TOG Shop Renovation (Warehouse Conversion to County & State Offices)
Location: Sumter County, Georgia
Client: Americus Sumter County Parks & Recreation
Lose & Associates contracted with the Sumter County Commission to provide architectural, civil engineering and landscape architectural services to renovate a vacant 100,000 SF warehouse site into county and state offices. The renovated offices house the state of Georgia’s regional and county offices for the Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Child Services, and the Sumter County Public Health Department, Office of Records Management Department, Clinical/Patient Care Department, and District Clinical Services – Communicable Disease.
Improvements included civil engineering enhancements for parking and stormwater management, renovation services for new County and State office spaces and a FEMA tornado safe room, and landscape architecture designs for the exterior. Cost estimates and construction management were provided by the program manager, Rosser International of Atlanta. The project began in 2009 and was completed in 2011. Construction costs were $2.3 million, with a 15-20% cost savings realized by using county services. The project was funded through the Georgia special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST) program.