Breedlove Land Planning is proud to announce that J.R. Roberts, LEED AP, recently passed the exam to become our first ISA Certified Arborist on staff. J.R. worked in the nursery trade prior to attending UGA, and continued that work while attaining his Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture. The certification is administered by The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), a worldwide professional organization dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation for trees and to promoting research, technology, and the professional practice of arboriculture.
Summer wildflowers are in bloom and solar panels have recently been installed at Arabia Mountain High School in Dekalb County, Georgia. These landscape areas (pictured) are located in front of the LEED for Schools pending building and are designed to mimic a Georgia piedmont wet meadow. This feature, designed by Breedlove Land Planning, and the solar panel installation are just a few of the elements intended to further the school’s mission of engaging students in learning through human and environmental interactions. Click through to learn more about wet meadows and the challenges facing solar power use in Georgia.
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, in the City of Sandy Springs, is host to the Todd Francis 2010 All-Star Football Camp. This free camp for young athletes age 8 through 18 will feature 50 NFL athletes and more than 400 campers. Breedlove Land Planning provided civil engineering services for the Mount Vernon Presbyterian School Glenn Campus and designed the football, baseball and softabll fields at the school. The Middle and Upper School building is also LEED silver certified. (photo-MVPS baseball complex)
The new dog park at Rabbit Hill Park in Gwinnett County is inching closer to completion. A majority of the specimen trees were retained while creating swaths of open turf for active play. The dog park will contain a 0.87-acre dog run, a 1.19-acre small dog area and a 1.36-acre large dog area. Amenities include dog drinking fountains, agility equipment and shade structures. Once sodded, the dog park will be irrigated via an on-site retention pond.
Recently the Atlanta Journal and Constitution covered the opening of the Zoo Atlanta Carnivore Complex. As noted on our news post here, the article discusses some of the new additions to the zoo population, including Sumatran tigers and Malayan sun bears. You can read the full online article by clicking on this link. (right photo © 2010 Atlanta Journal and Constitution)
In addition to the 2010 Build Georgia Specialty Contractor Awards, Breedlove Land Planning provided site design services for three projects in which the general contractor was recognized. Saliba Construction Company, C.D. Moody Construction Company and Swofford Construction were given awards for Twin Rivers Middle School, Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership and Lanier High School Athletics Facilities, respectively. These firms represent the best work in the industry and we congratulate them, as well as the other award winners.
The Georgia Branch of the Associated General Contractors of America recently announced their 2010 Build Georgia Specialty Contractor Awards. Breedlove Land Planning is pleased to announce that it provided landscape architectural and/or civil engineering services for three of the award winning projects. They are the North Springs High School Stadium Field & Track Renovation, the Woodward Academy Athletic Complex and the Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy. You can read about awards and the award winning contractors here.