ATLANTA – (08.29.19) – Pond, an industry leader in architecture, engineering, planning and construction services is excited to announce recent promotions to Director at the firm. These six professionals have the proven experience to provide quality design and engineering services for their clients.

Tabatha Carlton – Transportation, Florida
Tabatha Carlton, PE has over 25 years of experience in transportation, drainage design, and land development. From Pond’s Tampa office, she leads the growth of Pond’s transportation team in Florida, managing technical oversight, production coordination, employee development, financial management, and building client relationships. Her experience includes location studies, concept reports, environmental process coordination, and all components of preliminary and final roadway construction plans.

Steve Harrill – Aviation Architecture, Florida
Steve Harrill, RA is instrumental in expanding Pond’s aviation services into the airport marketplace, with a specific emphasis on airport terminals and other complex buildings. He has more than 30 years of in-depth knowledge and expertise of airport operations, funding mechanisms, regulatory requirements, and multi-stakeholder involvement to help Pond’s airport clients develop and improve their terminals and other aviation facilities.

Brandon Hofstead – Fire Protection Engineering
Brandon Hofstead, FPE leads the Fire Protection department in technical quality standards and mentors the team in career development. A licensed Fire Protection Engineer, Brandon has over 11 years of experience providing building and life safety code consultation, fire protection systems design, means of egress analysis, acceptance and maintenance testing, and code equivalency documentation for a myriad of building facility types.

Jamie Ledyard – Mechanical
Jamie Ledyard, PE has over 15 years of experience in the design of mechanical and plumbing systems for commercial, retail, educational, residential, military, and medical facilities. Jamie has a wide range of experience in mechanical systems design, including all facets of HVAC and plumbing design and application, LEED design, energy conservation and analysis, and quality control.

Luke McCary – Architecture, South Carolina
Luke McCary, AIA, LEED AP is responsible for advancing Pond’s mission of continued growth in the higher education, municipal, federal and corporate markets. With more than 16 years of architecture design and project management experience, Luke manages a diverse range of architectural design projects, and has the distinction serving as the AIA Strategic Council Representative for the Southeast Atlantic Region.

Jorge Mendez – Architecture
Jorge Mendez, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB has 24 years of experience in architectural design of multiple types of facilities, including the design of multimillion-dollar US Government facilities and complex renovation and addition projects. His skills include planning, programming, architectural design, energy efficient green architecture, specifications, construction contract administration, construction observation, and facility assessments. His new responsibilities will include overseeing Atlanta’s architectural department operations in support of all Pond’s programs.
“The level of leadership and expertise of these individuals has been indispensable to the growth of our company,” said Lorraine Green, President of Pond. “I’m excited to watch the continued success each will bring to their individual disciplines and to Pond as a whole.”

About Pond
Pond, headquartered in Peachtree Corners, Georgia was named #107 of ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms List and Engineering Employer of the Year by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers three years running. Pond is a technology-driven full-service engineering, architecture, planning, and construction firm providing design solutions to defense, government, corporate and private clients worldwide. With locations throughout the U.S. and overseas, Pond is one of the fastest growing A/E/C firms in the country and the largest A/E/C firm headquartered in Georgia.

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