GS&P’s Blair Perry Elected to Alabama Section of ITE Board of Directors
Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that Blair Perry, P.E., Alabama state transportation leader, has been elected to the Alabama Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (ALSITE) Board of Directors. Perry will serve as the Section’s secretary and treasurer, supporting the organization’s mission of improving the quality of transportation systems across the state of Alabama as well as providing professional development opportunities for transportation engineers.
Engineering Georgia Names Annie Blissit Among 100 Influential Women to Know
Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that Annie Blissit, P.E., ENV SP, water resources engineer, was included in Engineering Georgia’s inaugural list of 100 Influential Women to Know. This list honors women of character, integrity and purpose who influence the design, growth and success of communities, businesses and projects, as well as mentor and volunteer their time and help create Georgia’s built environment. Blissit was profiled in the January/February issue of the magazine.
GS&P’s Srinivas Jalla to Discuss Innovative On-Call Delivery Model for Public Utilities
Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that Senior Vice President Srinivas Jalla, P.E., PMP, co-authored Building an Effective On-Call Delivery Model to Improve Equipment Availability, a manuscript that provides a template for municipalities to build an adaptable on-call delivery model. Alongside co-author Richard Schoeck, P.E., PMP, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources, Jalla will discuss the manuscript at the Water Environment Federation’s Utility Management Conference on Feb. 21 in San Antonio. The presentation will highlight the role GS&P played in developing and implementing an innovative on-call delivery model to meet Gwinnett County’s maintenance and rehabilitation needs.
GS&P Completes Expansion and Renovation at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
Gresham, Smith and Partners announces the completion of an extensive renovation at HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, aimed at better serving the hospital’s women and children patients. GS&P’s design includes more than 60,000 square feet of renovated space and a 20,000-square-foot expansion, including a dedicated entrance and lobby, additional Labor and Delivery rooms (L&D) and a state-of-the-art Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The consolidation of the NICU, relocation of postpartum rooms, conversion of the 4th floor into gynecology and new L&D rooms provide the additional capacity and operational efficiency needed to serve the community.
GS&P to Provide Planning Services for North Carolina Community
Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that the firm has been selected by Union County to provide engineering and planning services for two projects in Union County, N.C. The firm will develop an area plan for Union County and the town of Indian Trail. Additionally, GS&P will conduct a corridor study in the town of Marshville. Both projects support Union County’s goals of improving multimodal accommodations while enhancing economic development.
GS&P-Led Improvements at Tampa International Airport Get Passengers on Their Way
Gresham, Smith and Partners announces the completion of the new Rental Car Center and SkyConnect Automated People Mover (APM) at Tampa International Airport (TPA), a cornerstone of TPA’s master plan improvements. The SkyConnect system includes 1.4 miles of guideway, which connects the Main Terminal to the brand-new, 2.6-million-square-foot Rental Car Center, as well as the GS&P-designed Economy Parking Garage. The SkyConnect people mover system and Rental Car Center will open to the public on February 14.
GS&P’s Jim Harding to Lead SEGD Webinar on Inclusive Airport Wayfinding
Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that Jim Harding, SEGD, director of environmental graphics, will lead the Society for Experiential Graphic Design’s (SEGD) webinar on enhancing wayfinding for aging travelers and persons with disabilities on Feb. 8. Harding will discuss the findings from GS&P-led research documented in Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Guidebook 177, highlighting ways to create pedestrian wayfinding systems that assist aging travelers and persons with disabilities in traveling independently within airports.
Renée Burnham Joins GS&P’s Healthcare Practice
Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that Renée Burnham has joined the firm’s Healthcare practice as a senior data and research specialist in the Nashville office. An industry veteran of 22 years, Burnham will draw on her business development and market research experience to create practical, useable insights and analyses that elevate GS&P’s value-based design approach.
GS&P-Led Access Study Supports Placemaking Initiative in Northwest Alabama
Gresham, Smith and Partners announces the completion of a successful access study for the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments (NACOLG), the City of Sheffield and the City of Tuscumbia. The GS&P project team assessed potential traffic impacts and recommended alternative routes, as well as roadway and intersection improvements, to increase accessibility to Inspiration Landing, a proposed mixed-use entertainment, shopping, event and residential development located along the banks of the Tennessee River that will honor the area’s rich music heritage.