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

W&A Engineering is thrilled to welcome Brent Cook, PE, PTOE, RSP1 to our team as our Director of Traffic & Transportation! Former GDOT District 1 Engineer and one of less than 750 certified Road Safety Professionals in the country, Brent is an exceptional addition to our team of engineering professionals building better communities across the … 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

Previously the President of North Carolina-based landscape architecture and civil engineering firm HensonFoley, Jay Henson, ASLA, PLA leads the W&A Engineering Charlotte office as Director of Operations, lending his 35 years of leadership and industry experience to our newest and easternmost office. Henson founded HensonFoley in 2000 after twelve years in the industry, partnering with … 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

W&A Engineering is proud to partner with the Athens-Clarke County Department of Transportation and Public Works on the development of the Local Road Safety Plan and as a community stakeholder of the recently announced Vision Zero Program—a systems-based approach to improving road safety through safer street design, speed management, and other proven strategies. The goal … Continued

W&A Engineering’s Travis Bonar, PE, a Senior Project Manager on the firm’s Nashville-based Civil Engineering team, has been appointed to the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee‘s 2023 Leadership PE Program. The Leadership PE Program is a competency-based program focused on high-potential senior, mid-level, and emerging engineers in both the public and private sectors. … Continued

We’re so excited to welcome Mike Bu to our Civil Engineering team! Mike has recently joined our staff in Atlanta, Georgia where he will be building better communities across the southeast providing creative and analytical engineering on each of his projects. Mike joins W&A Engineering with two years of industry experience and a Bachelor of … Continued

We’re so excited to welcome Zavier Atkins as the newest member of our Civil Engineering team. A Project Engineer in Tennessee, Zavier joins our Nashville team with several years of industry experience building better communities across the southeast, focusing his efforts on residential, industrial, and commercial civil design work. Zavier earned his Bachelors of Science … 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

On March 7, 2023, the Athens-Clarke County Commission unanimously approved W&A Engineering’s $650 million plan to redevelop Georgia Square Mall located on Atlanta Highway in west Athens, Georgia. At 74.77 acres, this development is believed to be the largest in the city’s history. “We are elated at the support this plan has received from the … Continued

W&A Engineering is pleased to announce the addition of BJ Martin, PE, LEED AP as the incoming Director of Operations leading the firm’s office in Atlanta, Georgia. “We’re thrilled to welcome BJ Martin to our Atlanta team,” said W&A Engineering President and CEO Jon Williams, ASLA, PLA. “He’s joining a great team of professionals already … Continued

W&A Engineering’s Buck Bacon, PMP has been appointed Government and Community Services Director, a new role within our leadership structure dedicated to serving public sector clients. In this new role, Bacon will be utilizing his 15+ years of experience in government administration and 8 years of experience building better communities with the W&A Engineering team … Continued

We’re so excited to welcome Owen Penn as the newest member of our Civil Engineering team. A Project Engineer in Tennessee, Owen joins our Nashville team with several years of industry experience building better communities across the southeast, focusing his efforts on residential and commercial civil design work. With survey and civil site design experience … Continued

W&A Engineering’s Director of Landscape Architecture and Planning Scott Haines, ASLA, PLA has been appointed as the Director of Operations in Athens, Georgia and nearby branch office in Monroe, Georgia. Haines has been hand-picked by company leadership to expand his role due to his long-time service and commitment to the firm’s mission, vision, and values, … Continued

W&A Atlanta’s Greg Wilson, PE has been appointed Chief Engineer of the firm’s Civil Engineering departments across the southeast. As Chief Engineer, Wilson will focus on solidifying standards for engineering work throughout the company, maximizing consistency in deliverables across departments in multiple states, leading work product QA/QC, planning strategic growth for Civil Engineering departments, 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

A Senior Civil Designer on our Nashville team, Jason Dye has been with W&A Engineering since April 2022. Having earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management/Land Surveying from Western Kentucky University in 2016, Jason brings nearly a decade of industry experience to our Nashville team of Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors. With a robust … Continued

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W&A Engineering is thrilled to welcome Tyler Defino to our Civil Engineering team! Tyler has joined our growing team of professionals building better communities in Atlanta, Georgia as a Project Engineer. Tyler brings extensive civil site design experience in single-family and townhome subdivisions to the W&A team. He is eager to continue to build his … Continued