I'm going the 2011 Shutze Awards on February 12 at the Piedmont Driving Club. You should too. Here are the 2010 Shutze Awards winners.
North Fulton High School is now Atlanta International School and looking pretty good thank you. It's a landmark to neighbors, students, and their families.
But you could spend a lifetime cruising Peachtree, Pharr and Piedmont and never see it. It's tucked away a block east of Peachtree in Garden Hills.
Take Delmont east from Peachtree or N. Fulton south from Pharr Road. Make sure to go all the way around.
Is it a 3-parter or 7-parter? In any case there are lot of bays and lots of groupings of bays. The center section has the cupola, arches, volutes, exaggerated keystones, and trademark Shutze entrance: Gibbs Surround, small, ground-level, chunky.
Elaborate details. Just look at those shapely dentils.
The two wings lose the curves and some of the detailing but retain all the dignity.
Round and pointed gables make an impressive low rise.
Just to the south, a modern addition nods to the old.
I'd guess this came after 1932 but it respects the original.
Modern fenestration in elegant form.
The west side faces the athletic fields and practical matters. A school's got to do what it's got to do: big shed and trailers. A bit like the view of Grady from atop the Woody's hill.
The cupola has half moon windows and black finials!
This must be the auditorium. I couldn't get close but the details were clear from 100 yards away. Notice the curved stairs.
This view of Terminus 100 and Sovereign Buckhead surprised me.
Garden Hills Elementary School (1938 by architects Tucker and Howell) is next door, down a hill and is also quite nice . Not by Shutze but the connection is strong. McKendree Tucker joined Hentz, Reid, and Adler (Shutze's firm at the time) with classmate Lewis Crook after graduating Georgia Tech.
Even little children should feel important here.
This echos Shutze's auditorium don't you think.
Next time you are in Buckhead have a look.
Here are all the pictures if you can't get there right away.
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