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.
Welcome to Breedlove!
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!
UGA College of Environment + Design Student Event
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!
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!
Boys & Girls Clubs – Cheers for Charity
Join us May 1st at Cheers for Charity to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Dekalb County. Click here to learn more and to purchase tickets.