Clarence Brown Conference Center Update

The Clarence Brown Conference Center in Bartow County, Georgia is nearing completion.  This 20-acre LEED Silver project, which will be able to host 17 different functions simultaneously, features an outdoor pavilion, amphitheater and wet pond designed by Breedlove Land Planning.  As the link notes, the traditional architectural style and corresponding site design is intended to be reflective of the community’s values, while blending with the Georgia Highlands College Corridor vision.  You can read more about this facility here.

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Duncan Creek Turf Project Complete

140,000 square feet of synthetic turf has been installed at Duncan Creek Park.  Deluxe Athletics has finished the delineation of the field hash marks, numbering and the installation of the rubber infill.  The result is a new community amenity, installed in the heat of the summer, that is ready for use.  Duncan Creek Park is one of hundreds of athletics facilities designed by Breedlove Land Planning, including over a dozen synthetic fields throughout the State of Georgia.

Improvements at Camp Will-a-Way a Summer Success

Camp Will-a-Way is in full swing!  This summer camp is operated by Camp Twin Lakes, a not-for-profit organization that offers year-round recreational, therapeutic, and educational programs for children facing serious illnesses and other physical, emotional and life challenges.  Breedlove Land Planning, as a consultant to Lord Aeck Sargent Architecture, designed numerous campus improvements that have rejuvenated this former State-run facility, including the creation of the new campus green pictured above.  Both firms have donated a significant amount of time and effort to further the mission of this outstanding organization.  Photo © 2010 Lord Aeck Sargent Architecture

NFL players to Host Camp at Woodward Academy

The Atlanta Journal and Constitution is reporting that former Atlanta Falcons wide-receiver Terrance Mathis will be holding a free football camp at Woodward Academy this weekend with a number of former NFL stars.  In addition to being involved in a number of building projects, Breedlove Land Planning provided site design services for many Woodward Academy athletics projects including their softball complex, lacrosse practice fields and their brand new synthetic turf football stadium.  Information regarding the camp can be found here.

Lights, Camera, Action at Decatur High School

Rumor has it that the Hollywood production of Mean Girls 2 is currently being filmed on the campus of Decatur High School.  Breedlove Land Planning provided landscape architectural and civil engineering services for the recently completed athletics stadium and performing arts center.  Lead by Collins Cooper Carusi Architects and built by Winter Construction, these state-of-the-art upgrades to the campus have been extremely well received by the community and will, apparently, be coming to a big screen near you.

Chip Brown Appointed to State Board by Governor

By executive appointment, the Governor of Georgia has named Breedlove Land Planning President Chip Brown, RLA, CLARB, LEED AP, to the State Board of Landscape Architects.  The Board has the authority to adopt rules, set standards for licensure, adopt mandatory standards of professional conduct, and investigate and discipline unauthorized, negligent or incompetent practice within the profession of landscape architecture.  Chip’s appointment continues a long tradition of employee-driven public service to the profession, the art of land planning and responsible site design in general.

Springdale Park Elementary Wins Award

Breedlove Land Planning is pleased to announce that Springdale Park Elementary School recently received an Award of Excellence from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission.   As one of the first Atlanta Public Schools to attempt LEED Silver certification, Springdale Park Elementary School blends environmental and cultural elements in one cohesive design.  The school is located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta and lies adjacent to Springdale Park, originally designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted, the “Father” of the profession of Landscape Architecture.  Breedlove Land Planning provided site design consultant services to Perkins+Will Architects and designed a program that includes infiltration based stormwater management, a native and adapted plant palette that is historically appropriate to the neighborhood and the preservation of hundreds of inches of mature oak trees.