Georgia Tech Edge Building Plaza Renovation Begins

3-21-13 EdgePlaza

As part of a multi-block streetscape renovation project, Breedlove Land Planning has designed and permitted improvements to the entrance plaza of the Georgia Tech Edge Building.  The building, which is home to the campus Athletics department, currently has an elevated entrance off of Bobby Dodd Way.  The renovation, currently under construction, will reduce the heights of existing retaining walls, introduce granite veneer and other campus hardscape standards, improve access for the disabled and create new seating areas on multiple levels.  The design, as shown on the above BLP rendering, will greatly help reduce the impact of the building’s brutalist façade.

Bobby Dodd Way Streetscape Project is Under Construction at Georgia Tech

3-22-13 BDW StreetscapeFirst came the design and construction of Peter’s Park.  Now, the next phases of the Bobby Dodd Way streetscape are under construction.  This project will renovate three blocks of major thoroughfare through the heart of the Georgia Tech campus, including the main entrance of the football stadium.  Improvements include new stormwater infrastructure, additional sitting areas, new sidewalks, improved intersections and a ‘road diet’ to reduce the amount of asphalt along Bobby Dodd Way in an effort to increase pedestrian connections and comfort.  More photos to come as Mann Mechanical continues their construction of our design.

Maynard Jackson High School Renovation Begins

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.

Mt. Pisgah Christian School Streetscape Project Complete

Mt. Pisgah Christian School located in Johns Creek, GA recently completed the redevelopment of the street frontage at their North and South Campus.  The project is part of there on going campus beautification project and was funded by a donation received by the school.   New fencing and signs were added along with plants to mimic the streetscape at the new Pisgah Athletic complex and provide continuity between the multiple campuses.   The design, provided by Breedlove Land Planning, was constructed by New South Construction.

 

Bobby Dodd Way Streetscape Moves into CDs

Breedlove Land Planning has been authorized by the Georgia Institute of Technology to move into the construction documentation phase (CDs) for the Bobby Dodd Streetscape Project.  A two block section of Bobby Dodd Way in the heart of this urban campus will be replaced to enlarge pedestrian walks, provide better accessibility for users and bring the site up to speed with the new campus landscape standards.

Georgia Tech Peters Park Project in Permitting

Permitting for the Peters Park Improvements at Georgia Tech is close to completion.  Located across the street from Bobby Dodd Stadium, this campus open space includes a series of retaining walls that are in need of replacement.  Breedlove Land Planning has designed a set of construction documents to stabilize the site, improve upon the streetscape treatment and plaza space, reforest portions of the park and manage stormwater quality and runoff through the use of a bioretention pond.  The site design meets all key criteria of the Georgia Tech Landscape Master Plan to help meet the campus’ strict ecological performance targets.