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Bloc Design Celebrates its Sixth Year of Business

December 12, 2017

Another great year in the books as we reached the half-dozen mark!  This year marked another year of a few new additions to the team, a new and much roomier office space (within walking distance of four good breweries!), picked up a few new awards, as well as opportunities to add a few new clients.


We cannot say enough how thankful we are to our dedicated team to helping us make this another successful year, and we truly appreciate our clients and partners as well.  Excited to see what another year unfolds. 

Bloc Design Ranks 22 of 50 at the Fast 50 Awards Banquet

December 07, 2017

Last Thursday, our team attended the Charlotte Business Journal Fast 50 Awards Banquet.  We were very proud to bring home the number 22 ranking.  Dinner was great and we had a fun time enjoying the evening and hearing some incredible success stories of other businesses and entrepreneurs and the economic contribution the 50 companies provided to the City of Charlotte.  Very humbled and thankful to be a small part of it. 

2017 Annual Paintball Networking Event

November 03, 2017

This annual tradition marks the 6th year of our Networking Paintball event. It was a great time spent with everyone who attended. We all left a little tired and sore but survived the day with some fun stories to share.

LifePointe Christian Church in Fort Mill, SC

November 01, 2017

The first phase of construction includes a new 400+ seat sanctuary, 20,000 square foot ministry space and office. Bloc Design provided initial SITEOPS master planning services to evaluate the optimization of the site at final build-out of the facility and associated parking.  We then provided design, engineering, and permitting for phase one.

Redstone Construction Continues

October 20, 2017

Construction continues to move forward for the commercial development located in Indian Land, SC at Highway 160 and Highway 521 near the Red Ventures campus. The project includes a new state of the art theater, as well as ample restaurant space and retail.

Barings Rooftop Terrace - 300 S Tryon St

October 16, 2017

Construction is nearly complete for the rooftop garden located in the new high rise tower at 300 S Tryon St in uptown Charlotte. Bloc Design provided landscape architectural services for the design and construction documents for the rooftop terrace which included custom raised planters, lush planting, elevated wooden platform, hand-crafted custom concrete pavers, lighting, and other custom details. The space has incredible views to BB&T Park, Romaire Bearden Park, and vantages towards South End. We look forward to seeing the final product in the coming weeks. 

Bloc Design Awarded Fast 50 - The 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Charlotte by The Charlotte Business Journal

October 01, 2017

We are excited to announce that Bloc Design was recently selected as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Charlotte region by the Charlotte Business Journal. We are humbled to be a part of this selective group of organizations, and thankful to all of our clients, partnerships, and staff for helping us achieve this recognition. It is an honor we are very proud to share. We look forward to continuing the momentum and progress, as well as continuing to provide our clients the high level of service and expertise they desire. 

Bloc Design Awarded USGBC Innovative Award

September 21, 2017

A few weeks ago, Bloc Design received an award from the North Carolina chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council for our Rooftop Therapy and Healing Garden located on the Long Term Acute Care facility in Pineville, NC. The award category was Innovative Design. We are very thankful and proud for the recognition for one of our firm's most special projects.

Sarah Fields - Administrative Assistant/ Marketing Coordinator

September 12, 2017

We are excited to introduce our newest member of the team, Sarah Fields. She joined our team in August as our Administrative Assistant/ Marketing Coordinator. Sarah has made an immediate impact since joining, putting her incredible talents of organization to work right out of the gate like she had been here for years! Sarah's background was a perfect fit as she worked in a similar capacity for large engineering firms, as well as providing client services and bookkeeping for a small local firm. 

CPCC Pease Auditorium Green Roof

July 05, 2017

Construction is nearly complete for the 8,000+ sf vegetated green roof located atop the Pease Auditorium on the CPCC main campus.  The improvements include a replacement roof, along with a modular tray system of sedum varieties, as well as the installation of lightweight aluminum sculpture provided by a local artist. 

Bloc Design Moves to New Office Space

June 20, 2017

After months of searching for a new office home and having run completely out of room at our former location due to our continued growth, we have finally found a new office home just down the road on South Tryon Street.

This past Thursday and Friday the staff rallied together to help our movers get packed up, unloaded and reassembled. The great part about having a phenomenal team is everyone jumps in and gets it done, whether it's moving an office or designing your project! Everyone was in great spirits despite the heat, and we greatly appreciated Kelly Walls with Anova Site Furnishings for treating the team to some celebratory and refreshing happy hour drinks at our new neighbor across the street, Lenny Boy Brewery.

Skylar Greer - New Summer Intern

June 01, 2017

This summer Bloc Design is pleased to have Skylar Greer join us as our first official intern. Skylar is a rising junior at UNC Charlotte, majoring in Civil Engineering. Energetic and eager to learn, her impact is already being noticed in the office. We are excited to have her join us, and hopefully we can impress her enough this summer to join us again next summer!

Crossridge Neighborhood Park

March 13, 2017

Construction is over halfway completed for the new eight acre neighborhood park located just north of uptown Charlotte. The site includes natural and paved trails, a large open activity lawn surrounded by existing wooded area, and a new 50' pedestrian bridge across a beautiful creek.  The park also includes a new pavilion structure for visitors, as well as playground amenities which are fabricated to appear hand crafted from natural materials.  Bloc Design provided the civil engineering and landscape architecture for the project. 

Andrew Polonus - Landscape Designer

March 06, 2017

Andrew joined the firm in March, having started his career in a large multi-disciplined firm in Charlotte.  A graduate of Penn State with a Bachelors in Landscape Architecture, Andrew also possesses dual minors in Urban Geography and Environmental Inquiry, as well as studied abroad in Bonn, Germany.  


His experience includes team support roles with site feasibility analysis, due dilligence, site design, master planning, and production on a variety of project types.


We are excited to get him plugged into the numerous projects we currently have, as well as what is in the pipeline.  


Among other interests, Andrew enjoys golf, snowboarding, outdoor recreational sports, and is a huge fan of Penn State football, Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies. 

Pam Ridge - Director of Finance

January 25, 2017

Joining the firm in early January, Pam serves as our new Director of Finance. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge of finance and accounting gained throughout her career. Pam's role will include all accounting and bookkeeping, as well as billing and accounts receivables.  


A native of Virginia, Pam moved to Charlotte 18 years ago, and earned her BS from Wingate University.  She enjoys traveling and loves pretty much anything outdoors, especially related to water, such as skiing, fly fishing, and scuba diving. Pam has two beautiful daughters who graduated from UNC and NC State. 

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