W&A Engineering’s Government and Community Services Director Buck Bacon, PMP recently visited the Athens Community Career Academy to discuss career opportunities in the site development industry with Athens-Clarke County high school students. The purpose of this discussion was to share about the plethora of opportunities available within the field that do not require a traditional … Continued

W&A Engineering has partnered with two mobile and manufactured home communities in Athens, Georgia to connect them to public sewer systems, improve the residents’ quality of life, and minimize the environmental footprint of community infrastructure. Over the past year, W&A has been working with the buyers of both Pinewood Estates and Country Corners to develop … Continued

On January 18 -20, over 300 registered attendees convened in Nashville for the first-ever Alpha Real Estate Development Summit. The purpose of the event was to provide information and networking opportunities for individuals and organizations seeking to get involved in real estate for the betterment of minority communities. The summit was arranged and managed by … Continued

ESP Rome, an organization dedicated to creating transformative experiences for people with disabilities and their families, has won unanimous approval from the Floyd County Board of Commissioners. ESP Rome will be the organization’s second location and provide a nurturing environment with 360 programming, dedicated family support, and unforgettable Hooray Summer Camps, designed exclusively for individuals … Continued

Jason McClellan joins W&A Engineering Athens as the newest member of our Civil Engineering department headquartered in the Classic City. Jason joins the W&A team with over two decades of experience working in civil site design in both the public and private sectors. As a Project Civil Designer, Jason assists his fellow Civil Engineering team … Continued

Please join us in welcoming Devona Smith, the newest member of our civil engineering team building better communities in Charlotte, North Carolina! Devona joins W&A Engineering as a Project Manager with nearly a decade of experience working in civil site design across the greater Charlotte area. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering … Continued

Micah’s Creek, an innovative residential community proposed in Athens, Georgia, has won unanimous approval from the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission. During the Mayor and Commission’s Regular Session on December 5, 2023, W&A Senior Planner Justin Crighton, AICP and Athens Area Habitat for Humanity Vice President of Operations Charles Smith advocated for the approval of … Continued

The North Downtown Athens Development Project located in Athens, Georgia was recognized by the Georgia Planning Association as best-in-category for outstanding public involvement during their 2023 Fall Chapter Awards event. The North Downtown Athens Master Planning Study was chosen as the category winner for “involving the general public in a planning activity above and beyond … Continued

W&A Engineering is performing land surveying and remote scanning services for the revitalization of Nashville’s Second Avenue three years after a devastating Christmas explosion gutted the popular street block in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. On December 25, 2020, a recreational vehicle filled with explosives was detonated, injuring eight and turning a tree-lined block of … Continued

Please join us in welcoming Leah Albright, EIT to our team of professionals building better communities in our Civil Engineering department! A Staff Engineer in Augusta, Leah earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from the University of Alabama in 2022. Originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, … Continued

Please join us in welcoming Jason Gaines, AICP to our team of professionals building better communities out of Atlanta, Georgia! A Senior Planner in our Planning and Landscape Architecture department, Jason joins W&A Engineering with nearly 20 years of experience working in local government around Metro Atlanta. He brings with him a perspective of empathy … Continued

We’re thrilled to welcome David Perry, PLA to our growing team of professionals building better communities in Charlotte, North Carolina. A Registered Landscape Architect in both South Carolina and North Carolina, David joins us as a Landscape Architect with nearly thirty years of industry experience working in communities all across the southeast. David earned his … Continued

For the official B Corp™ certification announcement and press materials, please visit Better Communities Collaborative Earns B Corp™ Certification (bc-collaborative.com) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Athens, GA– Better Communities Collaborative announced today that its collective of affiliate firms has earned the prestigious B Corp™ Certification, a designation given to businesses meeting the highest standards of verified performance, accountability, and … Continued

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Travis Morris, the newest member of our team of civil engineers building better communities in Charlotte, North Carolina. Travis joins our Charlotte team as a Senior Project Engineer with nearly a decade of experience in site design and a passion for leaving things better than he … Continued

After years of conceptual planning, the Athens-based Farm to Neighborhood Foundation has been awarded nearly one million dollars for the launch of the East Athens Wellness Experience. The East Athens Wellness Experience is one of 142 Georgia projects receiving funding through the Georgia’s Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund to “improve neighborhood assets like parks, recreation … Continued

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Athens, GA– Better Communities Collaborative announced today that its collective of affiliate firms, including W&A Engineering and GroundHawk, has been named a 2023 Best Firm To Work For Award recipient, recognizing BCC as one of North America’s very best firms leading the AEC industry in progressive workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention … Continued

Jon Williams (BLA ’96), a University of Georgia College of Environment + Design alumnus, was recently awarded the 2023 Dean’s Award of Honor for his continued dedication to the college, community, and the future of landscape architecture. Each year, the UGA College of Environment + Design hosts an Honors Day during which they recognize students, … Continued

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charlotte, North Carolina—W&A Engineering, a rapidly-growing multi-disciplinary engineering firm headquartered in Athens, Georgia, has acquired Charlotte-based landscape architecture and civil engineering firm HensonFoley. HensonFoley is led by President Jay Henson, ASLA, RLA and Vice President Tim Foley, PE. The two are supported by eight industry professionals working to provide high-quality design and … Continued

Travis Bonar, PE has been building better communities with W&A Engineering since December of 2021, bringing ten years of experience to our team. A Senior Project Manager with our Nashville Civil Engineering department, Travis helps manage and facilitate projects, working primarily with private developments for a wide range of project scopes and sizes from 12-home … Continued

The What and Why Behind W&A’s Custom Land Surveying Project Approach The W&A Engineering team offers complete land surveying services, providing boundary, topographic, ALTA/NSPS Land Title, as-built surveys, construction staking, and more. Each of these survey classes involves a different approach to ensure that all data is properly, efficiently, and safely gathered to provide the … Continued