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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Happy Holidays from everyone at Breedlove Land Planning. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.
During this season of giving, Breedlove Land Planning makes a donation to each employee’s chosen cause. This year the company is also supporting two organizations that benefit our local Atlanta and Athens school communities. We love sharing these organizations with you every year, and hope that they inspire you to find a cause that’s special to you. We look forward to working with you in 2022!
Athens Church – Leads people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, creating a church unchurched people love to attend!
Atlanta Humane Society – Improving animal welfare beyond adoption, Atlanta Humane Society provides care, support, and homes for our city’s animals.
Caring for a Cause – A non-profit that helps families in need through community events and fundraisers. The organization assists families in the McDonough, GA community financially as well as supports them with other needs that arise from unforeseen events.
Clarke County Mentor Program – Recruits, trains, and supports hundreds of mentors that provide additional caring into the lives of children in our county.
Country Kids Foundation – Sponsors and supports needy children during the Christmas season.
Cystinosis Research Foundation – Supports bench, clinical and translational research to find better treatments and a cure for cystinosis.
Downtown Academy – Seeks to provide children of inner-city Athens, Georgia an excellent and rigorous Christ-centered education that builds knowledge, character, and purpose.
Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes – Provides a residential care program to help children who have been abandoned, neglected and abused.
Get Comfortable – In Athens BLP has made a contribution to the Get Comfortable campaign, whose goal is to increase 3rd grade literacy within the Clarke County School District.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Working to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma; and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Make a Wish Georgia – Grants the wishes of local children facing critical illnesses and renews families and communities disrupted by serious childhood illness.
Mercy Care – A federally qualified health center and Atlanta’s only healthcare for the homeless program (330h), Mercy Care accepts most insurances plans, Medicare and Medicaid and offers a sliding fee scale based on household income for the uninsured.
Mountain T.O.P. – Focuses on reducing substandard housing, supporting lifelong learning and leadership, and promoting overall wellness in Grundy County, Tennessee.
Ocean Conservancy – Working to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges, creating science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.
Oconee Area Resource Council – A local non-profit that works to ensure that all residents of Oconee County will live in a healthy, safe and stable environment. OARC identifies the needs of the community and works to fill those needs by combining resources and services.
The Nature Conservancy – Conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends.
The Sparrow’s Nest – A non-profit, Christ-centered ministry that seeks to change lives through the power of God and nurturing relationships. By creatively meeting the needs of a population at risk, we build trust, which is the doorway to hope and transformation.
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!