Classic Center Expansion

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

Refreshing a Classic

The 200,000 SF expansion and renovation of the Classic Center includes performing arts venues, 15,000 SF of new pre-function space, an addition of 27,000 SF to the exhibition hall, and a 15,000 SF atrium that serves as the new lobby for the center. The architecture, interior design and landscape architecture are integrated with the existing complex and site.

As a component of our services, Smallwood organized and led a series of public meetings to foster the participation of the community in the planning process. Since the Classic Center is a public reserve serving the citizens and businesses of Athens-Clarke County area, this process was an essential component of stakeholder involvement. 

“On an extremely tight budget and timeline, they designed an expansion that really enhanced what we already had.”


Paul Cramer
Executive Director
The Classic Center