For the second year in a row, Bohler mentored the winning group of Virginia Tech Land Development Design Initiative (LDDI) students. The students were honored with the opportunity to present at LDDI’s annual summer meeting for industry professionals.
Bohler’s mentoring team this year included LDDI alumni and Design Engineers Cody Mudd (Northern Virginia), Christopher Rose (Towson), Pilar Moore (Charlotte), and Jose Pazmino (Bowie). They talked with students weekly throughout the spring semester to coach them through creating plans for a real-life project.
The LDDI team took on design for a residential townhome development in Fairfax County, VA that Bohler’s Northern Virginia team previously designed. In the actual design, Bohler found ways to maximize the number of single-family homes while still providing amenity green space that would attract residents to the 5-acre community.
The LDDI students were presented with the same challenge and rose to it. With Bohler’s guidance, the students successfully created plans that met every project need, earning them the opportunity to share their work with LDDI’s industry professional partners.
As a former student of the LDDI program, Cody said, “It was a great experience to be on the other side of the program, being able to share what I’ve learned with current students and having a hand in equipping them for a successful future.”
A longtime partner of the LDDI program, Bohler participates in many of its efforts to introduce the next generation of engineers to the land development industry. Read more about our involvement here.