GBI Morgue Expansion Project Receives Build Georgia Award

The GBI Morgue Expansion and Medical Examiners Annex Building was recently recognized by Associated General Contractors of Georgia with a Build Georgia award. The project was designed by Stevens & Wilkinson, with Breedlove Land Planning providing site design services, and built by Piedmont Construction Group.

Criteria for the awards include exceptional project safety, overcoming project challenges, innovation in construction techniques and materials, excellence in project management and scheduling, as well as dedication to client service. The project includes office space, improvements to the autopsy room and decomposition rooms, a conference room, and a break room.

Other BLP projects that were recognized include:

  • Walton High School Replacement Stage I (Architect: CGLS Architects, Inc.; Contractor: Gilbane)
  • YANMAR / EVO CENTER (Architect: Croft; Contractor: Carroll Daniel Construction)
  • GSU Alpharetta Labs and Student Learning Center (Architect: CGLS Architects, Inc.; Contractor: Albion)
  • Ridgeview Institute Monroe Behavioral Hospital (Architect: Lyman Davidson Dooley, Inc.; Contractor: Carroll Daniel Construction)

Visit AGC Georgia for a full list of winners.

New Senior Center for Chamblee

The North DeKalb Senior / Community Center is one of several new facilities being constructed concurrently over the next year to replace aging senior centers  in different parts of DeKalb County.  Lyman Davidson Dooley Architects led a talented design team  to bring the facility in Chamblee to fruition, or at least to the start of construction.  Ground breaking commenced at a ceremony led by Dekalb CEO Burrell Ellis on November 14, 2012.  While the day was a bit chilly, the end result will be a state-of-the-art senior/community center that warms the hearts of hundreds of active seniors.  Breedlove Land Planning did their part to convert this previously developed site into a user-friendly space with walkable access to nearby Senior Connections and a future City of Chamblee walking path system.

Hunter Park Renovation Complete


The City of Douglasville, Georgia has re-opened Hunter Memorial Park.  Breedlove Land Planning worked with a talented team of consultants to renovate this existing 83-acre park located at 8830 Gurley Road, just off Highway 5 and I-20.  Updated amenities include seven baseball fields, four softball fields, twelve batting cages, seven ALTA certified tennis courts, several support buildings and 650 parking spaces.  The improvements were designed and constructed around an existing 16,000 square foot community center designed by Lyman Davidson Dooley Architects and Breedlove Land Planning completed in early 2011.  The jewel of the renovated park is the only Miracle League Field west of Atlanta, providing children with mental or physical challenges the chance to play baseball.

Clarence Brown Conference Center is LEED Gold Certified

The Daily Tribune News reports that the Clarence Brown Conference Center has achieved LEED Gold certification.  The article states “setting out to attain environmental and sustainable building status, those involved in the engineering, design and construction of the Clarence Brown Conference Center exceeded expectations.”  Breedlove Land Planning provided all site design services for the project and is proud to have played a critical role in helping Bartow County meet, and exceed, their goals for this project.  You can learn more about the center here.

North DeKalb Senior Center Planning Meeting

As the Senior Connections Website notes, there will be a public meeting tonight at the City of Chamblee Civic Center regarding the planning of a new Senior Center serving DeKalb County.  The meeting is an opportunity for citizens to provide programming input to help guide the design team in their planning efforts.  Breedlove Land Planning will be providing landscape architectural and civil engineering site design services for the project.

Hunter Park Community Center Open House Announced

As the City of Douglasville website announces the Hunter Park Community Center will have its Ribbon Cutting and Open House on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm. Open House will be from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.  Attendees will get a firsthand look at this new community amenity.  Breedlove Land Planning provided all site design services for this facility and is the lead designer of the larger Hunter Park renovation currently under construction.

Hunter Park Community Center Wrapping Up- Park Renovation Continues

The new City of Douglasville Hunter Park Community Center is rapidly approaching completion.  Breedlove Land Planning has been on site multiple times over the last week to observe the  installation of trees, shrubs and groundcovers, irrigation systems, infiltration based stormwater management facilities and site conditions in general.  The new building should be open to public towards the beginning of the new year.  Breedlove Land Planning looks forward to continuing its involvement at Hunter Park as our 28 acre park renovation design is implemented over 2011.

Progress at Hunter Park Community Center

Construction continues on the City of Douglasville’s Hunter Park Community Center, which includes new parking, stormwater management facilities and new walking trails to compliment an adjacent trail system.  This photo shows construction crews excavating for a bioretention pond, which will utilize engineered soils and a variety of plants to treat stormwater pollutants.  This building is phase one of the larger 80 acre park renovation designed by Breedlove Land Planning.

The Daily Tribune News – Conference center integrates green features technology to reduce environmental footprint

As reported by the Daily Trubune News, an open house and dedication ceremony for the new Clarence Brown Conference Center is set for Oct. 10, 2010.  This event will offer the public a first hand look at this LEED pending project.  Read more: The Daily Tribune News – Conference center integrates green features technology to reduce environmental footprint

Clarence Brown Conference Center Nears Completion

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The Clarence Brown Conference Center in Bartow County, Georgia is wrapping up.  These photos from Breedlove Land Planning’s lastest site observation show that trees, shrubs and groundcovers have been installed, some site furnishings are in place, the wet pond irrigation reservoir is up and running and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) compliant signage has been integrated with the site.  The LEED review process by the United States Green Building Council is also underway and all site credits complied by Breedlove Land Planning were approved, without comment, in the design application.