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Site Development and Infrastructure Group Continues Impressive Growth

[caption id="attachment_6786" align="alignright" width="240"] Meg O’Brien, LEED AP[/caption] Draper Aden Associates’ Site Development and Infrastructure Division was launched in December 2016 in response to an anticipated influx of funding to upgrade America’s failing infrastructure. The division addresses the evolving needs of public sector clients and the demand for more complex and innovative site development and infrastructure solutions. Not surprisingly, the division has been busy in 2017! The Site Development and Infrastructure team has the expertise to provide all elements of conceptual and final development plan preparation, site and utility layout, preparation of construction plans and specifications, contract administration, permitting, and regulatory and municipal approvals, while our other divisions work to support them. As it continues to experience growth, the division has added a number of key team members this year. A recent addition is Meg O’Brien, LEED AP as Site Development and Infrastructure Program Manager. She has over 19 years of experience in...

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Employee Spotlight: Jocylen Graves

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who's in the spotlight! Jocylen Graves Title: Plat Creation Manager Division: Site Development and Infrastructure Hometown: Bumpass, VA Birthday: December 2   What 3 words would you use to describe working at DAA? Fun, Challenging, Family-Oriented   Favorite thing about working at DAA? Flexible work schedule   In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out? Working on the Public Utility Company project has been one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences I’ve had. It’s an accomplishment being involved in the many steps of the strategic underground process and the reliable source of electricity distributed to Virginia customers.   Favorite quote or words of wisdom? “Cultivate the habit of being grateful…” –Ralph Waldo Emerson   What TV show, movie, or book are you obsessed with right now? Law & Order: SVU and the Bible   Have you been on a recent vacation...

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Employee Spotlight: Kelly Vaughn

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who's in the spotlight! Kelly Vaughn, EIT Title: Project Engineer Division: Site Development and Infrastructure Alma Mater: NC State Hometown: Short Pump, VA Birthday: February 6   What 3 words would you use to describe working at DAA? Enjoyable, rewarding, stimulating   Favorite thing about working at DAA? The work and the people.   What TV show, movie, or book are you obsessed with right now? My husband and I are avid Hawaii 5-0 fans!   Have you been on a recent vacation or trip that you loved?   My entire extended family on my mom’s side went to Hawaii this past summer – it was amazing and so beautiful. We rented snorkel gear for the week and were able to swim right offshore and see SO MANY sea turtles.   [caption id="attachment_6105" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kelly's recent trip to Hawaii[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6106" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sea turtles![/caption]                           What...

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Employee Spotlight: Tim Dean

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who's in the spotlight! Tim Dean, PE, DBIA, LSIT Title: Program Manager Division: Site Development and Infrastructure Alma Mater: St. Olaf College, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and Old Dominion University Hometown: Rapid City, SD Birthday: December 9 What 3 words would you use to describe working at DAA? Fun, rewarding, and family. During my tenure at DAA, I have met and worked with some of the best people around. It makes coming to work each day a rewarding experience to be able to do what we do.   Favorite thing about working at DAA? I get to interact with so many people, both internally and externally and have developed some fantastic relationships with people, again part of the rewarding feeling I get working at DAA.   What TV show, movie, or book are you obsessed...

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