Construction is wrapping up for the current phase of Georgia Tech’s renovation of the Tech Tower lawn. The project area is located below the iconic Tech Tower and serves as a prominent gateway into campus off of North Avenue. The current phase will improve a parking lot adjacent to the lawn, including hardscape and drainage improvements. A future phase will focus on improving the lawn area itself and will aim to return the geometry and circulation patterns to historical precedents. Breedlove Land Planning is providing landscape architecture and civil engineering services for this project. We are honored to help revamp such a significant part of campus!
Alan Wieczynski and Chuck Moore with BLP have worked with Chattahoochee River Keepers over the past few years to develop a case study report on Green Infrastructure. This report discusses the use of green infrastructure to reduce urban stormwater runoff in Atlanta, Georgia. The objective of this publication is to provide a resource for anyone interested in green infrastructure, especially municipalities enacting policies that promote its use as a stormwater management strategy. Two BLP projects, a Georgia Tech parking deck and E. Rivers Elementary School, are prominently featured in the report.
Click here to download the report and learn more about Chattahoochee River Keepers.
Breedlove Land Planning recently exhibited at several UGA and Georgia Tech student career fairs. Yesterday, BLP’s Kathryn Medina, Gary Caraway, and Patrick Perry met with students at UGA’s College of Environment and Design Career and Internship Fair.
Kyle Webb and Azael Garza recently answered students’ questions at UGA’s Driftmier Engineering Center when BLP served as UGA’s Employer of the Day. Students were encouraged to visit our booth to learn about career opportunities with BLP in civil engineering and landscape architecture.
BLP also recently participated in Georgia Tech’s Spring 2019 All Majors Career Fair. Interested in working with us at BLP? Please send in your resume!
The renovation of Georgia Tech Housing’s 8th Street student apartments upper courtyard is nearing completion. Breedlove Land Planning led the planning and design of this new student amenity which, once completed, will include shady outdoor study areas, a grove for hammocks and lounging, grilling stations, outdoor wifi, charging stations and a bocce court capable of being converted to an outdoor gathering space for housing events. JM Wilkerson should be completing construction this summer and we look forward to sharing finished photos of this exciting project in the fall.
Breedlove Land Planning is leading the way in renovating the historic Hill District of the Georgia Tech campus. This iconic corridor is the university’s administrative center, and is located adjacent to the President’s office. Site improvements include new hardscape, drainage, planting, waterproofing of the Carnegie Building and Tech Tower foundations, and the re-installation of a historic fountain. CWI Construction is currently installing these improvements and the project should be completed by the end of February 2018.
Over the Fall of 2012, Breedlove Land Planning worked with Georgia Tech Facilities, Capital Planning and Space Management and Recreation departments to fast track the design and approval of the Roe Stamps Field renovation master plan. This 53 page documents provides guidance for the redevelopment of what is arguably the most heavily used multi-purpose athletic field in the Southeast United States. Since the completion of this master plan, BLP was approved to produce and permit construction documents. With little time to waste, this multimillion dollar site renovation project was been designed, engineered and submitted for permitting. By the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, we hope to see this project completed. More updates will follow as progress continues!
As part of a multi-block streetscape renovation project, Breedlove Land Planning has designed and permitted improvements to the entrance plaza of the Georgia Tech Edge Building. The building, which is home to the campus Athletics department, currently has an elevated entrance off of Bobby Dodd Way. The renovation, currently under construction, will reduce the heights of existing retaining walls, introduce granite veneer and other campus hardscape standards, improve access for the disabled and create new seating areas on multiple levels. The design, as shown on the above BLP rendering, will greatly help reduce the impact of the building’s brutalist façade.
First came the design and construction of Peter’s Park. Now, the next phases of the Bobby Dodd Way streetscape are under construction. This project will renovate three blocks of major thoroughfare through the heart of the Georgia Tech campus, including the main entrance of the football stadium. Improvements include new stormwater infrastructure, additional sitting areas, new sidewalks, improved intersections and a ‘road diet’ to reduce the amount of asphalt along Bobby Dodd Way in an effort to increase pedestrian connections and comfort. More photos to come as Mann Mechanical continues their construction of our design.
Not even a year into its first growing season, the newly renovated Peters Park on the campus of Georgia Tech is looking great. The sensible use of native and adapted plants and proper soil amendments has ensured that, even in this period of historically warm temperatures, the newly built landscape is surviving- and thriving. One of the most unique features of this park and plaza area is this bioretention pond and stormwater flume, intended to promote the infiltration of runoff while relying on natural processes to increase water quality.
Breedlove Land Planning has been authorized by the Georgia Institute of Technology to move into the construction documentation phase (CDs) for the Bobby Dodd Streetscape Project. A two block section of Bobby Dodd Way in the heart of this urban campus will be replaced to enlarge pedestrian walks, provide better accessibility for users and bring the site up to speed with the new campus landscape standards.