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Atlanta, Georgia

We worked with Atlanta Public Schools to help renovate Emma Hutchinson Elementary School, a Pre-Kindergarten to fifth grade school in South Atlanta. One of the highlights of the project was converting the existing auditorium into a maker space.

Our design team worked with Atlanta Public Schools Facilities Department (APS), the principal and the Design Committee to address their needs and prioritized them to the greatest extent possible within the project budget.

The scope of work included new roofing systems for the entire school, the addition of a secure entry vestibule, redesign of the administration areas, reallocation of spaces, ADA and Life Safety upgrades, as well as new doors, hardware, lighting and finishes. A slide leading from the administrative front offices to the front entrance gives kids a fun way to leave school.

GMC collaborated with the Construction Manager at Risk, Balfour Beatty Construction, to keep the project in budget and used their experience with the Georgia DOE and City of Atlanta to expedite plan review and approval to complete the project on schedule. GMC provided architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and Construction Administration services for the project.

Oustanding Project

Learning By Design Magazine

Learning By Design awarded Emma Hutchinson Elementary an Outstanding Project award for 2022 in the Early Childhood/Elementary School Renovation/Adaptive Reuse/Restoration/Entire School/Campus Building category.