Breedlove Summer Interns

Please join us in welcoming our summer interns, Courtney Wheeler and John Montoya. Courtney is working in the Atlanta office this summer. She’s a rising senior at the University of Georgia majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Environmental Design. Courtney is currently a member of Tau Beta Gamma Engineering Honors Society and the Society of Women Engineers.

John Montoya is joining our Bishop office for the summer. John is a rising junior at UGA majoring in Environmental Engineering. He’s a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and UGA Motorsports.

During their time at BLP, Courtney and John have been learning about stormwater management, construction documentation, and construction administration. They have several site visits scheduled to work on current BLP projects.

Amicalola Falls State Park Visitors Center

Gary Caraway recently attended the groundbreaking for the new Visitors Center at Amicalola Falls State Park. We’re happy to be a part of this long-awaited project at one of Georgia’s most popular state parks. Click here to learn more about the event.

Mercy Care McAuley Center

Recently Breedlove Land Planning was proud to join Smith Dalia Architects, Impact Development Management, St. Joseph’s Health System and the employees of Mercy Care Medical Clinic for the dedication of the new McAuley Center in Atlanta, Georgia. As Atlanta’s only federally qualified heath care program for the homeless, Mercy Care is “furthering the healing ministry of the Sisters of Mercy… by providing compassionate, clinically excellent healthcare in the spirit of loving service to those in need, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.” Their new clinic and office building, with site design by BLP, will help meet and expand this vital mission. Bishop Joel Konzen of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta was present to provide prayer, reflection and a blessing with holy water for the new facility. You can learn more about this outstanding organization at www.mercyatlanta.org.

Grant Park Gateway Wins Award

We’re thrilled to have our Grant Park Gateway project recognized with an Award of Excellence in Sustainable Design from the City of Atlanta Department of City Planning Atlanta Urban Design Commission Design Awards. BLP provided extensive site design services for this design-build project with Smith Dalia Architects and Winter Construction. The project received LEED Silver Certification, SITES Gold Certification for sustainable land development, and Parksmart Certification for environmentally friendly parking design. This is the first project in the world that holds all three certifications.

Breedlove Quarterly Meeting

Breedlove recently celebrated the end of a successful first quarter by bringing both offices together at North High Shoals City Park. BLP got the opportunity to practice their surveying skills and place a few friendly bets on elevation change. Our very own Matt Tanner also gave an in depth explanation on the ins and outs of baseball field design. The day would not be complete without a home run derby!

KSU Engineering Senior Design Expo

Last week, BLP’s Christian Bourguillon served as a judge for KSU’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SPCEET) Senior Design Expo. “It was inspiring to see so many projects that address real-world issues that directly impact our community,” said Christian. The graduating seniors showcased their capstone engineering design projects across the college’s six departments and disciplines. Throughout the semester, students have designed, built, tested, and presented these innovative projects. We can’t wait to see what they accomplish after graduation!

Christian Bourguillon and Kaitlin Bryant Join Breedlove Land Planning’s Atlanta Office

BLP is excited to introduce two new team members to the Atlanta office, Christian Bourguillon and Kaitlin Bryant. Christian graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2016 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Georgia specializing in land development, site design, and stormwater design. Christian is originally from Haiti, and enjoys PC gaming and building, deer and turkey hunting, as well as playing team sports.

Kaitlin Bryant recently graduated from UGA’s College of Environment and Design with a degree in Landscape Architecture, and a minor in Environmental Economics and Management. She developed a strength in planting design while working for a landscaping company and a plant nursery before joining BLP. Kaitlin enjoys playing soccer around Atlanta, biking, and visiting local breweries with her fiancé.

UGA Campus Tour

Last week BLP’s offices got together to visit some of the projects we have worked on at the University of Georgia. This was an opportunity for our entire staff to share successes and lessons learned, which can be applied on future projects. An unforeseen bonus: the rainy weather allowed us the opportunity to see many of the stormwater bio-cells and rain gardens we have designed in action. With our Bishop office just a short drive from UGA’s main campus in Athens, BLP has provided site design services for over 20 projects at UGA including the Special Collections Library and the Terry College of Business Learning Community. We would like to thank Turner Construction for the hard hat tour of the First Year Residence Hall, which is scheduled for completion later this year.