Cobb County Civic Center


Cobb County Civic Center
Marietta, GA

 

Cobb's Board of Commissioners engaged CROFT to give a complete face-lift to its aging Cobb County Civic Center.  Since its construction in 1972, the Civic Center had been one of the premier venues for high school sports, graduations, craft fairs, art exhibits, gun shows, and Special Olympics activities in metro-Atlanta.  CROFT led the architectural, interior, and engineering design for a $5.7 million expansion and renovation that transformed the Civic Center into a sleek, modern, multi-functional space that will serve Cobb County for generations to come.


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CROFT has been selected for several design projects for Cobb County. Our experience shows that their architectural designs are attractive, with nice finishes and attention to detail, while keeping within our established construction budgets. Their cost estimates have been quite accurate, yielding no major surprises when the sealed bids come in.
— Tom Bills, Cobb PRCA

SERVICES PROVIDED

 
  • Architecture
  • Structural
  • MEP Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Fire Protection
  • AT/FP Measures
  • Sustainable Design
  • Design Charrette
  • Programming
  • Value Engineering
  • Renovation & New Design
  • Construction Phase Services
  • Master Planning
  • Subsurface Investigations
  • Cost Estimating
  • Energy Modeling
 

Acworth Police Headquarters

Acworth Police HeadquartersAcworth, Georgia
 

To say that the headquarters of the Acworth Police Department (APD) was small and outdated would be grossly understating the challenges the old facility created for department personnel. Since 1995, the APD has served the Acworth community from a converted cabinet shop, whose 5,000 square feet were ill suited for a modern police headquarters. And so, “by the grace of God and the blessing of the taxpayers,” according to Police Chief Wayne Dennard, the department moved into a beautiful new facility, designed by CROFT, and optimized for the staff and the public safety services they provide.


CROFT’s master plan provided a way for the department to meet their needs while staying within budget. The plan included small renovation strategy in lieu of demolition – such as the repurposing of an existing 3,000 square feet cable network building - that reduced the budget by more than $1 million, while still delivering all the features on the department’s wish list.
— Police Chief Wayne Dennard

SERVICES PROVIDED

 
  • Architecture
  • MEP
  • Structural
  • Civil
  • Fire Protection
  • Renovation
  • Programming
  • Site Selection
  • Subsurface Utilities
  • Cost Estimating
  • Value Engineering
  • Design Charrettes
  • Master Planning
 

Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park

Dallas, Georgia

 

CROFT provided full architectural, structural, MEP engineering, and construction administration support for the development of a 3,000 person outdoor amphitheater and public park venue in Dallas, GA. This outdoor concert and park facility creatively integrated unused space between the Paulding County government complex and US Highway 278 to provide a passive park facility with amenities to serve residents of all ages.

By converting unused acreage around a large existing facility, the CROFT / Lowe design team developed a park concept that not only minimized the cost of maintenance but allowed the existing parking infrastructure around the government complex to become a 7‐day a week asset to serve the citizens of Paulding County. The facility was designed to support two simultaneous large outdoor events and to take advantage of the extensive road network that supports the government complex to support traffic flow in/out of the park. Dedicated to area veterans, the park is outfitted with patriotic‐themed signage as well as architectural elements reminiscent of historic Paulding County.


SERVICES PROVIDED

 
  • Architecture
  • Master Planning
  • Hardscape Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Amphitheater Design
  • MEP
  • Audio Visual
  • Structural
  • Civil
  • Geotechnical
  • Subsurface Utilities
  • Wayfinding & Signage
  • Playground
  • Fitness Areas
  • Cost Estimating
  • Design Charrettes
  • Permitting
 


Wheeler High School

Wheeler High School

Cobb County Schools
Marietta, GA 30060
 

CROFT provided full A/E design for the addition of two new facilities at the densely developed Wheeler High School campus in East Cobb. The 35,000 SF West addition sited carefully to the rear of campus consists of a 750 seat performing arts center, pre-function space, and new classroom facilities. The 65,000 SF south addition includes a new 3,000 seat sports arena, classrooms, locker rooms, indoor running track, staff offices, viewing platforms, and pre-function area tied into existing core areas and staff parking area. The final portion included a new fieldhouse, stadium seating, outdoor lighting, concession stand, and track and tennis court resurfacing.

CROFT carefully developed a site master plan, A/E design, and multi-step construction phasing and laydown plan that allowed the integration of these two new facilities into an existing 2,300 student campus without disruption of classes or extracurricular functions. The new state-of-the-art venues integrate seamlessly into pre-established building elements and adjacencies on campus and are the new prototype for high school performing arts and athletic facilities throughout Cobb County.


ADDITIONS ON HIGHLY CONSTRAINED SITE

The $14 million West addition and $10 million south addition were master planned, designed, and built simultaneously with high community involvement in the master plan. CROFT’s master plan included a cost-benefit analysis to evaluate both material and constructibility options to maximize value and minimize the impact on the school during construction. While maintaining existing parking capacity, CROFT integrated new sports infrastructure into the project to reduce overall cost. As two story additions, both have been incorporated seamlessly into an existing split-level site plan and improve ADA access.


SERVICES PROVIDED

 
  • Architecture
  • MEP
  • Low Voltage
  • Audio Visual
  • Acoustics
  • Fire Protection
  • Structural
  • Civil
  • Geotechnical
  • Subsurface Utilities
  • Sustainable Design
  • Cost Estimating
  • Design Charrettes
  • Construction Admin.
 



Brighten Academy

Brighten Academy

Douglasville, GA

 

CROFT provided full A/E design services for phases the functional conversion of an existing facility into a 42 instructional classroom Brighten Academy Charter School in Douglasville, GA. The complex interior renovation and expansion project consisted of redeveloping a tightly planned, nine acre site at the intersection of Priestley Mill Road and Timber Ridge Drive to include the partial renovation of an existing two-story facility of approximately 30,000 SF, in addition to construction of a new 45,000 SF, three-story building connected with a breezeway connector.

 Working under an immovable project budget, CROFT’s design team functionally transformed an antiquated former church into a state-of-the art instructional classroom facility that included classrooms, computer labs, assembly areas, media center, break-out areas, restrooms, ADA upgrades, pre-function spaces, and exterior landscaping.


SERVICES PROVIDED

 
  • Architecture
  • Renovation
  • Audio Voltage
  • Repurposing of Space
  • Sustainable Design
  • Classroom IT Uprades
  • MEP
  • Civil
  • Structural
  • Fire Protection
  • Low Voltage
  • Permitting
  • Subsurface Utilities
  • Design Charrettes
  • Interior Design
  • Cost Estimating
  • Master Planning
  • Geotechnical
 

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Hunter Army Airfield Military Police Headquarters

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Hunter Army Airfield Military Police HQ

Hunter Army Airfield, GA

 

CROFT teamed with a national engineering design consultant to provide full A/E design services for a 7,500 SF military police headquarters facility at Hunter Army Airfield for the USACE Savannah District.

The project included programming, design charrette, life safety planning, architecture, interior design, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, structural, fire protection, permitting, cost estimating, AT/FP, and specifications to LEED Silver design standards. The project is located at a high operational tempo airfield that supports US Special Operations Command, US Forces Command, and reserve component units deploying worldwide.


SERVICES PROVIDED

 
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Programming
  • Life Safety
  • Fire Protection
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Structural
  • AT/FP
  • Communications
  • Design Charrette
  • Value Engineering
  • Cost Estimating
  • Specifications
 


USACE Carters Lake Operations Facility

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USACE Carter's Lake Operations Facility

Ellijay, Georgia

 

CROFT provided full A/E design, fire protection, and construction administration services to support the construction of a 2,400 SF secure document storage facility and a 750 SF power house building addition for the USACE Mobile District.  Functional areas included a large dedicated secure storage space, work areas equipped with full data connectivity, restroom facilities, mechanical room, power generation support space designed to conform with both LEED Silver and AT/FP standards.

Deliverables included preliminary site assessment, cost estimate, specifications, constructability review to coordinate the integration of a steel-framed addition into an existing live generator facility, and construction administration including RFI and submittal review, shop drawing review/approval, construction monitoring, and inspections.


SERVICES PROVIDED

 
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Civil
  • Facility Assessment
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Fire Protection
  • Communications
  • AT/FP Measures
  • Design Analysis
  • Cost Estimating