On March 15, Breedlove Land Planning’s Associate and Civil Engineer, Kyle Webb, served as a judge for Georgia Technology Student Association’s State Leadership Conference at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Open to middle school and high school students involved in technology education courses, students learn through exciting competitive events and leadership opportunities. Students can compete in over 60 individual and team events including 3D Animation, Architectural Design, Biotechnology Design, CAD, Coding, and many more. Kyle enjoyed judging both the “Future Technology Teacher” and “Video Game Design” events for high school students. Approximately 2,300 students competed from 183 schools in the State Leadership Conference, encouraging student collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. The State Leadership Conference prepares Georgia students to compete in the National TSA Conference, which will be held in Atlanta from June 22 – 26.
Interested in judging at the National Conference? TSA needs 1,000 volunteer judges for the big event. Contact Sylvia Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Breedlove Land Planning is excited to be involved in professional organizations like the Soil Science Society of Georgia (SSSGA). The organization promotes the accumulation, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge pertaining to the soils of Georgia. Recently, Matt Tanner, Principal and Civil Engineer, spoke at SSSGA’s annual meeting on “Stormwater Management and Infiltration Techniques” with approximately 60 members in attendance. The event was held at Flinchum’s Phoenix, which is a unique cabin-like conference space overlooking the Oconee River, and is part of UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources.
Congratulations to the women featured in Engineering Georgia’s list of 100 females impacting Georgia’s engineering community. Breedlove Land Planning is fortunate to work with several of these accomplished women, most notably, Hillary Tanner, the wife of Matt Tanner, a firm Principal. Hillary serves as a Senior Lecturer and Faculty Advisor for the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. She’s also a member of the Society of Women Engineers, UGA Chapter.
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Construction is now underway on the Amicalola Falls Lodge Veranda expansion project. Breedlove Land Planning provided landscape architecture services to design a new and improved multipurpose patio area that will enhance the Lodge’s existing conference and event spaces. The Veranda, which already offers spectacular vistas of the North Georgia Mountains, will be expanded to accommodate larger events and weddings, complete with a new fire pit. The project is expected to be complete just as the nice spring weather is arriving in mid-April.
USGBC Georgia recently announced the members of its 2018 Market Leadership Advisory Board. This group of strategic influencers works with the USGBC community team to develop and implement programming that supports USGBC’s local, regional and global goals. Alan Wieczynski is excited to continue with his support for USGBC and serve as Past-Chair this year for the board. Alan’s passion is sustainable site design with an emphasis on vegetative stormwater management. He has provided site design services for over three dozen LEED projects and his work has been featured in numerous regional and national publications including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Landscape Architecture Magazine.
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For almost five years, Breedlove Land Planning has been assisting Zoo Atlanta with their largest construction project to date, the ‘Grand New View,’ and now construction has begun! This transformation will provide elephants, giraffes, meerkats, zebras and rhinos with new exhibit space, and add new barns and enhanced public viewing amenities. The former Cyclorama building will be transformed into a world class event hall and administrative center with spectacular views extending past the savanna exhibit. A new entry plaza, inspired by the Olmsted brothers’ original vision for the zoo, will work to tie the zoological to the historical. Many more updates to come as this exciting project progresses.
Breedlove Land Planning is pleased to have our work featured in Athens-Clarke County’s 2018 Stormwater Calendar. Photos of the bio-cell and river rock swale designed by BLP for UGA’s Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library are featured in the calendar’s August spread.