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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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LID Design Competition

  BPD | CES 1st Round Submittal BPD | CES Final Presentation Boards    

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3D Modeling

Sometimes, a plan view graphic just doesn’t cut it when trying to convey an idea or design. As designers, we need to utilize additional tools to further develop and convey design intent to clients or contractors. One of the methods we use to accomplish this is 3D […]

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LID Competition Conclusion

  The Memphis-Shelby County Low Impact Development (LID) Design Competition came to a conclusion last week with presentations by the three finalist teams. We are proud to announce our team including Blair Parker Design (BPD) and Civil Engineering Solutions (CES) placed 2nd in a field of 11 […]

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