Mike Breedlove’s Retirement Party

We enjoyed seeing so many current and past clients and partners at Mike Breedlove’s retirement celebration! The party was held at BLP’s old office in Conyers on Friday. Jennifer Messer, UGA’s Director of Development for the College of Environment and Design, was there to announce the establishment of the Mike Breedlove Scholarship Fund. BLP’s partners, Chip Brown, Matt Tanner, Scott Talbot, and Kyle Webb created the scholarship to commemorate Mike’s career and achievements in the field of landscape architecture. Scholarships will be awarded to Landscape Architecture students in the University’s College of Environment and Design.

UGA First Year Residence Hall Topping Out

Last week we celebrated the topping out of UGA’s new First Year Residence Hall with Turner Construction and Beck. From the roof of this project we were able to capture some great images of another Breedlove project on campus – UGA’s Business Learning Community.

UGA Transit Facility

Breedlove Land Planning is the lead designer for Phase 1 of the University of Georgia’s project to update the infrastructure at the UGA Transit Facility. The project is planned in phases to accommodate the university’s gradual transition to an electric bus fleet. They are receiving the Proterra buses in phases as their manufacturing and commissioning is complete. The new fleet will significantly reduce emissions and create opportunities for experiential learning and research.

UGA’s transit system is the state’s second largest bus system in ridership behind MARTA, serving 11 million passengers per year. Phase 1 of the project accommodates charging 22 buses, and BLP hopes to continue work on Phase 2, which is anticipated to include 34 more charging spaces covered by a solar canopy. Womack & Associates was a consultant under BLP for the project’s electrical design.

For more information about the project click here.

UGA Dedication Ceremony for the Completed Business Learning Community


On September 6, UGA dedicated the final two buildings of the recently completed Business Learning Community. The two buildings, Sanford and Barbara Orkin Hall and M. Douglas Ivester Hall, complete the new Terry College of Business campus. BLP provided civil engineering services for Phases II and III of the six-building, three-phase project.

For more information about the project and dedication ceremony click here.

UGA Ed Hoard Memorial First Tee Golf Tournament

BLP recently participated in the Ed Hoard Golf Tournament, with Matt Tanner and Anna Harrison offering cold beers to golfers, while Gary Caraway and Kyle Webb golfed in the tournament. The event raised approximately $40,000, which will provide scholarships for low and moderate income students to attend UGA.

UGA Pedestrian Bridge

Breedlove Land Planning is currently assisting the University of Georgia Facilities Maintenance Division with the replacement of a pedestrian bridge off East Campus Road. The pedestrian bridge spans the railway below to serve as a primary connection between South Campus and East Campus, home to the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities, the UGA Performing Arts Center, the Georgia Museum of Art, and East Campus Village Housing. Approaching the bridge, you will enter through the newly redesigned gateway plaza. The new plaza features thoughtful delineation between circulation and seating zones, a bio-diverse plant palette and a new home for the “split-screw” sculpture. The pictures above showcase the strategic placement of the prefabricated steel bridge by Banner Industrial Construction.

Breedlove Goes Back to School for Career Fairs

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!

Meet our Newest Employee – Gary Liao, P.E., PhD

Breedlove Land Planning is pleased to announce the addition of Gary Liao to our Atlanta office. Gary specializes in stormwater analysis and hydrology and he recently obtained his professional engineering license. Gary earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Civil Engineering from Chung Yuan Christian University, majoring in hydrology. After moving to the United States in 2010, he received a national research fellowship for hydrology research at University of California Riverside. Gary later obtained his Master of Science in Environmental Economics from the University of Georgia. In his free time Gary enjoys playing tennis and watching sports. We look forward to introducing him to our clients, consultants, and friends.

SSSGA’s Annual Meeting Presentation – Stormwater Management and Infiltration Techniques

Breedlove Land Planning is excited to be involved in professional organizations like the Soil Science Society of Georgia (SSSGA). The organization promotes the accumulation, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge pertaining to the soils of Georgia. Recently, Matt Tanner, Principal and Civil Engineer, spoke at SSSGA’s annual meeting on “Stormwater Management and Infiltration Techniques” with approximately 60 members in attendance. The event was held at Flinchum’s Phoenix, which is a unique cabin-like conference space overlooking the Oconee River, and is part of UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources.