SiteWorks Landscape Architecture, a New York City-based construction management and landscape architecture firm, has announced two new associates.
Thomas Atela, ASLA, is a licensed landscape architect with 16 years of experience and brings to the firm strong design, graphic, and construction administrative skills. Atela joined the firm in 2013 and has extensive experience in the design and construction of urban parks, playgrounds, schoolyards, sports facilities, green roofs. and green streets within the metropolitan area. He is currently representing the firm on the construction management team for Springfield Gardens a high profile green infrastructure project, which includes the construction of a series of wetlands that both store and treat stormwater runoff.
Atela holds a bachelor of science in landscape architecture from SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry. In his new position, he will continue to support the firm in construction documentation and administration, as well as expand his role in business development.
Will Johnson, ASLA, is a licensed landscape architect with more than 15 years of professional experience in the metropolitan area. His expertise is in the design and construction detailing for complex urban sites and building success relationships with large multi-disciplinary teams. He will use these skills in managing personnel for both construction management and in-house design work.
Johnson joined the firm in 2012 and is currently part of the resident engineering team for Governors Island Park and Public Space, New York’s newest waterfront park. He holds a bachelor of science in landscape architecture from Rutgers University. His passion for the profession is rooted in his upbringing as the son of a landscape architect. In his new position, he will continue to support the firm in design, constructability reviews and construction management initiatives; and assume a greater role in business development.
O’Boyle, Cowell, Blalock & Associates Inc. (OCBA), Kalamazoo, Michigan, has announced that 2014 marks its 50th year in business.
Founded in 1964 as Robert L. O’Boyle & Associates, OCBA’s dedicated staff of landscape architects provides site planning and design expertise to park, urban design, institutional, and master planning projects in communities throughout Michigan and beyond. Some of the firm’s well-known projects include the Recreation Core, Splash Pad, and Fred Meijer Trail at Kent County’s Millennium Park; Kalamazoo’s Arcadia Creek Redevelopment and Festival Site; the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail; the Portage Creek Bicentennial Park; Lansing’s Riverwalk and William A. Brenke River Sculpture/Fish Ladder; and the Business Technology and Research Park at Western Michigan University.
OCBA has won numerous state and national design awards over the years, including Medallion Awards, developed by the American Society of Landscape Architects to recognize significant works of landscape architecture throughout the nation, for three projects in Michigan; and the first ever Outstanding Firm of the Year Award in 2006 from the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for outstanding design and contributions to the profession. OCBA has offices in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids.