DELIVERING VALUE: The Value of a Reliable Commitment

Posted on October 12, 2022

A few weeks ago a co-worker asked me if I had time to answer a few questions. “Of course.” I replied, “Give me 10 minutes to wrap something up, then we can sit down and go over your questions.” 20 minutes later I pushed back from my desk, grabbed my sketchbook and turned to my […]

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DELIVERING VALUE: 10 Reasons to Love User Integration

Posted on October 11, 2022

Not long ago a colleague in the Design and Construction Industry asked our team, “Why do we need such a long User Meeting Process? If we meet with them once, take notes and skip the rest, we can save six weeks on the schedule, not have any changes to the design, and keep the budget […]

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DELIVERING VALUE: Setting Conditions of Satisfaction

Posted on October 5, 2022

Conditions of Satisfaction Have you ever sat down at a restaurant, ordered your meal and had something completely different arrive at your table? What you thought you had communicated was not delivered. Often times in building projects, the desired value is lost because of this type of breakdown. Value is what a Customer wants from […]

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Architect ‘went above and beyond’ to become Paulding jail designer

Posted on June 28, 2023

Paulding Board of Commissioners members Tuesday voted to approve a $3.6 million contract with Alpharetta-based Wakefield, Beasley and Associates for architectural and engineering services for the planned replacement county Adult Detention and Law Enforcement Center.   Read More

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Flowery Branch City Hall

Posted on July 19, 2022

WBA was selected for the Design and Construction Services at the New Flowery Branch City Hall and Community Center with Plaza. The Flowery Branch City Hall is the first step to revitalizing the city’s historic district - the downtown area. The project includes a Community Room that spills out into a large plaza area allowing the city […]

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Architecture for Outcomes; Rehabilitation, Safety & Recidivism for Juvenile Youth

Posted on March 8, 2023

Nearly 100,000 juvenile youth are locked up behind bars, within cinderblock cells, breathing cold, stale air and residing within aggressive environments. When children are committed in a punitive setting, they learn to become better criminals- which is why recidivism rates can be so high in areas of the country where juvenile justice facilities mirror high […]

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Forsyth County Courthouse wins ACI Georgia Award

Posted on February 1, 2023

For Immediate Release - The American Concrete Institute, Georgia (ACI) has announced Metromont Corporation (Precast Building Solutions) as winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award in the Mid-Rise Category for the Forsyth County Courthouse. Wakefield Beasley & Associates, Municipal Studio, is the architect behind the courthouse and will be attending the ceremony as guests with Metromont Corporation. […]

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Juvenile Facility Conversion 101

Posted on January 5, 2023

For many delinquent youth, juvenile detention centers are the last stop  in life of crime and unrest.  Until recently however, these facilities were treated more like adult jails; warehousing young violent and non-violent offenders, resulting in unemployment, delinquency, and a permanent life of crime. Due to Juvenile Justice Reform, there has been a greater emphasis […]

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Forsyth County Courthouse Annex

Posted on December 24, 2022

WBA was commissioned by the Forsyth County government to rennovate the former courthouse in downtown Cumming, GA. The $1.5m rennovation of the 38,000SF space required renovation of spaces that house the probate court and administration on the basement level and the sheriff’s department/administration on the first and second floor. Several areas needed to be completely reworked […]

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Georgia Gwinnett College, Academic Building

Posted on December 24, 2022

WBA was commissioned by the Georgia Gwinnett College to design a new academic building. The new building will be 54,000 SF for new classrooms and faculty offices. It is scheduled to be completed in June 2016 and open for classes in Fall 2016. Learn more about the school here: Press: GGC Blog:

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