Springdale Park Elementary School was recently recognized with two awards at the AIA Georgia annual conference. This project, designed by Perkins + Will with Breedlove Land Planning as a site design consultant, received an AIA Georgia Citation Award for design excellence and an Excellence in Sustainability Award by the Georgia Chapter of the United States Green Building Council. This LEED Gold pending project provides stormwater management and runoff pollution control through underground infiltration, relies on a drought tolerant plant palette appropriate to the historical context of the Druid Hills neighborhood and preserved hundreds of caliber inches of mature hardwoods throughout the site. (Images © 2010 The Georgia Architect Magazine)
In metro Atlanta, school systems are opening their doors wide as the new academic year begins. Breedlove Land Planning is pleased to have provided site design services for over a dozen new facilities in the area including the following: Coretta Scott King Women’s Academy (pictured above) and Young Middle School projects In City of Atlanta; Druid Hills High School, Cross Keys High School and Tucker High School projects In Dekalb County; Shiloh High School, Mt. View High School and Anderson Livsey Elementary School projects in Gwinnett County; and Feldwood Elementary School in Fulton County. We wish all faculty, staff and students a productive and prosperous new school year.
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.