Over the last couple months, the firm of Stevens & Wilkinson has been volunteering materials, time and staff to help teach young students at Centennial Place Elementary about architecture and design as part of the AIA Atlanta Discover Architecture after school program. This month, Breedlove Land Planning’s Alan Wieczynski, RLA, LEED AP BD+C, was invited as a guest to talk to students about landscape architecture and the profession’s role. Fourteen students learned about what landscape architects do, the projects they design and their role in shaping our built environment. The students also participated in a land planning exercise for their ‘dream house’ and made outdoor model components that will accompany their final projects.
Breedlove Land Planning is proud to announce that company Principal and professional engineer Matt Tanner will service as President of the Northeast Georgia Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for the 2012-2013 term. The mission of the organization is “to promote and advance the profession of civil engineering through public, legislative and student outreach as well as provide support to our members through networking and professional development opportunities”. You can learn more about Matt’s position and the ASCE here.
On Friday, February 17th, BLP Principal Matt Tanner, P.E., LEED AP, volunteered to grade exams for the Northeast Georgia MATHCOUNTS competition hosted at Driftmier Engineering Center at the University of Georgia. The Georgia Society of Professional Engineers (GSPE) is a major sponsor of this organization, which is a ‘national enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory’. You can learn more about MATHCOUNTS and how you can volunteer here.
On August 19th, Breedlove Land Planning’s newest employee and recent University of Georgia graduate, Roger Wells, presented his senior project to the Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors (GACDS). Roger designed a site plan package for the Conservation Education Center that will provide a permanent home for GSCDS to build on their tradition of promoting the conservation of Georgia’s natural resources. You can learn more about the mission of GACDS and more details on the education center here.
Breedlove Land Planning Principal Matt Tanner, P.E., LEED AP has been appointed Vice President of the Northeast Georgia Chapter of ASCE. Matt’s first act in this position has been setting up an April speaking event. The April 15th event is titled “MSE Retaining Walls: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” and will be presented by Milton Schreiber, P.E. and Mason Berryman, P.E. of GeoHydro. The event will be held at noon in Athens, Georgia at ‘Café on Prince’ (Piedmont College), 595 Prince Avenue. Please email Matt to RSVP.
Breedlove Land Planning is proud to be a sponsor of the Decatur Education Foundation’s Tour deCatur, Saturday, March 26, at Decatur High School. Participants can run the 5K race or 1-mile Fun Run, and all proceeds benefit Decatur’s children and youth through the Decatur Education Foundation. Check out the race route here.
For the second time in a month, a Breedlove Land Planning Principal will be volunteering to assist the grading of the L.A.R.E. (Landscape Architect Registration Examination). The L.A.R.E. is an exam that has been developed by CLARB, or The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards to determine if applicants for a landscape architectural license have the skills, knowledge, and abilities to be a landscape architect without endangering the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Reece Parker, RLA, LEED AP BD+C will travel to Monterey, California to serve on the Cut Score Committee. When the graphic portions of the examination are completed, the Committee evaluates the difficulty of each and sets minimum level necessary for a candidate to have demonstrated competency on the skills being tested. (Photo © CLARB 2011)
Breedlove Land Planning Principal Chip Brown, RLA, LEED AP will be volunteering next week in Little Rock, Arkanass as a master grader for the ‘Section E- Grading, Drainage and Stormwater Management’ portion of the L.A.R.E. (Landscape Architect Registration Examination). The L.A.R.E. is an exam that has been developed by CLARB, or The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards to determine if applicants for a landscape architectural license have the skills, knowledge, and abilities to be a landscape architect without endangering the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Chip is one of many company employees who have volunteered their time to ensure that young landscape architect professionals are qualified to practice and seek professional licensure.
Over the last couple of years, Breedlove Land Planning has performed a number of pro bono site design services for Camp Twin Lakes, a network of camps in Georgia providing programs for children with serious illnesses, disabilities and other challenges. Most recently, a guide to the proper selection of plants was produced to help aim the selection of vegetation on future projects. This 65 pages guide emphasizes the use of drought tolerant and low maintenance native trees, shrubs, grasses and groundcovers and pegs their selection to soil types and soil moisture levels. The goal of the document is to facilitate a consistent plant palette for all Camp Twin Lake facilities while promoting ecological diversity.
Breedlove Land Planning is proud to announce that Kyle Webb, E.I.T., LEED AP BD+C, has recently been appointed as a member to the Oconee Basin Advisory Council. The Oconee Basin is one of the six major basins represented in the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District. The District encompasses fifteen counties within the Metro-Atlanta region and serves to develop regionally specific stormwater, wastewater and water supply and conservation management plans. For more information regarding the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District and its purpose, visit www.northgeorgiawater.org.