W&A Engineering Celebrates 16 Years

As 2015 comes to an end, W&A Engineering is happy to reflect on the successes of our clients, employees and company. In the past year, our clients expanded their reach to over 40 states across the nation and brought us with them on the journey. W&A expanded economic development outreach to support 21 state-wide communities in Georgia. We were also fortunate to gain new employees who are experts in their fields of engineering, landscape architecture, planning & surveying. On top of all these items to be celebrated, W&A marked our 16th year in business on November 1, 2015.

W&A Nationwide Projects

WA Engineering US Project Map

Over the past 16 years, the firm has grown from a one-person operation into a diverse company of 25 talented civil and traffic engineers, landscape architects, planners, surveyors and support staff.  The diversity has enabled us to realize our original goal while providing our clients with a superior level of service.  We owe our success to our clients and look forward to continuing to serve them.


W&A 2015 New Employees

2015 W&A Engineering New Employees- Group Shot

W&A’s 2015 new employees pictured bottom left to right: Hugh Harker, Buck Bacon, Lauren Nucci. Pictured top left to right: Bobby Boone, Ellen Rodgers, Art Depatie (not pictured: Josh Barnes)

Hugh Harker, LEED GA

Hugh joined the W&A Engineering team in January of 2015 as part of the Planning Division.  Hugh has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning and Design from the University of Georgia with an emphasis on sustainable urban planning, design, and alternative transportation.  Hugh has worked for several years in business and economic development with the Georgia Small Business Development Center and has experience with Geographic Information Systems, the Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketch-Up.  Hugh is a certified LEED Green Associate and earned certificates in Grant Writing and Water Resource Planning.

Buck Bacon

Buck joined the W&A Engineering team in early 2015 as part of our Civil Engineering Department.  Buck has been practicing in the civil engineering field since 2001 with a focus on transportation systems, stormwater management, water and sanitary sewer design, erosion and sediment control, land surveying and construction layout, project permitting, infrastructure mapping and construction management.  Over his career Buck has developed extensive experience in municipal infrastructure design and project management.  Prior to joining the W&A Engineering team Buck served in local government as a plan reviewer, design engineer, and administrator.  He currently serves on the Athens-Clarke County Utility Coordination Committee and the Athens Technical College Advisory Council.

Lauren Nucci

Lauren joined W&A Engineering as a Co-Op student in January 2015 and became an Engineer-In-Training in December 2015. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in the fall 2015 with an emphasis in site development and structural design. She received several awards from national organizations such as the Women’s Transportation Seminar (2015), the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (2014), and the American Concrete Institute (2014). She also received the “Rowan Rising Star” scholarship from the UGA College of Engineering in 2015.

Bobby Boone

Bobby is a student employee one year from the completion of his Bachelors in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia.  He is well educated in design and plant materials, and actively works to expand this knowledge.  Bobby has strong computer graphic skills in Adobe and Autodesk programs, as well as SketchUp 3D modeling.  Bobby joined the W&A Engineering team in May of 2015, and has since been a part of many projects.

Ellen Rodgers, PE

Ellen is part of the Civil Engineering Division of W&A Engineering, which provides services such as stormwater management and hydrology, utility and infrastructure design, grading, erosion control and NPDES permitting. In her twelve years of work in the civil engineering field, Ellen has gained significant experience in a variety of private development projects and public infrastructure projects.  Ellen graduated with a bachelor’s in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia in 2003, with an emphasis in structural systems.

Arthur Depatie III, ASLA

Arthur became a part of the Landscape Architecture team at W&A Engineering in February 2015 and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. A United States Air Force Veteran, Arthur has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Restaurant, Hotel & Fitness Management from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and also holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the College of Environment + Design at The University of Georgia. In addition to studying abroad in Cortona, Italy, and San Luis de Monteverde, Costa Rica, Arthur has almost two years of Design-Build experience working in residential communities in and around the Athens area.

Josh Barnes

Josh joined the W&A surveying team in 2015 with the hope of progressing his surveying career. Josh’s background in concrete layout makes him a great addition to our team of land surveyors. Josh is from Loganville, GA.