season as we share these special organizations with you.
ACTS Food Pantry – ACTS (Area Churches Together Serving) is an organization supported by local Oconee County churches to provide food and clothing for the needy.
Alzheimer’s Association – Seeks to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Athens Area Humane Society – Rescues and cares for more than 5,000 animals each year; many of these animals are at risk of being euthanized.
Atlanta Mission – Provides emergency shelter, rehab and recovery services, vocational training, services, and transitional housing. Atlanta Mission serves more than 1,000 homeless men, women, and children every day.
Caring for a Cause – A non-profit that helps families in need through community events and fundraisers. The organization assists families in the McDonough, GA community financially as well as supports them with other needs that arise from unforeseen events.
Downtown Academy – Seeks to provide children of inner-city Athens, Georgia an excellent and rigorous Christ-centered education that builds knowledge, character, and purpose.
Georgia Conservancy – Works to protect and conserve Georgia’s natural resources through advocacy, engagement and collaboration.
Make a Wish Georgia – Grants the wishes of local children facing critical illnesses and renews families and communities disrupted by serious childhood illness.
Mercy Care– A federally qualified health center and Atlanta’s only healthcare for the homeless program (330h), Mercy Care accepts most insurances plans, Medicare and Medicaid and offers a sliding fee scale based on household income for the uninsured.
Oconee Animal Shelter – Protects animals by providing a safe, compassionate shelter for lost, stray, and unwanted animals in Oconee County, Georgia.
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – Susan G. Komen’s goal is to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026 by finding new treatments for the most aggressive forms of breast cancer and ensuring that all people have access to and utilize high-quality breast cancer care.
Sweet Olive Farm Animal Rescue– Helps animals, and educates our community, especially the young, about the importance of responsible animal care, ethical eating, and the sentience of all creatures.