Atlanta Public Schools Center for Learning and Leadership

The Atlanta Public Schools’ Center for Learning and Leadership is an eight story office building with a 4,000 square foot data center, a 3,000 square foot divisible auditorium, a boardroom, videoconferencing rooms, and a five level parking deck accommodating 500 vehicles. The building serves as the headquarters for the Atlanta Public School System, and is home to more than 600 staffers from twelve different departments, and hosts public school board meetings.


Audio-visual systems in the divisible auditorium include performance lighting and audio-visual connectivity to support television broadcast by PBS, fiber optic tie-lines linking the audio-visual control room with a remote broadcast truck in the loading dock area. The facility includes two conference rooms with front projection multimedia presentation systems and a briefing room for live and taped televised broadcasts from the school board chair. A building wide SMATV system provides cable television throughout the building, as well as satellite feeds from other school buildings and several back-fed channels, allowing school administrators to broadcast audio-visual materials from VCRs or from instructional spaces.


A structured cabling system supports IP based voice and high speed data service.


Security systems include access control and video surveillance systems for the center, as well as a newly designed central 911 center for intrusion detection, fire alarm and video surveillance monitoring and access control for all of the schools in the City of Atlanta school system.

Project Data
Atlanta, Georgia 230,000 square feet Acoustics, Audio-Visual, Communications, Lighting, Security Turner Associates Architects & Planners, Inc. Jim Roof Creative, Inc.

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