Our Landscape Architecture and Urban Design teams are taking over KPG’s social media platforms this week!
The Landscape Architecture team works closely with the engineers at KPG to create designs that are functional and beautiful. From parks, to trails, to roadway projects, they envision outdoor spaces that support human and non-human creatures alike.
Learn more about our Landscape Architecture team here: https://www.kpg.com/expertise/landcape-architecture/
Learn more about our Urban Design team here: https://www.kpg.com/expertise/urban-design/
KPG provided design, engineering, and construction services for Lakehaven Water & Sewer District within the Marine Hills neighborhood area, specifically located at SW 300th Street, SW 298th Street, 11th Avenue SW, 10th Avenue SW, 9th Avenue SW, 8th Avenue SW, and the surrounding vicinity.
The project included replacement of approximately 4,930 feet of AC water main, replacement of approximately 1,100 feet of concrete stormwater piping, and pavement rehabilitation.
Happy Native American and Indigenous Peoples' Day! To celebrate, we would like to highlight the @cowlitztribe. The Cowlitz Indian Tribe has about 1,400 members and is located on 152-acres in Clark County, Washington. One of KPG’s survey team members, Ron, is an active member and has fond memories of his family helping serve on the council, including a time when his aunts traveled to Washington DC to celebrate the tribe being federally recognized in 2000.
The Cowlitz Indian Tribe has created a fun language app, so if you are interested in learning the names of birds, animals, plants, and more, try downloading the Cowlitz Salish Vocab Builder on your smart phone!
World Habitat Day was originated by The United Nations to recognize and reflect the basic need for shelter for all. Observed each year on the first Monday of October, World Habitat Day is intended to remind us that we shape the future of our cities and towns. This year’s theme is accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world by calling local governments to action.
Learn more about what towns and cities are doing this year for World Habitat Day at https://urbanoctober.unhabitat.org/whd, and if you are ready to get involved, connect with local chapters at https://www.habitat.org/local/affiliate?zip=98116
KPG provided landscape architecture, urban design, and illumination to a section of the Mountains to Sound Greenway, a trail that stretches over 100 miles from Seattle to Ellensburg. This new 1.2-mile section is located between Factoria Boulevard and 148th Ave SE in Bellevue’s Eastgate neighborhood, and it provides a critical connection within the regional multimodal trail network for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users. Our LA/Urban Designers will share more about this project when they take over our social media accounts in mid-October!
KPGers participated in the International Coastal Cleanup Day 2021 at the Des Moines Marina with Seattle Dive Tours. About 100 volunteers, including 25 divers, collected over 500 pounds of marine debris. Underwater items included a skateboard, bicycle, and an electric skateboard.
The KPG Construction Services team is currently contracted to assist the City of Bremerton with the construction management of their 2021 Marine Drive Water Main Replacement Project. Our crew consists of Daniel as project manager, Jake as resident engineer, and Keelie as documentation control.
Project highlights include 5800 linear feet of class 52 ductile iron water main and HMA overlay.
The KPG Construction Services team is managing the Stewart Road Project for the City of Pacific. Our team includes Daniel as project manager, Melvin as resident engineer, Tyler assisting Steve and Dennis for inspection, and Darla as documentation control.
Project elements include water, sewer, storm upgrades, channelization, retaining walls, and a traffic signal.
Today is the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month! Swipe to the right to learn about ways you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and keep reading to learn about the history!
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th and ends on October 15th, and is a time in the United States for us to recognize and celebrate the contributions and influences of Hispanic Americans and their ancestors that came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This celebration started back in 1968, and in 1988 was expanded by President Ronald Reagan to cover a 30-day period. September 15th was chosen specifically because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Learn more at https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/
From wherever you may be, please join us tomorrow (9/11) in a moment of silence at 8:46am, the exact moment that hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower, to remember and reflect on the lives that were lost and forever changed 20 years ago. To learn more about ways you can observe 9/11, visit https://www.911memorial.org/plan-your-own-911-anniversary-observance
Happy Labor Day! We are excited to enjoy a nice long weekend and celebrate Labor Day, as we honor and remember the contributions that workers have given to our society.
Did you know that in the late 1800’s there was massive unrest from the height of the Industrial Revolution in the USA, with the average American working 12-hour days 7-days a week just to make a basic living? In fact, many children as young as 5 years old even worked in factories, mines, and mill across the county. In an effort to repair the relationship with American workers, Congress passed an Act making Labor Day a legal holiday, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed it into law.
Learn more about the history of Labor Day by visiting https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/labor-day-1
Happy Women's Equality Day! On this day in 1920, the United States adopted the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote in America, which helped pave the road to women’s equality. In a 2018 research update by @swetalk they found that only 13% of engineers are women. At KPG we are proud to say that 33% of our engineers are women, and almost 50% of our senior leadership are women!
KPGers recently completed an OSHA Certified First Aid & CPR course. Thank you to CPR First Aid Company in Tacoma for giving our employees such excellent training, we look forward to seeing you again at our next training event!
Last week, a number of KPGers from our Tacoma office (Claire, Drew, Erick, Justin, Mallory, and Sam L.) decoded clues and hit the streets in support of @downtownonthego’s 2021 Scavenger Hunt. We visited sites such as Stadium High School, the @museumofglass, and the LeMay – America’s Car Museum. #teamKPG took home 43 of 46 possible points!
We want to give a shoutout and a thank you to Karen’s son, Noa, for sporting this styling KPG-sponsored soccer jersey! For the last few years, KPG has been proud to sponsor the Great Wenatchee Soccer Club and we can’t wait to hear how the Fall 2021 Season goes! ⚽️
Happy International Day of the World’s Indigenous People! Today is all about recognizing the contributions of more than 476 million indigenous people living in 90 countries across the world. Throughout the world, Indigenous people work to retain their traditional social, cultural, economic, and political characteristics. Learn more at: https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/news/2021/06/international-day-of-the-worlds-indigenous-peoples-2021/