Recent Community Outings

As part of our effort of Creating an Enhanced Quality of Life for Our Clients and Community, employees of A2H stepped out of the office to focus on the "community" part of our mission. Our staff volunteered in a number of events around the region.

Volunteer Odyssey - Overton Park Picnic Tables

Last month, A2H employees dedicated their Friday afternoon to rebuild picnic tables at Overton Park in Midtown Memphis. Many of the park’s tables were deteriorating from everyday use and weather. The tables serve as a major focal point for the park as they provide a free gathering place for large group events and other visitors spending their day outside.

Check out Volunteer Odyssey’s video:

 

Career Days

Members of our staff visited schools across Memphis to teach younger generations about the world of architecture and engineering.

Our president Mark Askew spoke at St. Luke’s Lutheran School about the endless opportunities of pursuing an education in engineering.

A2H recruiter Chad Smithers appeared at the Bartlett Schools Career Fair last week to educate college-bound teens on architecture and how the field affects our everyday lives.

 
Photo credit: University of Memphis Civil Engineering

Photo credit: University of Memphis Civil Engineering

Canstruction 2015

A2H civil engineer Michael Lamport, an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers Younger Member Group in West Tennessee, was involved in organizing the annual Canstruction® competition last month. Held at the University of Memphis, the competition is aimed to engage students “in structural design while also allowing them to make a significant positive impact on hunger in their local community.”

High school students are challenged to design and build sculptures entirely out of canned foods, which were then judged in various categories. Following the competition, the cans were donated to the Mid-South Food Bank. It was a great way to encourage students to consider engineering and also give back to the community.

A2H was also a proud sponsor of the competition, which helped provide cans for the teams to use for building their structures.

Learn more about Canstruction®.

 
Photo credit: March of Dimes, Memphis, TN Chapter

Photo credit: March of Dimes, Memphis, TN Chapter

March of Dimes Walk

Thank you to all who contributed to A2H’s campaign to support the March of Dimes’s March for Babies walk in April!

A2H employees collaborated to raise money to support the March of Dimes and walk in the annual March for Babies Walk at the Memphis Botanic Garden last month.

We are proud to have raised over $6,000 for the event. A2H also sponsored the event and donated water bottles for the four-mile walk.

All proceeds went to support the efforts of the March of Dimes, whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Learn more about their mission and how you can continue to help.