We are excited to welcome Alma Basave to the BLP Bishop team! Alma graduated from the University of Georgia in August of 2021 with a B.S. in Landscape Architecture. Alma comes to Breedlove Land Planning with some experience, having worked with a boutique landscape architecture firm in South Florida, that specializes in the design and construction of tropical residential gardens. BLP is excited to utilize Alma’s strength in hardscape and landscape detailing, as she continues to learn all aspects of site design.
Please help us welcome Will Shiver to the BLP Bishop team! Will is a student intern, working part-time while balancing his schoolwork. He currently attends the University of Georgia pursuing his degree in Civil Engineering. Will comes to Breedlove Land Planning with multiple years of experience with another engineering firm. His experience includes storm water management design, erosion control design, and conceptual planning. We look forward to watching Will progress throughout his internship!
We are excited to welcome Shelby Lucas to the BLP Bishop team! Shelby graduated in May of 2022 from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. At Breedlove, she will be balancing work as the Assistant Office Manager while working on various marketing projects. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and exploring new places. Shelby and her husband are expecting their first born in December of 2022.
Please help us in welcoming Jason McClellan to the BLP Bishop team! Jason has over 20 years of experience in land development and civil site design. Jason studied Visual Communications at the Art Institute and has continuously engaged with other organizations for coursework related to hydrology, watershed management, right of way acquisition and roundabout design. Jason specializes in AutoCAD and Civil 3D, utilizing his skills to provide grading and drainage design to our projects. He has practiced design across many sectors including municipal, commercial, and multi-family residential project experience. Jason is going to make a great addition to our team at Breedlove!
We had so much fun attending USGBC Georgia’s Women in Green event last week! It was truly inspiring to hear from female leaders who are making an impact in building a more sustainable future, and empowering women to join them.
Breedlove Land Planning is excited to see the lower courtyard improvements at the Georgia Tech North Avenue Apartments under construction. Originally built as athlete housing for the 1996 Olympics, the open space between these four student housing buildings needed re-programming and refreshment. Breedlove Land Planning developed a design to reactivate this space by creating new, sinuous pedestrian walkways that frame a new synthetic turf oval. Flanking the outside edges of the oval are a series of benches, grilling areas and outdoor seating. A new grove of hammocks was designed, nestled in shade, with electrical hookups to allow students to use devices for learning or relaxation. We look forward to seeing the finished installation in mid-September.
The first phase of Vogel State Park’s three-phase campground renovation project is complete! Breedlove Land Planning, in close coordination with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, designed a remodel of this beloved campground in the north Georgia mountains. Nestled into a beautiful blue ridge valley filled with streams, hemlocks and hardwoods, this campground renovation emphasized tree preservation and protection of natural resources while providing all the modern amenities the modern camper desires, such as full RV hookups, spacious living areas and wifi. Phases two and three should be complete by the end of 2022.
Breedlove recently celebrated summer and welcomed our new team members with a trip to Puttshack. Unfortunately a few employees had to miss out on the fun due to COVID, but the rest of us enjoyed having lunch, beer, and a few rounds of mini-golf in the air conditioning.
We are pleased to welcome Abby Phipps to the BLP Atlanta team! Abby graduated from UGA in May of 2022 with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering. During her time at UGA, Abby contributed to a research project on terrestrial litter movement, which was funded by a National Geographic grant. Abby will be a valuable asset to Breedlove and our projects.
Please join us in welcoming Diamond Owens to the BLP Atlanta team! Diamond graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Landscape Architecture in 2021 and a Master of Urban Planning in 2022. While in school, Diamond gained industry experience through summer internships and served as a Charrette Assistant at the Center for Community Design & Preservation in the College of Environment and Design. We can’t wait to see what she accomplishes here at Breedlove!