Twenty-one years of continuous service with Batson-Cook, a general contracting firm. Started at age 16 as a co-op receiving college credits. (He’s a Batson-Cook legacy: his father, two uncles, sister, brother-in-law, and cousin have all worked for the company. Once they all worked on the same project: 300 Galleria Building, Atlanta.)
Named controller in 2007. In 2009, charged with overseeing all administrative functions, including marketing, payroll, and HR. Implemented paperless accounting function.
Helped develop collaborative, user-friendly software to increase productivity of business development staff.
Assisted Batson-Cook’s sister company, Kajima USA, in formalizing international financial standards and implementing Timberline accounting software, construction imaging, and internal time-management and project-management solutions.
Past president, West Point Lions Club.
Board of directors, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Leads Batson-Cook “Empty Stocking” Christmas fundraiser.
Can do a mean “sprinkler” on the dance floor.
Deacon, Crossroads Baptist Church, Acworth, Ga.
Coaches soccer and Little League baseball.
Favorite food: strawberry trifle.
Roller-coaster junkie; always on the lookout for the newest and scariest ride.
The Daytona International Speedway is zooming ahead on the largest renovation in the Florida venue’s 54-year history. Improvements include five redesigned guest entrances, an extended grandstand with 101,000 new seats, and more than 60 new trackside suites for corporate entertaining.
La Métaphone, a concert hall in Ognies, France, is a 1,980-sm facility with the unique characteristic of being a structural musical instrument. The solar-powered building incorporates musical elements in its walls, which can be played by musicians inside or outside the facility.
Dubai has been chosen as the site of the 2020 World Expo. HOK led the design team that developed the master plan for the Expo, which is expected to draw more than 25 million visitors from October 2020 through April 2021.
Construction giant JE Dunn is saving millions in cost avoidances by implementing a custom, cloud-based BIM/VDC collaboration platform.
The 500,000 sf, 14-story One Angel Square in Manchester, England, is being promoted as "the most environmentally-friendly building in the world."
Current federal contracting laws are discouraging talented architects from competing for federal contracts, depriving government and, by inference, taxpayers of the best design expertise available, according to AIA testimony presented today on Capitol Hill.
The winning submission by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and A+ Architecture mixes urban pavement and parkland in a flowing, organic plan, like oil and vinegar, explains Bjarke Ingels.
Pediatric hospitals face many of the same concerns as their adult counterparts. Inpatient bed demand is declining, outpatient visits are soaring, and there is a higher level of focus on prevention and reduced readmissions.
Zaha Hadid Architects, in conjunction with AECOM, has released renderings for a major stadium being designed for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup--an event that will involve up to nine stadiums.
The New York office of Perkins Eastman has announced that the New York Wheel, located on the north shore of Staten Island’s St. George neighborhood, was approved by City Council on October 30 and construction is scheduled to begin in 2014. The approval process has been over a year in the making since the project was first announced by the office of Mayor Bloomberg last September.