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Advanced Power and Thermal Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson, AFB, Ohio

BWSC-UT Scholarship

Knoxville, Tenn. – It's not uncommon for alumni to give back to UT by establishing endowed scholarships.

What makes the new Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc., (BWSC) Endowed Scholarship within UT's Tickle College of Engineering so different is that it wasn't just one person giving back, but 25 alumni representing seven different colleges, who all now work for the company.

"We have a strong relationship with the company and with 42 of their employees who have degrees from UT," said Wayne Davis, dean of the college. "This scholarship is a testament of our relationship and their investment in the university."

The idea came about during a 2016 meeting between Barge Waggoner Chief Operating Officer Randy Ferguson and former executive Jim Downing, both UT graduates who earned their bachelor and master degrees in civil engineering in 1980 and '84 and 1969 and '74, respectively.

Ferguson took the idea to a committee of UT alumni, who thought that endowing a scholarship would be a great way to give back to their alma mater while at the same time raising the company's profile in recruiting new UT graduates. The Board of Directors agreed, and chose the Tickle College of Engineering as the home for the new scholarship.

To support the effort, Barge Waggoner authorized a matching contribution of up to $1,250 a year for every employee who participates with a gift or multi-year pledge.

Initially the goal was to begin offering the scholarship a few years from now. Due to the overwhelming response from its employees, however, the inaugural scholarship can be awarded beginning in the fall of 2018, far ahead of schedule.

"We are always seeking talented engineers and the competition for talent is only going to increase in the foreseeable future," said Ferguson. "We hope that over time the BWSC Endowed Scholarship will boost students’ awareness of the company and further entice future engineering graduates to join our employment ranks."

As employees and retirees continue to support the endowment, its annual scholarship output will grow. All UT engineering students will be eligible to receive the scholarship, but preference will be granted to students with a demonstrated financial need.

Barge Waggoner describes its enduring purpose as "creating a better life by unleashing the potential of its employees, clients and communities." Its ranks include engineers, architects, landscape architects, planners and surveyors located in 14 offices across Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio and Texas. The company is ranked in the top 200 of Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms.

[Photo: COO Randy Ferguson stands with Dean Wayne Davis]

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Nashville, Tenn. – Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. The firm earned this certification based on the feedback from its employees in an anonymous survey.

“For me, what is most exciting and humbling, is this certification represents what our teammates said about our firm and how it compares to firms across the country,” says Bob Higgins, President and Chief Executive Officer. “A great workplace culture is all about the level of trust between the employees and the firm's leadership. We have a great team here. This thumbs up from Great Place to Work® is one of many milestones on our continuing journey toward an outstanding employee experience, and we have no intentions to slow down. The certification is a great recognition that will support our efforts in recruitment and retention of our talented employees. This is critical for the firm to grow and achieve its purpose of creating a better life by unleashing the potential of our people, our clients, and our communities.” Ninety seven percent of our employees responded to the survey. This is a true testament to their experience with the firm and their desire to have their voices heard. The survey revealed that 85 percent of employees say that Barge Waggoner is a great place to work.

“We have made intentional steps toward creating a great culture at Barge Waggoner,” says Michele Herlein, Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President. “The people create the culture and it is defined by how things are done and every decision that is made. What is important is how people feel; how they are treated; and if they are able to use their talents, add value to the company; and make a difference. We are fortunate at Barge Waggoner to have a strategic focus on the employee experience and a leadership team that fully supports focusing on people first. We know the results will follow.”

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists. Follow Great Place to Work® online at http://www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

Savannah, Ga. – The Coastal Georgia Greenway, Inc., in partnership with The Georgia Conservancy, has recently completed a planning study that illustrates the greenway’s vision and seeks to guide future development.

The Coastal Georgia Greenway is part of the East Coast Greenway, a shared-use trail system which will one day link 25 major cities along the Eastern Seaboard between Calais, Maine, and Key West, Florida.

Through a collaborative regional vision, the planned 155-mile Coastal Georgia Greenway will make the beauty of coastal Georgia safely and easily accessible to pedestrians, cyclists, hikers and joggers, while helping to preserve the unique and beautiful Georgia coast, attracting visitors, providing recreation, and making local economies stronger.

Set in one of the most iconic portions of the greenway’s 155-mile route, the planning study focuses on the 1.5-mile greenway segment south of Darien and including Butler Island Plantation along U.S. Route 17 between the Darien River Bridge and Butler Island in Darien, Georgia. Conceptual plans and design strategies are offered as prototypes with solutions that can be applied to other greenway segments with similar features. The planning and design work was led by landscape architects from the Savannah office of JB+a, a Division of Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc.

While construction is yet unfunded, the conceptual plans and graphics serve to promote the vision and advocacy efforts of the Coastal Georgia Greenway and its partners. Funding was provided by a donor advised fund from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, as well as through a grant from Recreation Equipment, Inc.(REI).

Founded in 1967, the Georgia Conservancy’s mission is to protect and conserve Georgia’s natural resources through advocacy, engagement and collaboration. Learn more at www.georgiaconservancy.org.

 

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Nashville, Tenn. – The BWSC Community Fund has announced its spring 2017 Community Fund recipients, a release of $27,500 into area non-profits. Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., has given out more than $111,000 since 2014.

The recipient list includes Thompson Center Cancer Survival Center (Knoxville); H3 Ministries, Inc. (Chattanooga); Youth Encouragement Services (Nashville); Society of Women Engineers, Memphis Professional Section; Rebuilding Together Nashville; Alabama Kidney Foundation (Huntsville); The Dayton Regional STEM School (Kettering, Ohio); Middle Georgia State University Foundation (Macon); Walk Bike Nashville; University of Georgia Foundation - Benson Family Graduate Student Support Fund (Athens); East Tennessee Kidney Foundation (Knoxville); Margaret Maddox YMCA (Nashville).

About the BWSC Community Fund

The Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc. Community Fund was established by the employee body to assist in carrying out the company’s inherent spirit of giving back to the communities where they live and work. The Community Fund impacts organizations that are close to the hearts of employees, clients and business partners, and advance the interests of society in the areas of health and wellness, education, and workforce development.

Employees can contribute through a one-time contribution or through payroll deduction. The Community Fund is administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, an organization that offers personalized charitable solutions which keep costs low and effective.

Nashville, Tenn. – Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., recently named Brandy Trotter and John Brown its 2017 Dan Barge, Jr. Award of Merit recipient at the firm’s annual employee banquet.

Brandy Trotter directory2

The firm honors these employees that share the same passion and drive that elevates their communities, team, and themselves to make their surroundings better. Recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by the Board of Directors.

Trotter has been a Surveyor in the Land Resources group since 2015 and was nominated for the award for her outstanding performance with 3D Laser Scanning on the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Vertical Expansion Project. This physically and emotionally demanding project involved working through the night to keep patient disruption to a minimum and the use of fall protection harnesses and tethers while providing 3D scanning and layout services for elevator shaft construction.

The contractor’s assessment of Trotter’s performance was a factor in her selection for this award, “Every time Brandy walked on the job, she brought the attitude that you want to see in each individual on-site. There was never a time that I asked Brandy to do something that she didn’t immediately handle it. Throughout her time on-site, her knowledge as a surveyor was on display. Brandy was great to have on this project, and I believe she shows the qualities and knowhow worthy of this award.”

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Brown joined the firm in 2005 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. His distinguished work as lead designer on the newest section of the Tennessee Riverwalk in Chattanooga was celebrated with this award. Brown is a Registered Landscape Architect in Tennessee and in three other states.

This award celebrates Brown’s achievements on the latest section of the Riverwalk opened in 2016, one of the most difficult and complicated projects undertaken by the firm. Brown overcame a myriad of project routing, land ownership, and funding challenges to keep the project moving forward.

Matt Stovall, Business Unit Director of Land Resources, added, “This award-winning project is a significant accomplishment and will allow us to successfully compete with national design firms. John’s dedicated performance, leadership, creativity, and positive attitude as a Barge Waggoner employee were major contributors to the success of the project.”

 

 

BillLockwood news

Nashville, Tenn. – Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., recently named Paul W. (Bill) Lockwood, ASLA, its 2017 Jack L. Wood Excellence in Service Award recipient at the firm’s annual employee banquet.

The Jack L. Wood Excellence in Service Award recognizes an employee who has over time provided superior service to our firm, displaying dedication and loyalty. The firm honors employees who share the same passion and drive that elevates their communities, team, and themselves to make their surroundings better. Recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by the Board of Directors.

Over his 40-year career with the firm, Lockwood has been involved in some of the most transformational projects in the region. He has served on numerous boards, non-profits, community action groups, and professional associations and was most recently presented with an Emeritus Certificate by the State of Tennessee for his eight years of service on the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners.

Nashville Land Resource Group Manager Charlie Smith adds, “Bill exhibits the qualities of our values. His honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness are what have made him so valuable to clients and the firm. He collaborates with everyone, he takes responsibility for our services and the success of our clients, and he has done it all with consistent kindness and humility every day. Bill’s consistent pursuit of our corporate purpose has led directly to the success of our Nashville Land Resources team in living out our vision—we are the team known for being selected when it matters most to our best clients.”

Lockwood’s service in the community includes the board of directors for The TMA Group, regional leader in customizing environmentally-friendly, multimodal transportation solutions, and the Nashville Civic Design Center. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for the former Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Civic Design Center. Lockwood’s professional memberships include the American Planning Association and American Society of Landscape Architects.

The University of Georgia graduate is a Registered Landscape Architect in Tennessee and in five other states.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 17:53

Garcia Elected Vice President

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Atlanta, Ga. – Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc., elected Philip Garcia, RA, NCARB, as Vice President at its 2016 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting in April.

Garcia, a native of Sterling Heights, Michigan, has 40 years of architectural design and project management experience across a varied array of project types and industries including international projects in the automotive, pharmaceutical, and life sciences sectors. He joined the firm in 2012.

He is a Licensed Architect in the State of Tennessee and six other states. Garcia is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and American Institute of Architects.

Tennessean Unhealthy Workers

Nashville, Tenn. – The company and its focus on improving employee wellness were featured on the front page of Monday’s Tennessean newspaper.

CEO Bob Higgins was interviewed about the company’s progress toward corporate-wide awareness on improving the lives of employees. Higgins’ interview accompanied a Nashville Chamber of Commerce study on recent trends in this area.

Surveyor Brad Thomas was also featured on his involvement with the office-sponsored boot camp.

 

Read more about Monday's top story.

Monday, 20 March 2017 21:03

In Memoriam of Jon E. Benson, ASLA

Jon Benson jBa Headshot

We mourn the passing of Jon Benson, a well-respected leader in his profession, founder of the landscape architecture firm jB+a, and, most recently, the Client Service Leader for the Atlanta office of Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc.

Jon was a dynamic leader among his peers. His genuine, caring, and passionate nature was deeply rooted in his planning and landscape architecture practice. His professional experience was diverse, his projects varied and his designs innovative. Nothing captured his passion for landscape architecture more than the ultimate fulfillment of observing people using the spaces that he designed in both expected and unexpected ways.

In 1999, downstairs in his basement office, Jon’s desire to start a planning and landscape architecture practice was born. He set out to surround himself with talented, creative design professionals that excelled at the highest level of client service. Jon made sure that each jB+a client received quality service and a more livable, maintainable and sustainable project long past his time. It was his foresight, toward the end of his life’s journey, to leave his company in caring, capable hands, with the ability to carry on these standards.

It was his career experiences and leadership that uniquely positioned jB+a for success, providing clients across the southeastern United States with responsive service and a lasting impact on the community’s he served. That spirit now lives on through the team at Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc.

Jon was the winner of an international design competition for the Wilmington 1898 Memorial. Other notable projects include: The National Rose Garden – Washington, DC; Atlanta University Streetscape – Atlanta, Georgia; Olympic Whitewater Venue – Ducktown, Tennessee; One Buckhead Loop – Atlanta, Georgia; Lithonia Lighting Corporate Headquarters – Conyers, Georgia; Dallas Downtown Streetscapes – Dallas, Georgia; Woodruff Library Plaza – Atlanta, Georgia.

Jon’s legacy to the profession and to the larger community will continue to be served through the Benson Family Graduate Student Support Fund. Donations may be sent in memory of Jon directly to Ms. Jennifer Messer at 285 S. Jackson Street, Athens GA. 30602 and are payable to the "UGA Foundation".

 

BillLockwood news

Nashville, Tenn. – Bill Lockwood, ASLA, was recently presented with an Emeritus Certificate by the State of Tennessee for his eight years of service on the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners.

Lockwood has over 40 years of experience as a landscape architect and is a registered Landscape Architect in Tennessee.

He serves on the board of directors for The TMA Group, regional leader in customizing environmentally-friendly, multimodal transportation solutions, and is a member of the American Planning Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Nashville Civic Design Center.

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Advanced Power and Thermal Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson, AFB, Ohio

BWSC-UT Scholarship

Knoxville, Tenn. – It's not uncommon for alumni to give back to UT by establishing endowed scholarships.

What makes the new Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc., (BWSC) Endowed Scholarship within UT's Tickle College of Engineering so different is that it wasn't just one person giving back, but 25 alumni representing seven different colleges, who all now work for the company.

"We have a strong relationship with the company and with 42 of their employees who have degrees from UT," said Wayne Davis, dean of the college. "This scholarship is a testament of our relationship and their investment in the university."

The idea came about during a 2016 meeting between Barge Waggoner Chief Operating Officer Randy Ferguson and former executive Jim Downing, both UT graduates who earned their bachelor and master degrees in civil engineering in 1980 and '84 and 1969 and '74, respectively.

Ferguson took the idea to a committee of UT alumni, who thought that endowing a scholarship would be a great way to give back to their alma mater while at the same time raising the company's profile in recruiting new UT graduates. The Board of Directors agreed, and chose the Tickle College of Engineering as the home for the new scholarship.

To support the effort, Barge Waggoner authorized a matching contribution of up to $1,250 a year for every employee who participates with a gift or multi-year pledge.

Initially the goal was to begin offering the scholarship a few years from now. Due to the overwhelming response from its employees, however, the inaugural scholarship can be awarded beginning in the fall of 2018, far ahead of schedule.

"We are always seeking talented engineers and the competition for talent is only going to increase in the foreseeable future," said Ferguson. "We hope that over time the BWSC Endowed Scholarship will boost students’ awareness of the company and further entice future engineering graduates to join our employment ranks."

As employees and retirees continue to support the endowment, its annual scholarship output will grow. All UT engineering students will be eligible to receive the scholarship, but preference will be granted to students with a demonstrated financial need.

Barge Waggoner describes its enduring purpose as "creating a better life by unleashing the potential of its employees, clients and communities." Its ranks include engineers, architects, landscape architects, planners and surveyors located in 14 offices across Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio and Texas. The company is ranked in the top 200 of Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms.

[Photo: COO Randy Ferguson stands with Dean Wayne Davis]

GPTW-2017-06

Nashville, Tenn. – Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. The firm earned this certification based on the feedback from its employees in an anonymous survey.

“For me, what is most exciting and humbling, is this certification represents what our teammates said about our firm and how it compares to firms across the country,” says Bob Higgins, President and Chief Executive Officer. “A great workplace culture is all about the level of trust between the employees and the firm's leadership. We have a great team here. This thumbs up from Great Place to Work® is one of many milestones on our continuing journey toward an outstanding employee experience, and we have no intentions to slow down. The certification is a great recognition that will support our efforts in recruitment and retention of our talented employees. This is critical for the firm to grow and achieve its purpose of creating a better life by unleashing the potential of our people, our clients, and our communities.” Ninety seven percent of our employees responded to the survey. This is a true testament to their experience with the firm and their desire to have their voices heard. The survey revealed that 85 percent of employees say that Barge Waggoner is a great place to work.

“We have made intentional steps toward creating a great culture at Barge Waggoner,” says Michele Herlein, Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President. “The people create the culture and it is defined by how things are done and every decision that is made. What is important is how people feel; how they are treated; and if they are able to use their talents, add value to the company; and make a difference. We are fortunate at Barge Waggoner to have a strategic focus on the employee experience and a leadership team that fully supports focusing on people first. We know the results will follow.”

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists. Follow Great Place to Work® online at http://www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

Savannah, Ga. – The Coastal Georgia Greenway, Inc., in partnership with The Georgia Conservancy, has recently completed a planning study that illustrates the greenway’s vision and seeks to guide future development.

The Coastal Georgia Greenway is part of the East Coast Greenway, a shared-use trail system which will one day link 25 major cities along the Eastern Seaboard between Calais, Maine, and Key West, Florida.

Through a collaborative regional vision, the planned 155-mile Coastal Georgia Greenway will make the beauty of coastal Georgia safely and easily accessible to pedestrians, cyclists, hikers and joggers, while helping to preserve the unique and beautiful Georgia coast, attracting visitors, providing recreation, and making local economies stronger.

Set in one of the most iconic portions of the greenway’s 155-mile route, the planning study focuses on the 1.5-mile greenway segment south of Darien and including Butler Island Plantation along U.S. Route 17 between the Darien River Bridge and Butler Island in Darien, Georgia. Conceptual plans and design strategies are offered as prototypes with solutions that can be applied to other greenway segments with similar features. The planning and design work was led by landscape architects from the Savannah office of JB+a, a Division of Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc.

While construction is yet unfunded, the conceptual plans and graphics serve to promote the vision and advocacy efforts of the Coastal Georgia Greenway and its partners. Funding was provided by a donor advised fund from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, as well as through a grant from Recreation Equipment, Inc.(REI).

Founded in 1967, the Georgia Conservancy’s mission is to protect and conserve Georgia’s natural resources through advocacy, engagement and collaboration. Learn more at www.georgiaconservancy.org.

 

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Nashville, Tenn. – The BWSC Community Fund has announced its spring 2017 Community Fund recipients, a release of $27,500 into area non-profits. Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., has given out more than $111,000 since 2014.

The recipient list includes Thompson Center Cancer Survival Center (Knoxville); H3 Ministries, Inc. (Chattanooga); Youth Encouragement Services (Nashville); Society of Women Engineers, Memphis Professional Section; Rebuilding Together Nashville; Alabama Kidney Foundation (Huntsville); The Dayton Regional STEM School (Kettering, Ohio); Middle Georgia State University Foundation (Macon); Walk Bike Nashville; University of Georgia Foundation - Benson Family Graduate Student Support Fund (Athens); East Tennessee Kidney Foundation (Knoxville); Margaret Maddox YMCA (Nashville).

About the BWSC Community Fund

The Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc. Community Fund was established by the employee body to assist in carrying out the company’s inherent spirit of giving back to the communities where they live and work. The Community Fund impacts organizations that are close to the hearts of employees, clients and business partners, and advance the interests of society in the areas of health and wellness, education, and workforce development.

Employees can contribute through a one-time contribution or through payroll deduction. The Community Fund is administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, an organization that offers personalized charitable solutions which keep costs low and effective.

Nashville, Tenn. – Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., recently named Brandy Trotter and John Brown its 2017 Dan Barge, Jr. Award of Merit recipient at the firm’s annual employee banquet.

Brandy Trotter directory2

The firm honors these employees that share the same passion and drive that elevates their communities, team, and themselves to make their surroundings better. Recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by the Board of Directors.

Trotter has been a Surveyor in the Land Resources group since 2015 and was nominated for the award for her outstanding performance with 3D Laser Scanning on the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Vertical Expansion Project. This physically and emotionally demanding project involved working through the night to keep patient disruption to a minimum and the use of fall protection harnesses and tethers while providing 3D scanning and layout services for elevator shaft construction.

The contractor’s assessment of Trotter’s performance was a factor in her selection for this award, “Every time Brandy walked on the job, she brought the attitude that you want to see in each individual on-site. There was never a time that I asked Brandy to do something that she didn’t immediately handle it. Throughout her time on-site, her knowledge as a surveyor was on display. Brandy was great to have on this project, and I believe she shows the qualities and knowhow worthy of this award.”

John Brown casual IMG 1317 directory

Brown joined the firm in 2005 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. His distinguished work as lead designer on the newest section of the Tennessee Riverwalk in Chattanooga was celebrated with this award. Brown is a Registered Landscape Architect in Tennessee and in three other states.

This award celebrates Brown’s achievements on the latest section of the Riverwalk opened in 2016, one of the most difficult and complicated projects undertaken by the firm. Brown overcame a myriad of project routing, land ownership, and funding challenges to keep the project moving forward.

Matt Stovall, Business Unit Director of Land Resources, added, “This award-winning project is a significant accomplishment and will allow us to successfully compete with national design firms. John’s dedicated performance, leadership, creativity, and positive attitude as a Barge Waggoner employee were major contributors to the success of the project.”

 

 

BillLockwood news

Nashville, Tenn. – Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., recently named Paul W. (Bill) Lockwood, ASLA, its 2017 Jack L. Wood Excellence in Service Award recipient at the firm’s annual employee banquet.

The Jack L. Wood Excellence in Service Award recognizes an employee who has over time provided superior service to our firm, displaying dedication and loyalty. The firm honors employees who share the same passion and drive that elevates their communities, team, and themselves to make their surroundings better. Recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by the Board of Directors.

Over his 40-year career with the firm, Lockwood has been involved in some of the most transformational projects in the region. He has served on numerous boards, non-profits, community action groups, and professional associations and was most recently presented with an Emeritus Certificate by the State of Tennessee for his eight years of service on the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners.

Nashville Land Resource Group Manager Charlie Smith adds, “Bill exhibits the qualities of our values. His honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness are what have made him so valuable to clients and the firm. He collaborates with everyone, he takes responsibility for our services and the success of our clients, and he has done it all with consistent kindness and humility every day. Bill’s consistent pursuit of our corporate purpose has led directly to the success of our Nashville Land Resources team in living out our vision—we are the team known for being selected when it matters most to our best clients.”

Lockwood’s service in the community includes the board of directors for The TMA Group, regional leader in customizing environmentally-friendly, multimodal transportation solutions, and the Nashville Civic Design Center. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for the former Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Civic Design Center. Lockwood’s professional memberships include the American Planning Association and American Society of Landscape Architects.

The University of Georgia graduate is a Registered Landscape Architect in Tennessee and in five other states.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 17:53

Garcia Elected Vice President

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Atlanta, Ga. – Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc., elected Philip Garcia, RA, NCARB, as Vice President at its 2016 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting in April.

Garcia, a native of Sterling Heights, Michigan, has 40 years of architectural design and project management experience across a varied array of project types and industries including international projects in the automotive, pharmaceutical, and life sciences sectors. He joined the firm in 2012.

He is a Licensed Architect in the State of Tennessee and six other states. Garcia is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and American Institute of Architects.

Tennessean Unhealthy Workers

Nashville, Tenn. – The company and its focus on improving employee wellness were featured on the front page of Monday’s Tennessean newspaper.

CEO Bob Higgins was interviewed about the company’s progress toward corporate-wide awareness on improving the lives of employees. Higgins’ interview accompanied a Nashville Chamber of Commerce study on recent trends in this area.

Surveyor Brad Thomas was also featured on his involvement with the office-sponsored boot camp.

 

Read more about Monday's top story.

Monday, 20 March 2017 21:03

In Memoriam of Jon E. Benson, ASLA

Jon Benson jBa Headshot

We mourn the passing of Jon Benson, a well-respected leader in his profession, founder of the landscape architecture firm jB+a, and, most recently, the Client Service Leader for the Atlanta office of Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc.

Jon was a dynamic leader among his peers. His genuine, caring, and passionate nature was deeply rooted in his planning and landscape architecture practice. His professional experience was diverse, his projects varied and his designs innovative. Nothing captured his passion for landscape architecture more than the ultimate fulfillment of observing people using the spaces that he designed in both expected and unexpected ways.

In 1999, downstairs in his basement office, Jon’s desire to start a planning and landscape architecture practice was born. He set out to surround himself with talented, creative design professionals that excelled at the highest level of client service. Jon made sure that each jB+a client received quality service and a more livable, maintainable and sustainable project long past his time. It was his foresight, toward the end of his life’s journey, to leave his company in caring, capable hands, with the ability to carry on these standards.

It was his career experiences and leadership that uniquely positioned jB+a for success, providing clients across the southeastern United States with responsive service and a lasting impact on the community’s he served. That spirit now lives on through the team at Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc.

Jon was the winner of an international design competition for the Wilmington 1898 Memorial. Other notable projects include: The National Rose Garden – Washington, DC; Atlanta University Streetscape – Atlanta, Georgia; Olympic Whitewater Venue – Ducktown, Tennessee; One Buckhead Loop – Atlanta, Georgia; Lithonia Lighting Corporate Headquarters – Conyers, Georgia; Dallas Downtown Streetscapes – Dallas, Georgia; Woodruff Library Plaza – Atlanta, Georgia.

Jon’s legacy to the profession and to the larger community will continue to be served through the Benson Family Graduate Student Support Fund. Donations may be sent in memory of Jon directly to Ms. Jennifer Messer at 285 S. Jackson Street, Athens GA. 30602 and are payable to the "UGA Foundation".

 

BillLockwood news

Nashville, Tenn. – Bill Lockwood, ASLA, was recently presented with an Emeritus Certificate by the State of Tennessee for his eight years of service on the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners.

Lockwood has over 40 years of experience as a landscape architect and is a registered Landscape Architect in Tennessee.

He serves on the board of directors for The TMA Group, regional leader in customizing environmentally-friendly, multimodal transportation solutions, and is a member of the American Planning Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Nashville Civic Design Center.

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