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.
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.
Construction of the Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy is currently entering its final stages. The new elementary school will be located on Atlanta Public School property adjacent to the current Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy building in southwest Atlanta. The campus will feature improved parking, bus drop off and pedestrian connections to campus. The site will also have new playgrounds and playfields. An outdoor classroom and plaza spaces will be aviation themed to pay homage to the revered Tuskegee Airmen, aka ‘Red Tails’, of World War II.
Breedlove Land Planning is pleased to have contributed to the Perkins + Will team for Benjamin E. Mays High School. This Atlanta Public School won in the highest award catagory offered at the recent AIA Georgia design awards. As the AIA webpage notes, “Mays is an example of how adapting and renovating the existing school can be as effective as completely demolishing and building a new building. This facility is transformational for the Mays community and has been accomplished at a much lower financial and environmental cost than building a whole new school.”Breedlove Land Planning provided all site design serices. Congratulations to all the AIA award participants. Click here to view photo from Architectural Record.
Recently the Georgia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced their most recent design awards winners. Breedlove Land Planning is proud to have assisted Perkins + Will in the renovation of the LEED pending D.M. Therrell High School. As the AIA website states “Benjamin E. Mays High School demonstrates how an aged, worn school building can be transformed into a modern learning facility that the community, teachers, and students can be proud of.” BLP provided Civil and Landscape design services. Congratulations to Atlanta Public Schools, Perkins + Will and all the AIA award winners. (photo © Perkins + Will)
Winter Construction has begun preliminary operations to completely renovate Maynard Jackson High School in the City of Atlanta. The project design, led by Perkins + Will Architects, will greatly enhance the school building and site. Breedlove Land Planning provided site design services for the project. New site elements include upgraded vehicular, pedestrian and service access, new softball and tennis facilities, new stormwater management to address runoff volume and water quality and streetscape connections to future Atlanta Beltline trail and light rail network.
As recently reported in Talk Up APS, Atlanta Public Schools has just had a ribbon cutting for the new D.M. Therrell High School Complex. This renovation, led by Perkins+Will Architects, included new open space areas, upgrades to stormwater management facilities, a complete rehabilitation of the upper athletics field and expanded parking facilities that also strive to reduce heat island impacts. Breedlove Land Planning provided site design services for this pending LEED for Schools Gold project.
From youtube.com: “Two years ago, the U.S. Green Building Council – Georgia (USGBC-GA) launched its High Performance, Healthy Schools Program. The program helps Georgia school systems and private schools implement sustainability programs into their schools. Turner Broadcasting System generously donated this video to show the work that was being done in our state. The video was shot onsite at Springdale Park Elementary School, a LEED certified school of the Atlanta Public School System”. Breedlove Land Planning provided all landscape architectural and civil engineering services for the campus.
This month the Jean Child Young Middle School, an Atlanta Public School renovation and addition project, has been awarded Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council. Designed by Perkins + Will Architects and constructed by HJ Russell and Company, this LEED for Schools project utilizes bioretention ponds and storm water infiltration to remove pollutants from runoff, included the complete renovation of the football and athletics field, upgraded the existing parking lot to incorporate carpool and low emission vehicle preferential parking, and created of a series of new plaza areas including an amphitheater. Breedlove Land Planning provide all site design services for this project.
Jean Child Young Middle School, an Atlanta Public School renovation and addition project, is almost complete. This LEED for Schools pending project utilizes bioretention ponds and storm water infiltration to remove pollutants from runoff. Other site improvements include complete renovation of the football and athletics field, upgrading the existing parking lot to incorporate carpool and low emission vehicle preferential parking, and the creation of a series of new plaza areas including this amphitheater in the rear quad. This project is one of many recent Atlanta Public School LEED projects.