Works In Progress
Gwinnett County, GA
Bryson Park is a new 68 acre park in Lilburn, Georgia. In addition to walking trails, football fields, soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, the park's main focus is a new interactive fountain. Taking precedence and building upon the success of similar fountains at Suwannee, Bryson Park's fountain will be designed to meet the needs of all ages and will be supported by an Activity Building that also serves as a gateway to the park. The Activity Building provides services to the wider community and includes community meeting rooms and a classroom with their individual support spaces. The building is pursuing LEED-NC 3.0 Certification.
Child Development Association
The Child Development Association (CDA) is currently in a dated facility which does not portray the image or functions of the quality day care program provided within. The project is defined in two phases. The first includes the renovation and restoration of the building exterior to a contemporary and timeless skin which signals the life and energy of the children and program while maintaining an adult image for the corporate occupants on the upper floors. Additional goals are being met at this phase with the installation of new insulation and glazing to meet current codes and standards. Phase two will include the development of the site surrounding the building and will engage this new facade through potentially altering the parking layout, sidewalks and certainly the types and locations of appropriate plantings.
Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Coweta County , GA
Gerding Collaborative is serving as the architectural consultant for the new Chattahoochee Bend State Park situated on an approximately 3,000-acre tract of land adjacent to the Chattahoochee River in western Coweta County, GA.
The first phase of the development plan calls for the infrastructure planning and design of entry and interior service roads, a visitor center, rest and comfort facilities, structures for offices, staff residences, guard house, a prefabricated maintenance building, information and vending kiosks, campgrounds, RV sites, trails, and signage.
Designed for LEED-NC Certification, construction on the park commenced in 2010.
Rhodes Jordan Park
The Rhodes Jordan Park features an Iconic structure over an existing spillway to draw interest to the park. Additional new structures include soccer concessions and restroom buildings, tennis pro shop and restroom building, a large pavilion and maintenance building. Gerding Collaborative is the architectural consultant on this new park project. Construction is expected to be completed in 2010.
Eco River Education Center
The ECO River Education Center is a 6,500 square foot building renovation and addition owned and operated by the City of Rome, Georgia. Located on the Oostanaula River near the confluence of the Etowah and the Coosa Rivers, the original building is a historic pump house dating from 1893.
The Education Center will focus on local water resources to teach people of all ages about water conservation. The center is designed to provide a versatility of spaces to accommodate a variety of functions. It will contain an assortment of interactive exhibits, a large classroom space, and history and photo exhibits to demonstrate the rich history of Rome. It will also have a sizable aquarium and several smaller aquaria to showcase several different types of aquatic life native to the region.
ECO River Education Center is a LEED-NC registered project, targeting gold level certification. As such, the building itself will serve as an educational exhibit to promote the values of sustainability.
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