Clark Patterson Lee | Blog http://clarkpattersonlee.com/ Clark Patterson Lee Blog en Copyright 2021 2021-06-15T00:01:41-04:00 <![CDATA[BROADCAST: CPL Profiles — Architect, Rachel Nilson]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/broadcast-cpl-profiles-architect-rachel-nilson https://cplteam.com/blog/broadcast-cpl-profiles-architect-rachel-nilson

At her core, Architect, Rachel Nilson, AIA, yearns to cultivate community through quality design. Get to know Rachel and discover how journeys across the United States and beyond helped fuel her desire to build trusted partnerships that yield impactful community spaces.

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2021-06-10T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: Flexible Design for Hospitals of the Future — Today]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/buzz-flexible-design-for-hospitals-of-the-future-today https://cplteam.com/blog/buzz-flexible-design-for-hospitals-of-the-future-today The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented stress on healthcare systems and changed healthcare design forever. While we continue to see the consolidation of health systems nationally, the pandemic accentuated the need for flexible and accessible healthcare and a holistic approach to bed management.

CPL Healthcare Practice Leader, Tim Knapp, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is sharing his take on how the challenges faced by hospitals today provide a roadmap for developing the so-called hospital of the future, and how health systems can be prepared for when — not if — the next pandemic occurs.

Click to read the full article featured in Healthcare Facilities Today >

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2021-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: Dynamic Classrooms — Incubators for Innovation]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/blog-dynamic-classrooms-that-serve-as-incubators-for-innovation https://cplteam.com/blog/blog-dynamic-classrooms-that-serve-as-incubators-for-innovation

What's the formula behind a successful STEAM classroom?

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) classrooms provide a laboratory-type environment where students are empowered to uncover their passions and develop comprehensive skill sets through hands-on learning.

Check out this 360 degree interior scan and use your mouse to walk around a state-of-the-art STEAM classroom. While you're there, discover our top influential design elements, which allow these incubators for innovation to flourish.



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2021-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: Bridgewater College, Kline Campus Center Renovation]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/buzz-bridgewater-college-kline-campus-center-renovation https://cplteam.com/blog/buzz-bridgewater-college-kline-campus-center-renovation CPL assisted Bridgewater College in creating a welcoming and collaborative space for its outdated Student Center.

Check out the full project feature on SchoolDesigns.com >

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2021-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: FirstHealth Breaks Ground on New Cancer Center]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/bulletin-firsthealth-breaks-ground-on-new-cancer-center https://cplteam.com/blog/bulletin-firsthealth-breaks-ground-on-new-cancer-center


PINEHURST, NC — A new cancer center in Moore County is officially under construction after FirstHealth of the Carolinas broke ground on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The four-story, 120,000 sq. ft. facility is expected to open to patients in early 2023, on the campus of Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

"This project is a real gamechanger for the Sandhills region," said CPL Architect and Project Manager, Robin Washco, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP. "From day one, our goal was to design a facility that could ultimately serve as a hub of state-of-the-art cancer care, from early diagnosis to quality treatment. The groundbreaking marks a huge milestone for FirstHealth and I'm excited to see our team's design come to fruition."


Exterior rendering of FirstHealth Cancer Center

As an independent healthcare system, FirstHealth of the Carolinas serves 15-counties in central North Carolina. While the region’s population has grown, so too has the cancer rate.

Once completed, the new facility will bring together all of FirstHealth's outpatient cancer treatments and support services to a single location. It will also house palliative care services, research and clinical trials, navigation and support services for patients and caregivers, nutrition services and a dedicated wellness center.


Interior rendering of Chemotherapy Infusion space at the FirstHealth Cancer Center

With an emphasis on enhanced collaboration, the CPL design team utilized an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach alongside design-build partner, Brasfield & Gorrie, who is serving as the project's General Contractor. Construction is expected to continue through late 2022.

"Our entire team is incredibly proud of this project and we look forward to seeing this all-encompassing facility become a beacon of healing and hope for patients in Moore County and beyond," added Washco.

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2021-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: Energy-Saving Facts About EPC's]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/blog-energy-saving-facts-about-epcs https://cplteam.com/blog/blog-energy-saving-facts-about-epcs True design is so much more than appearance or structural integrity; it’s total performance.


This means maximizing efficiency, renewing energy systems, and creating sustainable, beautiful assets for your district and community. Pair this with long-term energy savings and you’ve got the ideal situation that many of CPL’s K-12 clients enjoy today.

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is often used as a vehicle to help school districts use utility and operations savings to pay for the cost of energy efficiency improvements in their buildings. Instead of one-to-one replacements, the key is to use a whole-building approach to identify solutions that will ensure all system improvements are in sync and client-centric.

Determining whether an EPC is the best project approach can certainly be cumbersome. As a best practice, it is important to know and remember the following:

1) All EPC’s are NOT created equally.

Each building has its own unique operating characteristics, including energy usage, energy sources, and energy rates. Buyer beware of EPC’s that appear to be “cookie cutter” and do not effectively address your long-term facility needs.

2) Your school buildings have multiple systems that need to “speak” to each other.

It is imperative that your EPC accounts for the critical communication links provided through your building controls to optimize all systems and equipment operations. Often, EPC’s become too focused on short-term payback and end up reducing the functionality of your systems.

3) The quality of your equipment is paramount.

Cheap equipment might provide a “quicker” payback, but it will almost certainly break down and require more money to repair much sooner than desired.

4) Correlation does not equal causation when it comes to EPC’s and indoor air quality.

EPC’s do not directly improve indoor air quality. In fact, they can actually reduce ventilation to generate energy savings. An engineered system approach is required to improve your building’s indoor air quality, while still limiting the energy impact.


CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CPL'S EPC SERVICE OFFERING >

CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CPL'S K-12 SERVICES >

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2021-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: The 2020 Recognition Awards by the Rochester Engineering Society]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/buzz-the-2020-recognition-awards-by-the-rochester-engineering-society https://cplteam.com/blog/buzz-the-2020-recognition-awards-by-the-rochester-engineering-society The Rochester Engineering Society (RES) honored 12 local leaders in their field at their Annual Meeting held on May 26th, 2021. CPL Chairman, Dan Duprey, P.E., and Sr. Transportation Engineer, Dave Hastings, P.E., were among the recipients of the RES' 2020 Recognition awards.


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2021-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: Designs with Public Safety in Mind]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/blog-designs-with-public-safety-in-mind https://cplteam.com/blog/blog-designs-with-public-safety-in-mind New modern fire station was designed to support the Town of Batavia and their first responders for many years to come.


Located on Stringham Drive, the Town of Batavia’s Fire Station 2 is a beautiful, modern firehouse serving as the Batavia Fire Department’s outpost on the East side of their district. The new 10,375 sq. ft. facility replaces a much smaller building that the town firefighters previously used.

Enhanced facility operation was a main driver for the project team, which consisted of CPL serving as the Architect of Record, Thompson Builds, Inc as the General Contractor, and David Ciurzynski Consulting, LLC as the Fire Station Consultant.


"In working closely with the Batavia Fire Department, we knew they were very eager to expand their in-house functions,” said CPL Architect, Steve Pyrkosz, AIA. “I’m glad our team was able to collaboratively produce creative solutions that got them into a much larger home, despite up-front budgetary constraints.”

The team approached the project with a design-build mindset, which allowed for the strategic rethinking of using specific building materials to achieve budgetary goals.


“Early in the design process, we decided to change the construction type from a masonry load-bearing system to a conventional frame with insulated metal wall and roof panels,” explained Pyrkosz.“ This allowed for the building envelope to be erected, which meant work could continue in the interior and on the exterior simultaneously”—a tactful solution that helped accelerate the schedule and reduce overall costs.

The final design features two drive-through apparatus bays for storing vehicles and equipment. There are also several built-in training elements including designated areas for confined space extraction training and ladder evolution training.


The station’s living quarters contains four bunk areas as well as a large, open day room complete with multiple zones for cooking, dining, playing games and promoting a calm sense of community for the department.

“It is so important for fire station living areas to be designed in such a way that allows firefighters to relax and decompress from their highly stressful and dangerous moments on the job,” added Pyrkosz.


The ability to outfit the Town of Batavia with a new, top-notch fire station that fosters real-time training and quality building design was a testament to a well-executed project approach. Together, the team identified solutions for lower unit costs, an accelerated construction schedule and enhanced innovation to ensure the new facility would be a true extension of the community.

The result? A modern fire station that enables staff to train, perform at their peak, and get emergency responders to the scene as quickly as possible.

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2021-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: Healthy Materials in Mind]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/blog-healthy-materials-in-mind https://cplteam.com/blog/blog-healthy-materials-in-mind Cost, quality, maintenance, style and color have long been important factors that are considered when selecting materials for an interior environment. As society becomes more health conscious and research on hazardous building materials continues to be well-documented, the consideration of selecting ‘healthy’ materials has quickly become one of the most important factors to examine.

Designers are predisposed to steer clients away from selecting materials that contain harmful chemicals such as asbestos, PCBs and formaldehyde. Instead, the urge to choose products that support innovation in green chemistry and advance companies towards sustainability goals is ever-present.

Similarly, manufacturers are inclined to reduce the negative effects that their products have on human health by inviting rigorous testing on their materials and shifting towards production transparency. These efforts have resulted in the removal of the “worst in class” materials, chemicals and elements that are known to pose serious risks to human health – often referred to as The Red List.

Fortunately, there are many standards and procedures in place to help manufacturers, designers and business owners easily make smart material selections.




LEARN MORE ABOUT

+ CPL's Interior Design Services

+ The International Living Future Institute (ILFI)

+ An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

+ The UL GREENGUARD Certification Program

+ The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC)


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2021-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: Some call them ‘school gyms’ – we call them ‘catalysts for community pride and athletic excellence’]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/blog-some-call-them-school-gyms-we-call-them-catalysts-for-community-pride-and-athletic-excellence https://cplteam.com/blog/blog-some-call-them-school-gyms-we-call-them-catalysts-for-community-pride-and-athletic-excellence Igniting student performance extends far beyond classrooms. The spaces that build character, develop athletes, and instill community pride are equally as important to ensuring students reach their full potential.


From basketball and volleyball games to assemblies and dances, a school gymnasium requires extreme flexibility to meet the needs of its district. But perhaps the greatest responsibility these spaces have is to serve as an extension of pride for its students, faculty, and community at large.

When CPL designs these facilitators of pride and athletic excellence, we take a wholistic, community-minded approach. We make sure these environments maximize flexibility, elicit positive, emotional responses, and impart dignity for all those who encounter them.

“Our school gymnasium designs are incredibly intentional,” said CPL K-12 Principal, Chris Colby, AIA, LEED AP. “There’s no such thing as a detail that’s too small for us to consider. Our number one goal is to make sure these environments are branded, functional assets that evoke intense levels of school spirit for the entire community to enjoy.”

Maximizing Flexibility

How many purposes can one space have? A well-designed school gymnasium must be able to adapt quickly, anticipate the unexpected, and offer flexibility that accommodates a wide range of changing needs. Plays, trade shows, blood drives, meet ups for local boy/girl scouts; we imagine every possible scenario to make sure these spaces become true hubs that encourage community activity.

The gymnasium at the Rochester City School District’s School No. 50 can quickly transform into a performance theater or a cafeteria space.

Eliciting an Emotional Response

Have you ever been to a Chicago Bulls basketball game? The team’s introduction to the court is bound to charge up the crowd and knock their socks off. The lighting, acoustics and energy in the room creates an emotional experience for everyone who’s in attendance. We strive to generate a similar level of electricity and excitement in the school gymnasiums we design. These environments should invigorate you as soon as you walk in.

The Southwestern Central School District’s High School gymnasium boasts a state-of-the-art sound system and dimmable LED lighting, both of which add high levels of excitement and dramatization during varsity athletic games.

Instilling Pride

Why does pride in a school matter? When students take pride in their school, there is less vandalism, less absenteeism, and more interest in staying on a path to success. We take pride in schools and their gymnasiums very seriously by focusing on small design details that yield powerful impacts. One example of this is the intentional placement of school logos, especially in large, outward facing windows in high traffic areas like bus loops or outdoor fields.


The Newburgh City School District’s High School gymnasium will feature a large, Golden Eagle on its corner window, which faces the school’s bus loop. An image of the mascot will also be placed on the opposite side of the facility, where it will be seen by anyone on the school’s soccer and/or baseball fields.


LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR K-12 SERVICES >

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2021-05-25T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: The Great Indoors]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/blog-the-great-indoors https://cplteam.com/blog/blog-the-great-indoors Intentional design concepts can offer immense benefits to facility owners who are interested in prioritizing people's needs and advancing human health in an interior setting. Environments that put people first and place an emphasis on physical, mental and emotional well-being can positively impact an individual's mood, performance and above all, health.

> Click here for the 8 ways you can advance human health through intentional interior design.

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2021-05-10T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: Suwanee Town Center on Main Moves Closer to Construction]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/bulletin-suwanee-town-center-on-main-moves-closer-to-construction https://cplteam.com/blog/bulletin-suwanee-town-center-on-main-moves-closer-to-construction Contact: Helen Norman
Marketing Coordinator
CPL
678.318.1247

SUWANEE, GA — After a strong community push and unanimous City Council vote for a new community park in 2016, the City of Suwanee is moving closer to the construction of Town Center on Main – a dynamic sister park to their beloved Town Center Park. Backed by a need to expand City parks and trails, the project is set to promote community recreation and create critical connections to an existing City trails network.

Having successfully designed the Town Center Park, CPL was once again selected by the City to provide planning, design, and construction documentation for the new 25-acre park located in the heart of downtown Suwanee. Leading the multi-disciplined project team is CPL Principal, Kevin McOmber, P.E., and Project Manager, Brian Miller, P.E., SE.

The park, affectionately named for its location and logical extension of Town Center, will feature a variety of custom amenities including extra-wide sidewalks, two water fixtures, sand volleyball courts, a children’s playground, and an elevated, park-spanning pedestrian bridge. At roughly 900 feet long, 20 feet high and up to 20 feet wide, this iconic, multi-use bridge will help characterize the park with its architectural appeal and one-of-a-kind views.

Once completed, Town Center on Main will also resolve a longtime road safety issue by providing a safer, less congested re-alignment and extension through the park to an existing traffic signal.

The project’s construction documents are currently at 75% and will be completed by Fall of 2021, with expected construction to begin at that time.

CPL Landscape Architect, Bryon McCarley, RLA, summarized, “Suwanee Town Center on Main is truly a project of a lifetime. It is an opportunity to create an iconic, pedestrian-friendly destination park in the heart of Suwanee.”


About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 19 cities across five states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2021-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BLOG: The “Trendsetters” of Park Design]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/blog-the-trendsetters-of-park-design https://cplteam.com/blog/blog-the-trendsetters-of-park-design Parks are for People

People view parks as an extension of their home — a place to socialize and participate in activities they cannot otherwise enjoy in their own living space. Population demographics, interests, lifestyles, and even pets are among several key drivers that are influencing park design trends today.

Changing Demographics

Current population demographics are vastly different from those of previous generations. For starters, people today are opting to marry later in life and have fewer children. There has also been a steady increase in the number of single adults, single-parent families, and families with no children.

As a result, the demand for the more traditional programs, activities, and competitive sports provided by local parks and recreation departments has significantly declined. Instead, the demographic change has yielded a greater push for parks to include a variety of trail options to support individual recreation as well as more open greenspace, and fields for socializing and free play.


Rendering concept for the Chamblee Mobility Hub in Chamblee, GA features walking trails and greenspace to support a variety of recreation needs.

A Sign of the Times

Generational factors have also influenced park design. For instance, sports like golf are often viewed as frustrating, time consuming, and expensive by Millennials and Generation Z. And as the large Baby Boomers continue to retire, they have turned towards less-taxing, leisure activities like walking, bird watching, and fishing.

The changing interests of each generation have caused parks to pivot and provide ample space for less vigorous activities via the inclusion of walking trails, picnic sites, space for lawn games like cornhole, and even Pickleball courts.


Suwanee city officials play a game of cornhole at Station Park in Suwanee, GA.

All-Inclusive

When it comes to ensuring inclusivity for all ages and abilities, trends like variable walking surfaces and ease of access are just a few design choices often applied in today’s park designs. Adaptive, “inclusive playgrounds” are also trending for children of all ages. These playgrounds are designed to encourage children with and without special needs to play together in a safe and all-embracing environment.

Made in the Shade

Shade is necessary, but not always available naturally, especially in urban parks and parks with little or no natural tree canopy. To address this, designers must utilize a variety of man-made options to creatively provide protection from the sun. In addition to robust tree planting where possible, incorporating linear green space and trail corridors can help provide shaded connections to parks and trail networks. Strategic night lighting has also become more popular to encourage patronage after dark when parks are cooler.


Large tree coverings provide sun relief for people visiting The Wall That Heals Vietnam Memorial Park in Johns Creek, GA.

Technology Integration

As society continues to embrace modern technology and businesses continue to support a remote workforce, access to technology outside of the home is considered a necessity by most. Outdoor charging stations, workstations, Wi-Fi, and auto charging stations are now being incorporated into many park designs. Additionally, rising safety concerns have prompted greater use of video surveillance in parks; and since solar-powered chargers and cameras do not need access to a power source, these features are being incorporated virtually anywhere there is sunlight.

New Best Friends

Since pet adoptions rose significantly during the pandemic, this craze has fueled a greater demand for open greenspace and dog parks. Especially in urban settings where greenspace is a premium, a dog park may be the closest thing to a lawn that people and their pets can experience together.

Dog parks are evolving, too. As a trendy outdoor social gathering place, many of the newer dog parks include adjacent bars, restaurants, music venues, and restrooms so that patrons can socialize and stay longer.


The pet-friendly Suwanee Town Center Park in Suwanee, GA has terraced lawn seating and is adjacent to retail shops and restaurants.

Parks are for people, but it is people that drive the design. Designs for active, passive, and hybrid parks have always been influenced by the interests, lifestyles, and needs of humans. Although trends will come and go, these influences will remain constant. Designers, planners, and parks and recreation departments should examine, embrace, and apply ever-evolving societal trends to develop innovative, usable, and enjoyable parks for the public.

What will tomorrow’s generation design?

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2021-05-17T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BROADCAST: Growth and Opportunity take Center Stage in CPL's Vision 2025]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/broadcast-growth-and-opportunity-take-center-stage-in-cpls-vision-2025 https://cplteam.com/blog/broadcast-growth-and-opportunity-take-center-stage-in-cpls-vision-2025

As a firm, we see a bright future filled with great possibilities and even greater opportunity for our people and our clients.



During the long months of the pandemic in 2020, many of us at CPL spent time reflecting on our future. We engaged in leadership workshops; conducted meetings with our clients and community partners; and collaborated with team members to bring focus to where we’re going as an organization. We also renewed our commitment to the beliefs and values that served us well for the past 45 years. The result is CPL’s Vision 2025, a declaration that we intend to actively shape our future by keeping what we love about CPL, while setting a course for new opportunities. We are excited to share this Vision with our clients and the communities that we serve.

Growth, opportunity and community emerged as themes deeply embedded in our Vision. In fact, growth and opportunity are linked in a continuous and purposeful loop. By expanding our footprint; adding service lines; and enhancing our workflows, we will perpetually raise the bar on quality, innovation and value for clients. Simultaneously, growth brings greater opportunity for our people to flourish as professionals and members of their community.

Vision 2025 also recognizes that our plans for expansion will require an organizational structure that can scale and grow with us. Therefore, we have developed ‘a network of teams’ approach to leadership. This minimizes silos while strengthening connectivity and allows us to launch agile teams that are tailor-made for each project. In this new framework, I will remain as CEO and will have direct oversight on matters that involve our Vision, strategy, and growth - both organically and through acquisition.

Another important leadership announcement is the elevation of Richard B. Henry, III, P.E. to the role of President. Rick now oversees an integrated web of five core practice areas including: Healthcare; Higher Education; K-12 Education; Municipal; and Transportation. As President, Rick will provide connectivity across teams and geographies, and will ensure we can focus on our clients in a seamless way.

From a governance perspective, we have added two Board of Director seats for a total of seven (7) members. We also have two board observer seats. Daniel D. Duprey, Jr., P.E. is now Chairman of the Board and Timothy S. Knapp, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP is our Vice-Chair.

Shaping our future also involves targeted investment in technology. Our clients see the value in being able to visualize a project or gather insight into public sentiment via new technologies. We will continue to introduce tools that deepen the personal connections with our clients that are so critical to our work.

A changing future does not mean we lose the very best parts of our culture. We strive to be an inclusive organization where everyone plays to their strengths. Our B.I.D. (Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity) for Unity Committee is supporting our efforts in this regard. Likewise, our continued commitment to intentional design thinking, in all of our practice areas, will ensure we stay focused on our craft.

I can’t say enough about the dedication and hard work put forth by our team members throughout the past 18 months. They have shown resilience in the face of unprecedented uncertainty and continue to demonstrate innovation in how projects are designed and delivered. Perhaps most importantly, our team has shown grace and patience as we accommodate recurring school disruptions; healthcare concerns; long days that blur the line between work and home; plus, the underlying stressors brought on by the pandemic.

I am heartened to see that our commitment to our clients, our communities and to each other is still strong. It is this grounding sense of community that underpins everything at CPL and is the foundation for our Vision 2025.

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2021-04-30T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Team Member in Binghamton]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-team-member-in-binghamton https://cplteam.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-team-member-in-binghamton Contact: Michelle Draghi
Marketing Manager
CPL
585.402.7549

Binghamton, N.Y. — CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 45 years, is pleased to welcome Denise Getchell to its marketing team in Binghamton, NY.

In her new role as Marketing Coordinator, Getchell will support marketing and business development efforts for the firm’s municipal practice team. She brings extensive experience developing custom responses to Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Request for Qualifications (RFQs) for a wide range of project types. She also has a passion for creative writing and design, and is well versed in using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of programs.

Prior to joining CPL, Getchell served as Marketing Coordinator at Delta Engineers, Architects & Surveyors. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Binghamton University and an Associate of Applied Science degree in graphic design from Sullivan County Community College.


About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 19 cities across five states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2021-04-20T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Team Member in Poughkeepsie]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-team-member-in-poughkeepsie https://cplteam.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-team-member-in-poughkeepsie Contact: Michelle Draghi
Marketing Manager
CPL
585.402.7549

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. — CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 45 years, is pleased to welcome Wilson Suzuki to its civil engineering team in Poughkeepsie, NY.

As a Civil Design Engineer, Suzuki will perform a number of tasks including: the planning and design of small and large sized projects; data collection and analysis; preparation of maps and plans; stormwater management; grading; and erosion control associated with civil and municipal infrastructure projects. He brings ample experience overseeing a variety of construction projects and building cohesive teams focused on achieving project goals.

Suzuki’s respected leadership and communication skills can be attributed to his role as Operations Officer for the United States Army Engineer Corps. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds several certifications including the Global Combat Support System-Army (SAP) Maintenance Manager (40 hours) certification, the State of Alaska Water and Wastewater Treatment Provisional Level certification, and the United States Secret Security Clearance.

Outside the office, Suzuki is a steadfast volunteer having worked as a Ranger at Philmont South Ranch, guiding Boy Scout Troops on backpacking trips in Northern New Mexico, and volunteering over 500 hours with the West Point Scoutmaster’s Council.


About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 19 cities across five states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2021-04-15T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Team Member in Charlotte]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-team-member-in-charlotte https://cplteam.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-team-member-in-charlotte Contact: Michelle Draghi
Marketing Manager
CPL
585.402.7549

Charlotte, N.C. — CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 45 years, is pleased to welcome Jorge Cruz to its architectural team in Charlotte, NC.

Cruz will serve as Architectural Designer, responsible for providing architectural design and production support for a variety of project types throughout the schematic, design development and construction document phases. He brings knowledge and experience designing structures in the hospitality, retail, residential and community sectors.

Prior to joining CPL, Cruz served as Project Lead for 505Design.He has a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture, both from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 19 cities across five states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2021-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Team Member in Buffalo]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-team-member-in-buffalo-1 https://cplteam.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-team-member-in-buffalo-1 Contact: Michelle Draghi
Marketing Manager
CPL
585.402.7549

Buffalo, N.Y. — CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 45 years, is pleased to welcome Anthony Baric, EIT to its civil engineering team in Buffalo, NY.

In his new role as Construction Inspector, Baric will support the civil engineering team on a variety of project types including roadway, public water main, sanitary sewer and storm sewer projects. An organized, self-starter, he brings expertise in programs like AutoCAD, Civil3D, Revit and ArcGIS.

Prior to joining CPL, Baric served as Construction Inspector for Sullivan County and the New York State Department of Transportation. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in civil engineering from the University of Windsor and is a certified Engineer in Training (EIT).


About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 19 cities across five states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2021-04-08T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BULLETIN: CPL Welcomes New Team Members in Albany]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-team-members-in-albany https://cplteam.com/blog/bulletin-cpl-welcomes-new-team-members-in-albany Contact: Michelle Draghi
Marketing Manager
CPL
585.402.7549

Albany, N.Y. — CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 45 years, is pleased to welcome Wai Kit Chan, EIT and Benjamin Wolfe, P.E. to its growing team in Albany, NY.

Chan joins the structural engineering team as a Structural Designer. Passionate about problem-solving and developing sustainable, structural solutions, he brings extensive project experience in bridge inspection, water/wastewater facilities, utility structures, monorail crane systems, transportation structures and facility condition assessments.

Prior to joining CPL, Chan served as Structural Engineer at CDM Smith, Inc. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering with a structural emphasis from the University of Michigan and an Associates of Applied Science degree in engineering science from Hudson Community College. Additionally, Chat has also completed the NASSCO Pipeline, Manhole, and Lateral Assessment Certification programs (MACP, MACP, LACP), and is a certified Engineer in Training (EIT).

In his new role, Wolfe will serve as Senior Highway Engineer, responsible for planning and overseeing transportation engineering services including design plans for new and rehabilitated transportation systems. With more than 16 years of experience working on traffic and transportation projects throughout New York State, he has deep expertise in facilitating all phases of traffic impact studies as well transportation planning studies. He also brings extensive experience developing plans for Work Zone Traffic Control, varying between simple lane closures to complex phasing and staffing schemes for various high-profile projects.

Wolfe previously served as Senior Engineer at Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and holds professional engineering licensure in the state of New York.


About CPL
Founded in 1975, CPL is a 450-person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering and planning firm offering inspiring design services and enriching communities in 19 cities across five states. CPL specializes in the Healthcare, Transportation, Municipal and Academic sectors – providing architectural, interior design, civil engineering, buildings and structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and 3D/virtual design services to a host of public and private clients. Visit www.CPLteam.com to learn more.

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2021-04-12T00:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[BUZZ: ENR 2021 Top 500 Design Firms]]> https://cplteam.com/blog/buzz-enr-2021-top-500-design-firms https://cplteam.com/blog/buzz-enr-2021-top-500-design-firms CPL is honored to have made Engineering News Record's list of Top 500 Design Firms again, up six spots from last year's rankings. Companies are ranked according to revenue for design services performed in 2020.

Click here to see the full list of rankings >

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