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.

Boys & Girls Clubs – Cheers for Charity

On Sunday, Breedlove Land Planning sponsored the annual Cheers for Charity event honoring Boys & Girls Clubs of Dekalb County. The event raised over $20,000 to support the organization through silent and live auction items as well as a blind wine pull. Boys & Girls Clubs are not only a great cause, but also a great client!

Groundbreaking for the Georgia Department of Public Safety Headquarters

Breedlove Land Planning was pleased to join Governor Brian Kemp, the First Lady, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, Speaker of House David Ralston, Commissioner Colonel Christopher Wright, the brave men and women of the Georgia State Patrol and the employees of the Georgia Department of Public Safety at the August 19th 2021 groundbreaking of the new DPS headquarters building. As part of the SSOE/Stevens & Wilkinson team, Breedlove Land Planning is the landscape architect and civil engineer for this remarkable project. The scope consists of a new headquarters building, gatehouse and entry to the State complex, parking deck, outdoor plazas and patios and most importantly a memorial to the fallen officers of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Turner Construction begins land disturbance this week on this $55 million project managed by the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission. Click here to learn more.