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WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY

It’s been over six weeks since the official change from Bloc Design to V3 Companies. Over the past few weeks as we are getting back into client meetings and events, the partners have been asked by a few people, “So what are you going to do now?” So being the planners that that we are, we decided to stay one step ahead of everyone anticipating this question just so we can answer with the cliché: “We’re Going to Disney World”…. with the partners actually going to Disney World. Collin enjoyed their trip with his wife and kids during their spring break, with Larry visiting a few weeks later with his family for their daughter’s competitive cheer national competition. Their team placed fifth nationally! Congratulations Hannah! 

Aside from that fun event, it’s been business as usual here at the Charlotte office. We’ve added two new employees and looking to add some more (announcement forthcoming). We have also been awarded a number of large projects that we look forward to sharing in the coming months, so be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. 

It has been a fantastic first few weeks as we have been warmly welcomed into the V3 family. We have enjoyed getting to know our other team members in the other markets, and have already had some great collaborations on pursuits and projects, as well as some discussions on how we can implement each others ideas. We are looking forward to sharing more in the coming months; be on the lookout for us at some future events. 

Also, check out our video here of our celebration on closing day. Our team and the leadership from Woodridge enjoyed a great evening at Stroke. 

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INTRODUCING ST. ANN'S MARIAN GARDEN

St. Ann's Marian Garden consists of a new garden on the St. Ann Catholic Church and School campus honoring the Virgin Mary. The scope of work consists of a plaza space framed by masonry retaining walls centered on Our Lady’s Shrine, softened by layers of landscaping. The plant palette was carefully crafted to focus on religiously significant plants, while also establishing foundation plants and allowing for seasonal interest. With a unique design approach, our team was able to create an amphitheater and preserved lawn space for use by the school. The central plaza is designed for daily quiet reflection and will also be used for ceremonies such as Mass. Design services include landscape architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, and construction administration. It is currently under construction. 

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BLOC DESIGN IS NOW V3 COMPANIES

Having just celebrated 10 successful years in business, Bloc Design is thrilled to launch their next chapter of growth as part of the V3 family. This new chapter launches V3’s services in the southeast and unites two companies with shared values and culture focused on delivering superior service to clients and rewarding careers for employees. 

V3 is a full service multi-disciplined firm headquartered in the Chicago region with offices in Ohio, Indiana, Canada, and Haiti, and now, North Carolina!

To learn more about how we are Stronger Together click here.

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BLOC'S NEW BUNDLE OF JOY - WELCOME SAMUEL

Last month, we are welcoming another sweet bundle of joy to the Bloc team. Welcome to the world, little Samuel.

Join us in congratulating Nic and his family!

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CROSSRIDGE CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING

Crossridge, a 120,000-square-foot office building, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony this month. The 4-story building is now ready for occupancy. The project includes a large rear plaza overlooking a decorative stormwater pond and future development, which includes retail, multifamily and hospitality uses. For more information on what all the new facility will have to offer, click here. 

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MAYERLING PARK NOW COMPLETE

Construction is now complete for Mayerling Park. Located on approximately 5 acres, the design was built in an existing residential neighborhood, giving easy accessibility for an active lifestyle. The park includes a shelter, walking trails, a basketball court, and a Berliner Custom design structure. The structure was nestled within an existing valley to provide additional privacy. Our team provided civil engineering and landscape architecture services for this project.

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CRESSWIND MEDICAL OFFICE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Progress is coming along for the Cresswind Medical Office located in Charlotte. The project consists of a commercial parcel containing two medical office buildings of 9,000 and 11,000 square feet. Stormwater was provided off-site in a master stormwater controls system. Our firm provided initial master planning, site design, civil engineering, and landscape architecture for this project. For more information on the project, click here

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10 YEARS OF
DAVID
KLAUSMAN

A decade of service.

It has been 10 years since David joined Bloc Design as our first team member. It sure has gone by fast, but we've had the pleasure of watching him grow and develop into the leader and mentor he is today. We appreciate his focus and dedication to the team and look forward to another 10 years. From all of us at Bloc Design, Congratulations David!

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LEAFSPRING CORNELIUS CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE

Leafspring School, a new daycare facility located off Statesville Road in Cornelius, celebrated their grand opening with construction now complete. Bloc Design provided rezoning, civil engineering and landscape architecture design services for this project. Aerials by Southside Constructors.

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MAYERLING PARK SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE

Construction is substantially complete for Mayerling Park. The park includes a shelter, walking trails, and a Berliner Custom design structure. The structure was nestled within an existing valley to provide additional privacy. A basketball court will be located near the structure at the time of the park's opening. Located on approximately 5 acres, the design was built in an existing residential neighborhood, giving easy accessibility for an active lifestyle. Civil engineering and landscape architecture services were provided by Bloc Design for this project.