Groundbreaking for the Georgia Department of Public Safety Headquarters

Breedlove Land Planning was pleased to join Governor Brian Kemp, the First Lady, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, Speaker of House David Ralston, Commissioner Colonel Christopher Wright, the brave men and women of the Georgia State Patrol and the employees of the Georgia Department of Public Safety at the August 19th 2021 groundbreaking of the new DPS headquarters building. As part of the SSOE/Stevens & Wilkinson team, Breedlove Land Planning is the landscape architect and civil engineer for this remarkable project. The scope consists of a new headquarters building, gatehouse and entry to the State complex, parking deck, outdoor plazas and patios and most importantly a memorial to the fallen officers of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Turner Construction begins land disturbance this week on this $55 million project managed by the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission. Click here to learn more.

UGA First Year Residence Hall Topping Out

Last week we celebrated the topping out of UGA’s new First Year Residence Hall with Turner Construction and Beck. From the roof of this project we were able to capture some great images of another Breedlove project on campus – UGA’s Business Learning Community.

New City of Decatur School Additions Underway

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Construction of the new 4/5 Academy and Oakhurst Elementary Schools begin as members of the design team including Stevens & Wilkinson architects, Decatur school board, and Turner Construction celebrate at the groundbreaking ceremonies. Members of the school board staff and City Schools of Decatur spoke before a crowd and commented on how impressed and proud they were with the design teams efforts to produce a quality project and still ensure the safety of the children at the schools. Breedlove Land Planning provided all site design for these two projects.

Chamblee High School Construction Progressing

Construction at the new Chamblee High School continues! The first phase of construction is in full swing with framing of the new Academic Building along Chamblee-Dunwoody Road nearing completion.  Turner Construction is working diligently to meet the targeted opening date of January 2014.  As reported on the School’s construction progress website, all existing school activities are being performed smoothly in conjunction with the construction.

Demolition of Old Apartments Mark the Beginning of Chamblee Charter High School Transformation

Chamblee Charter High School construction is under way and off to a great start!  Here is what DeKalb County School District has to say about their premier construction project:  “Targeted to open early 2014, the current $69 million construction project will dramatically change the face and size of the school. The site will be expanded by six acres with the acquisition of the apartments to the south of the school. Stadium Drive will disappear to make room for a greatly expanded L-shaped building. The new L-shaped school will have classrooms in a four-story building facing Chamblee Dunwoody Road. An elevated bridge will connect the classroom building to a two-story building along Pierce Drive that will contain a new gymnasium, auditorium and natatorium. On the north side of the buildings, Steve Westby Field will be moved some and be rebuilt. For the first time, the girls will have their own softball field, and a practice field will be built for football, soccer or other activities. The aging tennis and basketball courts will be rebuilt as well.”  Breedlove Land Planning, Inc. is proud to have provided all site design services in conjunction with the architectural design by Perkins & Will.  For updates on the construction progress, check out the following link:

Tucker High School Open to Students

While Turner Construction and the Design Team work through the remaining finishing touches, Dekalb County’s Tucker High School as opened to students.  Among the many new site elements are a new athletics complex, a Student Memorial Garden which opens from the Student Commons and cafeteria, and a complete upgrade to the stormwater management system which will enhance stormwater quality and better control runoff from the site.  Breedlove Land Planning is proud to have assisted the school system in this new addition and renovation.

Tucker High School Improvements Almost Complete

As the Tucker High School Construction Website states- ‘improvements at Tucker High School are moving along.  Currently, Turner Construction has placed sod on the new football field, which includes a landscaped seating area. The goal posts have been placed and the new track is within a few weeks of being complete.  Turner is also working on the baseball field, which is on the very back of the school site closest to Ball Park Drive.’  The school improvements should be complete by the end of the year.

Recycled Concrete at Tucker High School

Construction continues at Tucker High School in Dekalb County.  This project, designed by Milton Pate Architects and being built by Turner Construction, will be completed in time for the 2011-2012 school year.  Many efforts were made by Breedlove Land Planning to incorporate tenets of sustainable design, including the use of recycled materials.  For instance, instead of hauling in new stone for the site, salvaged concrete from the original school building was crushed on site, separated from other materials, washed and used for a variety of applications.  This photo shows recycled concrete used as the bedding for an underground stormwater management system.  You can follow the project on the Tucker High School Construction Forum.

Arabia Mountain LEED High School on CNN

Located within the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and, more specifically, within the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, this site was a perfect fit for this environmental showcase along the Arabia Mountain Greenway Trail.  Breedlove Land Planning was honored to provide the site design services for this unique high school, which has a curriculum geared specifically to environmental studies.