JENNIFER GROESBECK, NEW OFFICE COORDINATOR, JOINS THE TEAM
Jennifer joins the Charlotte team as our new Office Coordinator. Born and raised in South Carolina, she resided in Fort Mill most of her life until recently. Through her experience in support, she has learned to be a team player. She has a strong passion for volunteering, especially in the Veteran community. Last year, we partnered with local non-profit Veterans Bridge Home, which is an organization that her and her family volunteers with routinely. She is recently married to her husband, who is an Army Veteran. If she’s not volunteering, she’s outside taking a hike in the mountains, chasing waterfalls, or kayaking down the Catawba River with friends and family.
“I'm excited to join the V3 team to see what fun adventure we can take on.”
- Jennifer Groesbeck
THE LIFE OF DENNIS TERRY OUTSIDE
OF THE OFFICE
Driven by his competitive spirit and the desire to be on a winning team, Dennis Terry is not only one of the top Landscape Architects in the industry, but was also a successful NASCAR pit crew team member for 18 years. To find out more, click below:
CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS FOR HIDDEN LAKES
Check out the current status for True Homes' subdivision, Hidden Lakes, located in Statesville, NC. Our firm was engaged by the client to help take over the project from a previous consultant. Leveraging our expertise and exploring various options using SITEOPS, our firm was able to modify the site plan to help save over a million dollars in earthwork and site costs, resulting in approval during the first round of reviews. Currently, all temporary sediment basins have been removed, leaving only the two permanent basins. The next steps will be the completion of rough grading on Phase 8 and finalizing the site utilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INTRODUCING OUR LATEST ENGINEER HIRE, CALEB CARPENTER
Born in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Caleb started his life in a military family. He earned his degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Structural from NC State as EIT certified. His interest in civil engineering stemmed from the structural designs and inspections his father did for areas in Alamance County, the beach, and the mountains. Often, he participates in Spartan races, enjoys playing basketball, and serves with his Church as a high school group leader.
“The work environment Is better than any other places I’ve worked before with people that laugh everyday and invite each other to lunch. That community environment is something that is rare.”
- Caleb Carpenter, PE
GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATIONS IN
With several groundbreakings over the last few months, we are excited to see dirt moving. Construction is starting for both the mixed-use urban development located in NoDa and the United Methodist church in Davidson. Be sure to stay tuned for more progress in the coming months.
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.
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:
10 YEARS OF
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!
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.
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.