Teachers Take a Break from Their Typical Summer Break

Most teachers have the summer off and spend that time NOT thinking about the upcoming school year (I know, I’m married to one.)  But that was not the case for two teachers from Rock Hill Schools in South Carolina, at least for the week they spent at Little on a STEM externship…

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High School Teams Design Renewable Energy Cities

If you were looking to have your faith restored that the next generation will make a difference in the world, you didn’t have to look further than the teams of high school students at an Engineering Expo that I recently had the honor of judging.



LID Part 2: A.D.I.D.A.S.


I recently attended the North Carolina Low Impact Development Summit held in Raleigh, NC, where I learned, among many things, that the faculty and students at NC State made shirts that turned ADIDAS into an acronym: All Day I Dream About Stormwater.  While I don’t ADIDAS, I do have a passion for the topic of LID, and wanted to share some of what I learned at the summit. READ MORE

Eweek: Girls put the “G” in Engineer


This week is National Engineers Week, or Eweek for short.  Part of Eweek is introducing girls to STEM careers.  So I asked the women in our Engineering and Land Development Studios to take part in a Q&A and offer their insight about why they pursued a STEM career, their school experience, and how we can increase the number of women in STEM fields.


Of Bill, Engineering, and an Old Department Store

Photo Credit:Ackroyd Photography

I started at Little just weeks before our founder, Bill Little, passed away, and I was disappointed not to have met him in person. And yet in many ways I have both met him and begun to know him. I see his influence throughout the company – in our vision, our values, our passions, and our people.

The way in which everyone at Little has responded to Bill’s passing shows how much he was truly loved. He devoted himself to investing in people and listening to his clients. He left a legacy that still lives in the company today, in “Results Beyond Architecture” and in the company’s drive to develop breakthrough ideas that both improve the performance of our clients and create a better future for us all. READ MORE

If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put a LID On It…

LID. In Beyonce’s world, it probably stands for Lovely Irresistible Denim. But in our world, it stands for Low Impact Development. It was the subject of an all-day seminar I co-presented in Florida last week with a college professor of mine. And no, it’s not just for the single ladies… READ MORE

Ask Not What Your Profession Can Do For You….

It’s National Engineers Week, or EWeek for short, and one of the goals of EWeek is encouraging engineers to volunteer year round to inspire youth to be engineers. These days, it seems much easier said than done… READ MORE

So, What Would You Say…You Do Here?

Being one of the newest kids on the block at has its advantages. I can ask not-so-smart questions (some might call them dumb, which I don’t take personally) and get away with it – at least for a month or so. Of course my intent is to learn as much as I can about my peers, the industries and markets we operate in, and most importantly, the clients we serve before tackling the exciting opportunities that lie ahead of me. READ MORE