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GIVE A WARM WELCOME TO FAITH SU

July 1, 2021

New to the Charlotte area, Faith Su recently joined the Bloc Design team in May. Originally from Pittsburgh, she attended college at Georgia Tech and earned her B.S. in Civil Engineering. After living in Atlanta for 8 years, she decided to chase her dreams in the heart of Queen City. She has taken part in many industrial projects throughout the solid waste field and brings her valuable skills to the team. We are looking forward to seeing her grow and apply her knowledge to the industry.

Faith has a huge heart for animals and enjoys volunteering at the local animal shelter. Her free time is spent listening to music, watching comedy shows, or hanging with her furry cat, Cutie. A day on the boat, skiing, or a hike in the mountains is also what she finds joy in.

Please congratulate her by visiting

her LinkedIn or email at faithsu@bloc-nc.com.

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MOST RECENT ADDITION AND SUMMER INTERN, ANNA EDWARDS

July 1, 2021

Bloc Design is excited to announce our most recent addition and summer intern, Anna. As an NC State grad student, she plans to earn her Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture in May of next year. Her work experience in garden centers sparked her passion for horticulture. She is hardworking, detail oriented, and driven to gain hands-on experience with our collaborative team. Her goal with this internship is to gain real world knowledge and make connections in the industry.

The areas of study she focuses in is stormwater management, conservation efforts, courtyards for education facilities, and planting plans.

Anna enjoys an active lifestyle and thus far, has ran 3 half marathons. In her spare time, you will find her reading fictions and murder mysteries.

Please congratulate her by visiting her LinkedIn or email at aedwards@bloc-nc.com.

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SWAN CREEK CAMPGROUND AND VINEYARDS MASTER PLAN IN PERMITTING

June 6, 2021

Located at the intersection of Cedar Forest Road and Pinnix Road in Rhonda, NC, this proposed 65-acre vineyard, campground and residential retreat is designed to amenitize the existing natural features of the property and enhance existing mountain views. Bloc Design provided master planning services for this project.

Numerous diagrammatic master plan options were created by the design team, illustrating various options for the vineyard and campground. The master plan consists of a residential retreat, working farm, vineyards, an equestrian center with trails, recreation spaces, a tasting room, and a maintenance facility. The design scope also covers a pond, retail and restaurants, a campground, mountain vistas, beautiful hiking trails, and internal circulation roads. Designed for a rural naturalistic getaway, the site will implement a unique oasis to the area, giving the community a sense of serenity and complementing existing vineyards in the surrounding area.

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IREDELL HEALTH CAMPUS COMPLETES PHASE 1 CONSTRUCTION 

June 3, 2021

Construction is now complete for Iredell Health's new medical facility in Mooresville, NC. Our firm provided landscape architecture services for the new world-class facility, which includes a beautiful entry plaza. We enjoyed collaborating with the project team while helping the client's visions come to life.

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TEAM BUILDING EVENT AT ESCAPE TACTIC

April 23, 2021

This week, our team enjoyed an interactive afternoon at Escape Tactic. We split up into two teams and were within seconds of beating each others escape time. It was a fun challenge, but we learned from one another and enjoyed the adrenaline. 

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CARMEL COUNTRY CLUB HAS GRAND OPENING

April 20, 2021

Bloc Design's Managing Partner Collin Brock and Assistant Project Manager Austin Coleman attended Carmel Country Club's Grand Opening event this week. The facility welcomed it's members with the reveal of the new and improved 22,000 square foot expansion. This site features a beautiful outdoor plaza that overlooks the golf course with multiple seating areas, an event lawn, firepits, and luscious landscaping. Bloc Design provided  civil engineering and landscape architecture services for the project.

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CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES AT THE COURTYARDS ON POPLAR TENT

April 4, 2021

Nestled against a large floodplain area and stream, this 70 acre site features 87 age targeted single family homes. Bloc Design provided master planning, rezoning, SITEOPS, civil engineering, and landscape architecture services for the project.

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JOIN US IN WELCOMING NEW SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

February 8, 2021

Stephanie Holland is a Senior Landscape Architect with eleven years of diverse professional experience, and is skilled in leading projects from inception through installation. Her project portfolio consists of a wide variety of projects including public parks, private residences, single family and multi-family residential, and mixed-use commercial. Her current role includes all aspects of collaborative design development, site design and programming, plan production, client coordination, and consultant management.​

To congratulate her, please visit her LinkedIn or email her at sholland@bloc-nc.com

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CUNNINGHAM OFFICE NOW COMPLETE

January 25, 2021

Construction is now complete for the new Cunningham Recreation headquarters office. Located in the LoSo area of Charlotte, the project scope included the removal of an existing office building and replacement with a 5,000 square foot office building featuring decorative paver areas along the front entrances. Landscape architecture and civil engineering services were provided by Bloc Design for this project. Rendering courtesy of Ossa Studio.

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THE TERRACES AT AUSTIN VILLAGE

January 14, 2020

Construction continues for the 98,000 square foot Senior Living facility and 7 Independent Living duplex cottages on a 9 acre site located in Stallings, NC. The site consisted of challenging topography and stormwater management, as well as required road improvements. Construction is expected to be completed towards the end of the year. Bloc Design provided master planning, landscape architecture and civil engineering services for this project. 

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BLOC DESIGN'S LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT TRAINS FOR OLYMPICS

January 5, 2021

This is what life looks like when Dan is not in the office. It is just a small behind the scenes for him outside of the design world. In his current training season while at Park City, Utah, he has accomplished 2 Silvers in 2 Races. He will have a couple more races in Lake Placid, New York, then he's off for the Olympic Trials. Way to go, Dan (but don't forget about that deadline on Friday... no pressure)!

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MEET BLOC DESIGN'S NEWEST CIVIL ENGINEER, MICHAEL AMBROSIO

July 1, 2021

Michael Ambrosio, our newest civil engineer, joined the team in May. In 2020, he earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from NC State and has quickly grasped onto the tips and tricks of the industry. His passion for engineering was sparked when he found an interest in math. Born and raised in Concord, his spare time consists of reading fiction books and novels, building computers, and gaming.

Please congratulate him by visiting his LinkedIn or email at mambrosio@bloc-nc.com.

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CHECK OUT OUR NEW CAREERS PAGE... WE'RE HIRING. 

June 23, 2021

Are you looking for a firm where you are highly valued and are a critical part of a team? Come be a part of a growing, dynamic civil engineering and landscape architecture firm in the Charlotte area. At Bloc Design, we are seeking individuals who are self-motivated and driven, eager to be a part of an exciting design firm and share our company values. Our firm is committed to providing an environment of collaboration, communication, and growth, and are searching for people with great attitudes, teachable, and are team players. 

Check out our updated careers page for more information here

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ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH UNDER CONSTRUCTION

June 1, 2021

Ascension Lutheran, a 2.5-acre site located on East Morehead Street, has added a new exposed timber building canopy including a parking lot expansion and new playground facilities to the existing Charlotte campus. Bloc Design provided civil engineering and landscape architecture services for the project, which included site design, engineering, permitting, construction administration, and coordination with Ossa Studio. Along with the new canopy, the project scope included associated hardscape design, courtyard design, foundation landscape renovation, and low voltage site lighting. Currently under construction, the new canopy design and the monumental rear entrance will create a social atmosphere for the congregation and community.

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CROSSRIDGE TOPPING OUT CEREMONY

May 12, 2021

Crossridge, a 120,000-square-foot office building, consists of 30,000-square-foot floorplates with a large rear plaza overlooking a decorative stormwater pond and future development, which includes retail, multifamily and hospitality uses. The 4-story building is expected to be ready for occupancy in late 2021. For more information on what all the new facility will have to offer, click here. 

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CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS AT IREDELL HEALTH

April 22, 2021

Landscape architecture services were provided by Bloc Design for the new Iredell Health Center in Mooresville, NC. At the face of this world-class facility is a meticulously designed entry plaza that fosters a welcoming experience for patients, visitors, and staff. Within a rhythmic blend of hardscape and landscape are respite nodes carved out for relaxation under some dappled shade, transitioning the entry experience into the facility. Construction is expected to be completed by Summer of 2021.

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TEMPLE ISRAEL CONSTRUCTION  COMPLETE

April 8, 2021

Designed to create a comfortable and aesthetic communal gathering space, the new plaza at Temple Israel incorporates an amphitheater and a series of open lawns. Lush plantings was integrated in the design for events and ceremonies. Bloc Design provided landscape architecture and civil engineering design services for this project.  

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MAYERLING PARK UNDER CONSTRUCTION

March 31, 2021

Civil engineering and landscape architecture services were provided by Bloc Design 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.

THE OSSA STUDIO PODCAST FEATURING COLLIN BROCK

February 1 , 2021

Check out our very own Collin Brock with Jack Ossa on Ossa Studio's The Power of Design Podcast. Collin digs into his journey in starting the firm, our firm's leadership approach, and the value we bring to clients within the design process. To listen to the full podcast, click here

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TRINITY CROSSING CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

January 20, 2021

Work continues for the 115 lot subdivision located in Kannapolis, NC. The project scope included civil engineering, coordination with the City of Kannapolis on the project’s public utilities, the overall schedule for engineering and permitting, and our standard QC process to ensure that the project documents were accurate and thorough. Phase 2 is now under way.

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NEW YEAR, NEW BLOC SWAG

January 8, 2020

Check out our new arrivals that just came in for the Bloc Swag. The team couldn't be more excited to have their winter apparel come just in time for the cold weather. If you ask the engineers, they can agree it's coming in pretty handy right about now for the site visits. Thanks to our in-house modeling team!