Fulton Education Foundation’s Fore Kids Golf Classic

Breedlove Land Planning enjoyed sponsoring Fulton Education Foundation’s annual golf tournament at Golf Club of Georgia. BLP’s Gary Caraway, Chuck Moore, Chip Brown, Matt Tanner, and Kyle Webb all played golf while Melissa Owen and Anna Harrison served margaritas at the tiki hut. It was a beautiful day to be out on the golf course supporting Fulton County Schools.

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Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial Appreciation Cook Out

Mike Breedlove was honored to attend an Appreciation Cook Out for the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office and all of those who assisted in capturing the people who vandalized and stole from the Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial. In December 2017, thieves stole numerous bronze statues and plaques, causing an estimated $200,000 in damage to the memorial. Four individuals were arrested and are awaiting trial thanks to efforts by the sheriff’s department and a $5,000 reward that was offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest. Most of the bronze items have been recovered, but it is uncertain if they can be refurbished or if they will need to be replaced.

Breedlove Land Planning was chosen as the project’s lead designer in 1996 and has provided design services including conceptual design, master planning, and construction documentation. The memorial combines architectural and landscape elements to form a pedestrian park on the northwest bank of Black Shoals Lake. The project consists of approximately 25,000 square feet of disabled person’s accessible walkways and plazas, over 600 linear feet of seat walls and retaining walls, parking, sculptures, water features, lighting and site furnishings.

Please visit the Walk of Heroes Veterans Memorial website for more information on recovery efforts or to make a donation.

Meet our Newest Employee – Gary Liao, P.E., PhD

Breedlove Land Planning is pleased to announce the addition of Gary Liao to our Atlanta office. Gary specializes in stormwater analysis and hydrology and he recently obtained his professional engineering license. Gary earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Civil Engineering from Chung Yuan Christian University, majoring in hydrology. After moving to the United States in 2010, he received a national research fellowship for hydrology research at University of California Riverside. Gary later obtained his Master of Science in Environmental Economics from the University of Georgia. In his free time Gary enjoys playing tennis and watching sports. We look forward to introducing him to our clients, consultants, and friends.

Brookhaven Innovation Academy

Project rendering by LS3P.

Breedlove Land Planning is assisting True North Companies, Inc. and the Brookhaven Innovation Academy on the planning, design and permitting of their new K-8 charter school in Chamblee.  BLP has worked closely with LS3P Architects to create unique learning environments which seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor classroom spaces.

Click here for an early look at the proposed facility from the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Kyle Webb Serves as Judge for Georgia Technology Student Association

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 judges4education@yahoo.com for details.

SSSGA’s Annual Meeting Presentation – Stormwater Management and Infiltration Techniques

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.

Engineering Georgia’s 100 Influential Women to Know

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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