The Newton College and Career Academy site grading package has been given a thumbs up approval from the Newton County Board of Education… you can read about it here. The new academy is to be located on the same site as the current Newton County High School in Covington, GA. Breedlove Land Planning, in conjunction with Cunningham, Forehand, Matthews, and Moore Architects, has finalized the site design for Phase I of this project and construction begins this month. Phase II of this project, building construction, is anticipated to begin in the Fall of 2010.
The new Zoo Atlanta Carnivore Complex, phase one, is set to open this week. Breedlove Land Planning, as a consultant to The Epsten Group and in conjunction with Ursa International, designed and permitted this habitat renovation. New additions to the zoo include sun bears, sumatran tigers and wreathed hornbills. This exhibit opening marks the second the team has designed at Zoo Atlanta, the first being the Parakeet Adventure (photo below). The phase two design of the renovation of the Carnivore Complex is underway.
Breedlove Land Planning is pleased to announce that it has worked to secure a contract with the Georgia Tech IMAGE Lab to provide 3D animation services for the full modeling of the Georgia Veteran’s Memorial Park. The IMAGINE (Interactive Media Architecture Group in Education) Lab “is composed of a group of researchers and students with a mission of serving the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) community by providing exemplary applications of cutting edge, architectural visualization technologies and to students in the use of these technologies”. IMAGINE Lab will work directly for the Georgia Veteran’s Memorial Park Foundation to provide a realistic 3D visualization of the master plan designed by Breedlove Land Planning.
Breedlove Land Planning recently completed an 80 page report for Woodward Academy, the largest independent school in the continental United States. Founded as Georgia Military College in 1900, this extensive campus is centered on the ‘Bullring’, a historic open space. Heavy student, faculty and visitor use of this area, as well as future plans for adjacent construction, have facilitated the need to investigate the current condition of this campus centerpiece. This report will help guide the future of the Bullring while maintaining reverence for its past.
Breedlove Land Planning Principal Reece Parker, RLA, CLARB, LEED AP BD+C, has been selected by the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) to serve three years on their Technical Advisory Committee. Reece’s extensive experience with complex and comprehensive erosion, sedimentation and pollution control plans will help assist the GWSCC as they work to improve and enhance the Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia.
More news on the City of Decatur front. Breedlove Land Planning is pleased to have been recognized by the Decatur Education Foundation for the financial support it provided to help sponsor the 2010 TOUR deCATUR. The Decatur Education Foundation generates financial support from individuals and organizations to award grants, administer scholarships and engage the community to contribute their time and talents to activities that ultimately benefit Decatur’s youth.
The Decatur Fire Station No.2 was just awarded a 2010 City of Decatur Historic Preservation Award. This LEED silver project in the Oakhurst neighborhood of the City of Decatur conserves water, employs recycled materials and energy-efficient systems, and uses natural light throughout. Breedlove Land Planning, as a consultant to LP3 Architecture, provided all site design services for this award winning project. Click here to learn about the ‘sun-tracker’, one of the many unique features of the building.
Construction has begun on the City of Douglasville’s Hunter Park Community Center. This project is the first phase of a complete renovation of this 80 acre community amenity. The building, designed by Lyman Davidson Dooley Architects, is being constructed by Benning Construction. Breedlove Land Planning designed the site which includes new parking facilities, bioretention ponds to treat stormwater pollutants and new walking trails to compliment an adjacent trail system. The larger park renovation should commence in a couple months.
140,000 square feet of synthetic turf has been delivered to Duncan Creek Park. Deluxe Athletics will begin the turf installation this week and the field will transform into a durable (and green) playing surface. Inlaying of the field hash marks and numbering and installation of the rubber infill will occur over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for updates!
Gwinnett County Schools will be celebrating the completion of their most recent elementary school, Anderson-Livsey Elementary School, on Wednesday, May 12th. The school is named after two local, historical families. Carroll Daniel Construction Company began construction on the school last summer, and it will open for enrollment in Fall of 2010. This project was lead by the architecture firm Lindsay Pope Brayfield Clifford & Associates with Breedlove Land Planning providing all site design services. Five members from BLP will be in attendance to celebrate this momentous occasion.