After getting his Masters degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design in 2015, Brandon Orrick continued his professional career at BrightView Landscape Development, in Atlanta, GA, which is one of the largest landscape services companies in the country. BrightView works on a wide variety of large scale projects like sports stadiums and public plazas and due to Brandon’s experience, he was able to take on a project engineer/ manager role working on these high profile projects. As a project engineer for a landscape services company, Brandon is able to consult and partner with many landscape architecture, landscape design, architecture firms, and contractors in order to make sure the work gets done correctly, in a timely manner, and with as few RFIs (or Request for Information) as possible.
Due to the fact that he is not working at a traditional landscape architecture firm, Brandon takes any opportunity to exercise his design background by detailing custom landscape details as requested by those he is consulting. This also allows Brandon to experiment with and explore new materials that are recently available on the market, like Ultra High Performance Concrete, that provide substantial upgrades to existing materials.
As Orrick continues to manage these high profile design and construction projects, he is continuing to pursue his landscape architecture licensure and explore the potentials of design build projects through BrightView.
Image Credit: The Little River Linear Park designed by Brandon Orrick at UTK – https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-orrick-135aab79/