Project: GGC Junior Achievement

Posted on August 28, 2015

Georgia Gwinett College awarded WBA the architectural design and interior design for the new GGC space at the new Gwinnett County Public School Achievement Center. The new center allows the students to come and see what it is like to be in different career positions (CEO, Accounting, etc) or how to handle budgets and much more. […]

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How Architectural Design can reduce the Negative Impacts of a Juvenile Facility

Posted on July 30, 2015

By: Doug Shaw, AIA  Juvenile justice facilities are not meant to be jails. In fact, just the opposite. They are last resort attempts to catch an adolescent’s disruptive behavior and divert them onto a path away from future incarceration. In many cases they are the final areas of hope for youth who have nowhere else […]

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Project: Renovation at KSU Center

Posted on July 27, 2015

WBA was awarded the design and construction coordination of a 9,000 sf renovation to the existing Kennesaw State University graduate center. One challenge WBA architects accepted with this project is that the departments need to remain in operation during the renovation. The WBA solution is to phase the construction. The phase option will allow WBA to […]

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Project: Jefferson Station | Police Precinct & Public Library

Posted on June 18, 2015

Jefferson Station is located on Washington Street in Jefferson, GA. The original build was a 37,000 square foot Food Lion that the City of Jefferson commissioned General Contractor BM&K Engineering & Construction along with Wakefield Beasley & Associates as the Architects to design/build their new Police Department & Public Library in the deserted grocery store. […]

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Trends in Municipal Architecture

Posted on June 17, 2015

View our PDF below to see what trends are dominating the Municipal Architecture field.

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Project: Berkeley Lake City Hall

Posted on June 15, 2015

Wakefield Beasley & Associates was chosen to provide Architectural design services for the City of Berkeley Lake’s City Hall. The new 3,750 square feet City Hall is located on approximately 1.86 acres. The new facility includes the city’s administrative offices, a City Council/Public meeting room and an emergency supply and communications areas. The City Hall […]

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Project: Terrell County Youth Detention Center

Posted on June 4, 2015

Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice awarded WBA the adaptive reuse and new building addition for a new youth detention center. As part of the master plan GaDJJ is developing new facilities with more appropriate operational space that are safe and secure facilities in order to educate and care for the youth they serve. This project […]

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Project: Senator Thad Cochran U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse

Posted on June 2, 2015

A 47,000 square foot, two-story Courthouse for the Northeast District of Mississippi (Aberdeen, MS) that houses two state-of-the-art courtrooms and Judges Chambers. The facility also contains Clerk of the Court and other Bankruptcy operations along with space for U.S. Trustees and U.S. Marshal’s Offices. The exterior design is classical in concept, utilizing brick and precast […]

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A Study in Municipal Urban Design: Forsyth County Courthouse and Jail

Posted on June 1, 2015

By: Doug Shaw, Director of the Municipal Studio, Wakefield Beasley & Associates The transparency of the Forsyth County justice system is proudly being proclaimed in the new five-story, courthouse, modern jail facility and new town green completed in March 2015.  First of its kind in a Georgia urban area, this project designed by Wakefield Beasley […]

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Project: Paulding County Shooting Range, GA

Posted on April 24, 2015

WBA Municipal Studio is working with the Paulding County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff’s Office on the design of the brand new Training Facility in Dallas, GA. “We are excited to see our project being used by multiple agencies for fire arms training to assist the officers in protecting the community.” says Karen Sicner, AIA; […]

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