When Athens’ celebrated Georgia Theatre burned down on June 19, 2009, owner Wilmot Greene took the misfortune as an opportunity to modernize the space, while retaining the theatre’s historic roots.Read more
ATLANTA — Heery International recently earned LEED Gold for commercial interiors certification for the renovation of the firm’s 58,000-square-foot corporate headquarters office in Atlanta.
The architecture, interior design and engineering firm provided new finishes and lighting throughout the space, and modernized the reception area, elevator lobby, break rooms, and conference and meeting spaces.Read more
KENNESAW, Ga. — The passive design concepts at Kennesaw State University’s new social science building help the facility earn LEED Silver certification for its passive design.
The design of the 164,000-square-foot building features window placement that avoids direct light, building materials with recycled content and strategy orientation of the facility.
Most of the green aspects of the building were based on an intuitive, efficient design, says Bill Clark, a principal for Stevenson & Wilkinson Stang & Newdow, Inc., the design firm for the project.Read more
ATLANTA — The DeKalb County School System started construction of a new high school that is expected to achieve LEED silver certification and set new building standards for the district and the state.
Arabia Mountain High School, scheduled to open in January 2009, will be the first LEED-certified public school in the state of Georgia, according to reports.Read more
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — The new $16.6 million county education center in Gwinnett County does more than just rest on its 233-acre site; it lives on it.
Designed by Atlanta-based Lord, Aeck & Sargent, the 59,000-square-foot Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center is the county’s first green building, and features several sustainable elements, including a water recycling program and a living, green roof that allow the center to “give back” to the environment.Read more