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.
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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.
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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.
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 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!
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.
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.
Breedlove Land Planning is proud to be a part of the University of Georgia’s Business Learning Community design team. This weeks ceremony included both the dedication and ribbon cutting for the Phase 2 building and the groundbreaking for the Phase 3 buildings. Follow this link for more details from the event:
Breedlove Land Planning is proud to announce the addition of Katie Medina to our team. Katie recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture. In 2010, she interned with the Athens Land Trust with a focus on a community garden. In 2011, Katie interned with the Archway Partnership, helping with grant proposals for improvements on various Clayton County Schools. During the summer of 2012, she interned with Feel Green Inc. in Bangkok and Pattaya, Thailand. Now, her travels have brought her to BLP where we look forward to introducing her to clients, owners, consultants and friends. Bienvenue à bord!
Breedlove Land Planning, Inc. was thrilled to be a part of the design team for the new Richard B. Russell, Jr. Special Collections Library on the University of Georgia Campus in Athens, GA. The building, designed by Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, and the special collections that are housed here are truly one of a kind historically significant treasures for the entire state of Georgia. The site work for this exciting project is highlighted by several sustainable components. The impact of this project on the water quality and sustainable stormwater infrastructure on the UGA campus will be felt for years to come. This project transformed a 95% impervious parking lot with no stormwater treatment into a beautiful piece of campus with top of the line water quality and stormwater management practices. The project includes five bio-retention cells, an enhanced engineered treatment swale, and three underground cisterns with a total capacity of 105,000 gallons of collect stormwater and condensate from the building. The library opened in the spring of 2012 when the building and initial infrastructure was completed. Since the opening Breedlove Land Planning has followed up our original site design with a 2nd phase that completed the large oval front lawn and activated the cistern pumping system that sends stormwater and condensate that is harvested on the Special Collections Library site to the nearby central utility plant for recovery use.