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!
Breedlove Land Planning invited UGA College of Environment + Design students participating in their first-year studio classes to our Bishop office to see first hand what it’s like to practice landscape architecture. BLP employees led the students on a tour of the office and shared experiences of what a typical day might look like. The students were also given the opportunity to ask questions related to the profession, fielded by recent UGA CED graduates Laurel Fox, Jon Qualls, Ming Guan, Diamond Owens and Kaitlin Bryant. The Breedlove team also shared examples of recent projects which aligned with their current studio curriculum – conceptual master planning. The students gained insight from BLP’s experienced team on things to look for, design approach and lessons learned. As a bonus, BLP chef’s (Bobby Molleur and Joe Moon) treated everyone to a BBQ cookout. With 13 UGA Alumni currently on staff, BLP is excited to serve as a nearby resource for UGA students. We look forward to offering continued support to the University of Georgia – College of Environment + Design into the future!
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.
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!
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!
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.
BLP’s Matt Tanner recently attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Oconee County School District’s new Dove Creek Middle School. We’re excited to be a part of the team with Lindsey Pope Brayfield & Associates, Spurlock & Associates, and Bowen & Watson!
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.