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Travure – Work Well

Travure is a mixed use development located in Germantown, TN developed by Gill Properties. Its objective is to provide office, retail and restaurant space within a walkable campus with outdoor gathering spaces to improve quality of life. During the planning process for the campus a courtyard space

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DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center

The Jimmy Naifeh Center is located at the Dyersburg State Community College Covington Campus. The 54,000 square foot expansion contained a learning resource center, student center and the Tipton County Public Library. The facility offers students access to a computer lab, performance area, café, recreation and physical

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Stratford Place – A Fresh Start

Built in the early 1900s, Stratford Place Apartments is an architectural gem in Midtown Memphis. After many decades of occupancy, the units and overall site had lost its luster – it was time for a change. Owned and managed by Makowsky Ringel Greenburg, LLC., a locally owned &

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Anna Hatten – Now a Licensed LA in Tennessee

Anna Hatten, PLA, LEED BD+C, is now a registered Landscape Architect in the state of Tennessee. She adds this Tennessee license to her base license in the state of Pennsylvania.  Anna joined the BPD team recently and has 10 years of similar design experience.  Her experience strengthens

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A New Year at BPD

With a new year in front of us, BPD is excited to see what projects await. It is also good to reflect on past projects; to appreciate things we have accomplished, to learn from those experiences, and to inspire us for the future. One such design effort

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Blair, a New Appointee to the TN A&E Board

Blair Parker, principal, has been appointed as the Landscape Architecture representative to the Tennessee A&E Board.

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BPD in the News!

BPD is both proud and honored to be the “Face of Landscape Architecture” in the 2016 edition of Memphis magazine’s annual ‘Faces and Places Issue’. Follow this link to find this issue and read more about BPD and the other featured participants this year! Click here to find out

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Crape Myrtles, No longer a “bullet-proof” Tree?

Throughout the summer, one plant seems to be a mainstay in the Mid-South landscape: the Crape Myrtle (Lagerstromia indica). They are available in countless colors – red, pink, white, and purples – shapes and sizes, but they are ubiquitous. They are revered for their summer color and

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Communicating with Sketches

As the year comes to a close, BPD is taking some time to clean-up, organize, and get ready to hit the ground running in 2015. A few sketches turned up during this process that inspired us to share a little about how we communicate throughout the design

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Infiltration Planter Sketches

 Infiltration Planters within the Right-of-Way BPD developed graphics to illustrate the functionality & benefits of infiltration planters, also known as green street planters, and how they can be implemented into urban streetscapes. Infiltration planters are landscaped spaces that capture & slow down stormwater runoff, allowing it to soak into the ground

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