Haynes Manor Hall Update
Posted on Jul 27th, 2022
From the Haynes Manor Hall Foundation:
At a presentation for the PBA on Tuesday night, July 26, The Haynes Manor Recital Hall Foundation introduced the team that will transform the former Bobby Jones Golf Course Clubhouse into a recital hall, community gathering space and music education facility.
The presentation started with an overview of the building’s history. Developer Eugene Haynes, who developed Haynes Manor, donated the land to be used for the clubhouse with the intention of it being a benefit to be enjoyed by the residential community. The Clubhouse Dedication was November 21, 1941.
Architectural firm Post Loyal is leading the renovation and re-imagining that preserves the existing building and adds a dramatic state-of-the-art concert venue on the Northwest BeltLine Connector Trail in Atlanta Memorial Park. It features an unparalleled view of the Peachtree Creek valley, which will serve as the backdrop for intimate concerts and educational programming. Other members of the team include SG Contracting, which built the new Bobby Jones Golf Course facilities; Connecticut-based Akustiks, one of the top acoustic design firms in the world; Theatre Projects, a holistic and user-centered venue design company with offices around the globe; Richmond Sterling as project manager; and Carson Guest taking on the interior design role.
Foundation board member and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster Jun-Ching Lin played a short piece to give the audience a sense of the experience of the new venue. He also stressed the importance of music education in Atlanta, which lacks an all-in-one space to nurture the next generation of great musicians.
The Haynes Manor Recital Hall Foundation, Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy, and Peachtree Battle Alliance will work cooperatively on the design, development, and maintenance of the 14-acre Park after construction commences.
Professional musicians, community volunteers, and Atlanta business leaders serve on the foundation, which is raising more than $24 million for construction and an endowment.
If everything goes according to plan, construction will start in October. Within the next week or so, we will be sending a link to a website that you can check for updates and progress on the project.