Monthly Archives: September 2014

Focus On: North Atlanta High School – Development of Excellence Award Finalist

The new North Atlanta High School is designed to accommodate 2,350 students in what previously had been a 56- acre IBM Corporate Campus. The adaptive re-use design Includes an 11-story concrete-framed office tower that spans over a scenic lake, an assembly building, and a 942-car parking deck. In order to maintain the site’s beautiful, dramatic terrain, the existing, on-grade parking lots were converted into athletic venues for baseball, softball, football, tennis and track. The functional space needs of a high school are quite different from those of a corporate campus; … Read More

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Focus On: Harry West – Dan &Tally Sweat Community Leadership Award Recipient (Posthumously)

Mr. Harry West had more than 48 years’ experience managing and planning public projects and reviewing private development proposals. Early in his career he was the County Manager of Fulton County, Georgia’s largest and most diverse county as well as home to the City of Atlanta. Major public works projects, capital improvement budgets and bond funds were a part of his responsibility. For 28 years (1972-2000), Mr. West was employed by the Atlanta Regional Commission, the comprehensive planning agency for the Atlanta metropolitan area. For 27 years he was the … Read More

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Focus On: Blaine Kelley, Jr. – Frank Carter Community Leadership Award Recipient

Blaine Kelley, Jr. is a resident of Atlanta, Georgia and a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. Growing up in Charlotte as the son of Blaine Kelley and Margaret Patterson Kelley, he attended the public schools of that city. Following this, he attended Davidson College in North Carolina, and graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. While at Davidson he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Following this, Kelley served on active duty as a Lieutenant with the United States Army’s 83rd Field Artillery Battalion, … Read More

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Focus On: College Football Hall of Fame – Development of Excellence Award Finalist

The College Football Hall of Fame is the new home for college football. The Hall is a state of the art attraction designed to celebrate all aspects of college football. At an investment of $68.5 million it is significant jewel to the City of Atlanta’s growing list of attractions. The New York Times and Forbes have both now listed Atlanta as a “must see” location. The College Football Hall of Fame is one of the reasons for this acclaim. The Hall is over 94,000 square feet with something for every … Read More

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Focus On: Center for Civil and Human Rights – Development of Excellence Award Finalist

The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. Our purpose is to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities. The Center was first imagined by civil rights legends Evelyn Lowery and former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young and was launched by former Mayor Shirley … Read More

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