New city hall project wins architectural award

One of the newest city halls in DeKalb County recently won a building award from the American Institute of Architects.

Chamblee’s new City Hall, which opened to the public in October, received hundreds of votes to win the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Georgia 2023 People’s Choice Award for best built project over 5,000 square feet. The award was presented to Atlanta-based Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) for design. Chamblee Mayor Brian Mock joined GMC officials to accept the award at a ceremony earlier in April.

“I’m so pleased that GMC invited me to share in this celebration,” said Mock. “We asked them to design a building reflecting our past, but with vision towards our future. They exceeded our expectations. I’m thrilled that those voting found it every bit as beautiful as we do, daily.”

Chamblee’s new City Hall was built by Sugar Hill-based Reeves Young “to serve as a centerpiece for the city’s developing downtown,” according to a news release.

“Chamblee’s City Hall creates a welcoming and inviting environment with a variety of open green spaces that promote public engagement and activity,” stated a news release. “It also houses a number of city departments, which includes the City Clerk, City Manager’s Office, Economic Development, Finance, Human Resources, Parks and Recreation, Community Engagement and Public Relations.”

On April 28 starting at 5 p.m., Chamblee officials will host a “Meet the City” open house event at Chamblee’s City Hall where attendees can meet city staff and learn more about the city’s departments and services. Afterwards, at 6:30 p.m., the city will launch its first “Live On Your Block” event at the city hall’s greenspace with a musical performance by Turnbull, Wood, and Ford. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and food; lawn games will be available during the event.

Chamblee’s City Hall is located at 3518 Broad Street in Chamblee.

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