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Additional Projects – Institutional

Armstrong Atlantic State University Continuing Education Center
Savannah, GA | 73,750 SF
Converted from a Publix Shopping Center, this welcoming facility features an atrium with a spiral staircase to the second floor, ballroom with operable partitions, classrooms, seminar rooms, computer labs, administrative support offices, public restrooms and storage rooms.

Coweta County Library
Newnan, GA | 25,280 SF
This public library features an open and vibrant layout inviting to all ages of readers. Visitors are welcomed into the facility through the 36’ high ceiling clerestory lobby adorned with interior brick, arched elements, and decorative steel trusses. Separate wings of the building are dedicated to a children’s library and adult reading room, each with its own clerestory to infuse the space with natural light and simple elegance. Two outdoor patios provide a different environment for reading with a view of Robinson Pond. In addition to administrative staff offices, the facility has a café, large multipurpose room, and e-learning center.

Charles Mack Citizen Center
Mooresville, NC | 39,155 SF
The Citizen Center enriches lives in the community by offering a one-of-a-kind venue for banquets, weddings, arts, festivals and other popular events. This two story addition to the multi-use event facility features a clearstory elevation and new mechanical facility for the natatorium.

Devereux Treatment Center
Kennesaw, GA | 205,651 SF Total
A national non-profit organization which provides services for persons with emotional, developmental, and educational needs, Devereux’s Kennesaw campus receives a two-phased renovation and addition. The result is safe haven living on a secure campus in a nature-inspired setting.

The Phase I addition to the campus provides housing and educational space as well as a new cafeteria, several vocational buildings and campus facilities. In addition to three new buildings, four existing building are renovated. Those buildings consist of the following: Stabilization (Dormitory living), Cafeteria/Kitchen, renovation of the existing cafeteria building to be a Vocational Education Center, maintenance and the Center for Life – Automotive, Garden Center and Thrift Shop.

Phase II includes the Education Building and three independent living cottages, enabling clients to thrive and become productive members of their community.

The Galloway School Fine Arts Center
Atlanta, GA | 66,626 SF
This prestigious private school in Atlanta contains first through twelfth grades. The project consists of a 300-seat teaching theater as well classrooms. The fourth floor is dedicated to music, with band rooms, choirs and orchestra rooms and the lowest level houses parking.

The structural system is a hybrid of structural concrete and structural steel with a brick exterior. A tension grid system is utilized to access the theatrical lighting. The site is very tight and most of construction took place during the school year.

Acoustical features include the floating floor system on the Orchestra room floor which reduced vibration and noise transmission between the Black Box Rehearsal hall on the underground level and Orchestra Practice hall directly above at grade level. Acoustical panels were utilized throughout the facility.

The theater ceiling allows for flexibility to relocate theater lights to any location above the audience; a tension grid panel system constructed with wire cables could support 10lb per SF light fixture load above the audience. This allows lighting technicians elevated access far beyond a typical catwalk system to locate theater lighting at virtually any location above the audience.

Matthews Town Hall
Matthews, NC | 36,500 SF
Multiple buildings evocative of a historic streetscape create the feel of a quaint village for the residents and vistiors of the downtown area of Matthews. The project consists of a Town Hall, Library, and relocation of a 1900s historic “seaboard” train station.

Piedmont College for Performing Arts
Demorest, GA | 55,000 SF
Majestically overlooking Lake Demorest, this classically designed performing arts center is constructed of a hybrid of concrete, steel, and load-bearing masonry. The facade boasts a combination of exposed brick, EIFS, and storefront aluminum and glass.

The facility houses the Drama Department which includes a 376 seat theater with 4,200 SF stage and Orchestra Pit. Also included is 2,300 Square Foot Black Box Rehearsal Hall, a 2,700 SF Scene Shop along with a “Green Room”, dressing rooms and other amenities. The Communications wing of the building includes a TV studio, 2 radio booths for local broadcasts, a fully operational newsroom, a theater and screening room, along with several classrooms, and offices to house faculty staff. Also included in the scope of the project is the grading and site work to tie in all public utilities and produce parking lot facilities on a property that was once a railway siding for the Demorest Train Station.

Smyrna Fire Stations
Smyrna, GA | 24,000 SF
Fire Station #1 for the City of Smyrna is a much needed addition to the city’s public safety facilities. This station, won by public bid includes offices, dorm rooms, a kitchen, and training facilities. The second fire station for the City of Smyrna, also a public bid project, includes two bays for fire trucks, a full working kitchen, dorm rooms as well as a community room.