Carter Peatman Joins the Breedlove Land Planning Team

Please join us in welcoming Carter Peatman, EIT, to the Breedlove Land Planning team! Carter graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2019. He has professional experience in infrastructure design projects and has worked on a variety of residential projects designing subdivisions. In his free time, Carter plays chess competitively and received the title of National Master in August of 2016.

Happy Holidays from Breedlove Land Planning!

Happy Holidays from everyone at Breedlove Land Planning. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.

During this season of giving, Breedlove Land Planning makes a donation to each employee’s chosen cause. This year the company is also supporting two organizations that benefit our local Atlanta and Athens school communities. We love sharing these organizations with you every year, and hope that they inspire you to find a cause that’s special to you. We look forward to working with you in 2022!

Athens Church – Leads people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, creating a church unchurched people love to attend!

Atlanta Humane Society –  Improving animal welfare beyond adoption, Atlanta Humane Society provides care, support, and homes for our city’s animals.

Caring for a Cause – A non-profit that helps families in need through community events and fundraisers. The organization assists families in the McDonough, GA community financially as well as supports them with other needs that arise from unforeseen events.

Clarke County Mentor Program – Recruits, trains, and supports hundreds of mentors that provide additional caring into the lives of children in our county.

Country Kids Foundation – Sponsors and supports needy children during the Christmas season.

Cystinosis Research Foundation – Supports bench, clinical and translational research to find better treatments and a cure for cystinosis.

Downtown Academy – Seeks to provide children of inner-city Athens, Georgia an excellent and rigorous Christ-centered education that builds knowledge, character, and purpose.

Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes – Provides a residential care program to help children who have been abandoned, neglected and abused.

Get Comfortable – In Athens BLP has made a contribution to the Get Comfortable campaign, whose goal is to increase 3rd grade literacy within the Clarke County School District. 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Working to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma; and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Make a Wish Georgia – Grants the wishes of local children facing critical illnesses and renews families and communities disrupted by serious childhood illness. 

Mercy Care – A federally qualified health center and Atlanta’s only healthcare for the homeless program (330h), Mercy Care accepts most insurances plans, Medicare and Medicaid and offers a sliding fee scale based on household income for the uninsured.

Mountain T.O.P. – Focuses on reducing substandard housing, supporting lifelong learning and leadership, and promoting overall wellness in Grundy County, Tennessee.

Ocean Conservancy – Working to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges, creating science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

Oconee Area Resource Council – A local non-profit that works to ensure that all residents of Oconee County will live in a healthy, safe and stable environment. OARC identifies the needs of the community and works to fill those needs by combining resources and services. 

The Nature Conservancy – Conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends.

The Sparrow’s Nest – A non-profit, Christ-centered ministry that seeks to change lives through the power of God and nurturing relationships. By creatively meeting the needs of a population at risk, we build trust, which is the doorway to hope and transformation.

Georgia Tech Project Tour

Yesterday BLP took a walk through Georgia Tech’s campus to visit some of our past projects and enjoy the fall weather. BLP has provided task order services at Georgia Tech for landscape architecture, civil engineering and surveying since 2011. Projects have included everything from athletic fields, streetscapes, and parking renovations to plazas and monuments. It’s amazing to see how the campus has changed over the years!

Lake Burton Fish Hatchery

Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently held a ribbon cutting for the Lake Burton Fish Hatchery renovation project. The hatchery is one of four trout hatcheries in the state and provides stocking support for Georgia trout streams and public waters. This two-year renovation brings the facility up to today’s standards, with a new office building, production building, and improved raceways designed to limit stress on the trout. BLP provided site design services including stormwater management and erosion control.

Calling All Site Design Professionals!

Breedlove Land Planning is a team of site design professionals delivering a wide variety of project types and scales across the southeast. Our focus on responsiveness, quality work, and approach to site design which balances functionality and aesthetics continues to be rewarded by our ever growing, loyal client base. Due to our continued growth, we seek individuals looking to join a team-oriented, relaxed work environment which focuses on skill building through collaboration between all disciplines & experience levels.

WHAT WE OFFER
• Interdisciplinary approach which allows for development in all aspects of site design
• Flexibility for work/life balance with offices in Atlanta/Athens
• Ability to define personal goals and interest, with support to pursue through continuing education
• Specialization in stable markets: Education (K-12 + Higher Ed) & Parks and Recreation
• Opportunity to take ownership of all facets of a project (expanding as skills are developed)
• Competitive compensation and bonus program for all team members

WHO WE SEEK
• PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Self-motivated, problem solver, willingness to learn, humility to seek guidance, takes ownership, disciplined, responsible, effective communicator, positive attitude!
• BASIC SKILLS: Experience with one or more of the following programs is desired: AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Adobe Suite, Bluebeam, SketchUp and/or Lumion
• EXPERIENCE OR INTEREST IN: Master planning, site layout, grading and drainage, hydrology, erosion control, utility design, hardscape and/or planting design.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE
• Civil Engineer / PE with 4-10 years experience
• EIT with 0-10 years experience
• Landscape Architect / PLA with 4-10 years experience
• Environmental Designer with 0-10 years experience (Non-licensed LA background)
• CAD Technician with 0-15 years

For more about us, visit http://www.landplanning.net

Simply email your resume to blp@landplanning.net. All submissions will receive a personal response from one of the members of our team. We look forward to hearing from you!

Morningside Elementary School

Located just east of Midtown Atlanta, Morningside Elementary School is currently undergoing a thorough campus renovation to improve the school’s facilities. The school will be receiving a brand new gymnasium and classroom addition, a new cafeteria expansion, and a new outdoor recreation area, including a new synthetic turf playfield and basketball court. Grading and underground utility work is currently ongoing to prepare the new addition for construction. We’re excited to be working with Perkins & Will and Parrish Construction on this project, which is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2022.   

Mike Breedlove’s Retirement Party

We enjoyed seeing so many current and past clients and partners at Mike Breedlove’s retirement celebration! The party was held at BLP’s old office in Conyers on Friday. Jennifer Messer, UGA’s Director of Development for the College of Environment and Design, was there to announce the establishment of the Mike Breedlove Scholarship Fund. BLP’s partners, Chip Brown, Matt Tanner, Scott Talbot, and Kyle Webb created the scholarship to commemorate Mike’s career and achievements in the field of landscape architecture. Scholarships will be awarded to Landscape Architecture students in the University’s College of Environment and Design.

Red Top Mountain State Park

The beach renovation at Red Top Mountain Start Park is nearing completion. For years, this popular destination on Lake Allatoona was loved too much as heavy crowds led to erosion and degradation of this natural area. Breedlove Land Planning worked with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to rehabilitate this site through the use of boardwalks, stairs and ramps to restore the environmental integrity of this wooded area while providing universal accessibility from the top of the site to the beach at the bottom. A new picnic area, restroom with outdoor changing areas, outdoor plaza and enhanced site amenities such as foot washes, showers, benches and overlooks await users. We hope to see you there in the Summer of 2022!

Global Impact Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Last week, Azael Garza attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for Fulton County Schools’ new Global Impact Academy in Fairburn. The academy is one of two new STEM-focused high schools to open this year in the district. BLP also provided site design services for the Innovation Academy in Milton. You can learn more about both of these new schools in this recent AJC article.