Centennial Olympic Games
MHR International’s exemplary work on the Centennial Olympic Games established the then young company’s reputation as one of the top construction and project management firms in the Southeast.
In a joint venture project with Lehrer McGovern (New York), McDevitt Street Bovis Inc. (Charlotte, NC), and Charles F. McAfee & Associates (Atlanta), MHR International provided program management services for design and construction work on a wide range of Olympic venues. The Olympic program, valued at $500 million, involved new construction and renovation of 28 Olympic competition venues. These projects included supervision of the 6,000-seat basketball arena at Morehouse College, the 5,000- seat field hockey stadium at Clark Atlanta University, and the Stone Mountain cycling/archery venue. MHR International’s other significant achievements included helping to manage the work at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center and the $209 million Olympic Stadium at Turner Field.
As part of the management team, MHR International oversaw the awarding and monitoring of 42% of the architectural and engineering contracts awarded to minority and women owned firms, and 35% of the construction contracts awarded to firms owned by minorities and/or women.
The Centennial Olympic Games transformed the City of Atlanta as we know it today. After the Olympics, it was reconstructed into the baseball-specific Turner Field, used by the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball for 20 seasons (1997–2016), and it is now the home of the Georgia State University Football Stadium.