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Aug 2017

Hussey Gay Bell Hires Williams as Department Head of Structural Programs

Columbia, SC – Hussey Gay Bell announces the hire of Mr. Vince Williams, PE, SE, as Department Head of Structural Programs.  Mr. Williams has more than 28 years of experience in the design of steel, concrete, masonry and wood structures. As Department Head of Structural Programs for the firm, his primary responsibilities include overall management of the firm’s structural engineering teams, structural engineering design for various project types, overall project management, business development and client relationship management. He is a graduate of The Citadel and holds a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering with Emphasis in Structural Design degree.  Mr. Williams is a licensed Professional Engineer and Structural Engineer holding registration in the States of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

Aug 2017

Hussey Gay Bell Announces Hire of Marianne Moseley, PE

Charleston, SC – Hussey Gay Bell announces the hire of Ms. Marianne Moseley, PE, as Senior Civil Engineer. A native of Charleston, Ms. Moseley has 9 years of experience in land planning, site development and civil engineering for commercial and residential clients.  As Senior Civil Engineer her primary responsibilities include overall land development and civil engineering for various public and private developments, project management, business development and client relationship management. She is a graduate of Clemson University and holds a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering degree.  Ms. Moseley is a licensed Professional Engineer holding registration in the States of South Carolina, North Carolina and Texas.

Jul 2017

Hussey Gay Bell Continues Growth With Hire of Six

Columbia, SC – Hussey Gay Bell announces the hire of Ms. Rebecca Connelly, CIT, as Utility Coordinator, Mr. Lesley Joseph, EIT, as Project Engineer and Ms. Meghan Perhacs at Civil Engineering Designer.

Ms. Connelly has 21 years of experience.  As Utility Coordinator, her responsibilities include overall utility systems coordination for the firm’s transportation-related projects for DOTs, counties and their municipalities.   Ms. Connelly’s expertise extends to include project management, team coordination, civil design, cost estimating, plan production, project scheduling and BIM coordination. Ms. Connelly is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and holds a Bachelor of Science, Biology degree.  She holds various OSHA, CEPCSI, CIT and NIH certifications and is a Past President of NAWIC.


Mr. Lesley Joseph, EIT, has joined the firm’s Columbia Water/Wastewater division as Project Engineer.  Mr. Joseph has 4 years of experience primarily including risk assessments, municipal and industrial water/wastewater treatment, distribution and collections systems, solid waste management and hydraulic modeling.  Mr. Joseph is a registered EIT in the State of Texas.  He holds two degrees from the University of South Carolina including a Master’s degree and Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering as well as a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from John Hopkins University.



Ms. Meghan Perhacs has joined the Columbia team of Hussey Gay Bell as Civil Engineering Designer. Her responsibilities will include development of preliminary design reports, engineering calculations, technical reports, permitting, construction drawings and project specifications for the firm’s public and private design projects in the firm’s water and sewer market sectors. Ms. Perhacs is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree.



Charleston, SC – Hussey Gay Bell announces the hire of Mr. Rob Dzurenda as Civil Designer and Mr. Kyle Wiegand as Project Representative.

Mr. Dzurenda has 16 years of experience in the design of commercial and residential projects.  As Civil Designer, Mr. Dzurenda is responsible for the design of various public and private projects in the firm’s municipal, commercial and industrial markets.   He holds an Associate’s Degree of Architectural Drafting/Design from Lincoln Technical Institute and is well-versed in Civil 3D and associated design programs.


Mr. Wiegand has 5 years of experience.  As Project Representative, Mr. Wiegand is responsible for construction observation of Water and Sewer Piping, Pump Stations, Grading, Paving and Storm Drainage projects for the firm.  Mr. Wiegand holds a Bachelor of Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering degree from The Citadel.  He is currently a Captain in the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of the SC Army National Guard where he has provided relief response for Hurricanes Joaquin and Matthew.  He holds various OSHA, PMP and Stormwater, Erosion and Sediment Control certifications.



Savannah, GA – Mr. David Boney, EIT, has joined the firm’s Savannah Water/Wastewater division as Project Engineer.  Mr. Boney has 5 years of experience primarily serving as a Process Engineer for industrial and municipal-related water/wastewater systems.  Mr. Boney is a registered EIT in the State of Georgia.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Tech and is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Jul 2017

Hussey Gay Bell Announces Promotion of Smart

Savannah, GA – Hussey Gay Bell announces the promotion of Mrs. Kelly Smart to Senior Financial Analyst.  Mrs. Smart joined the firm in 2015 and has more than 10 years of experience working closely with C-suite leadership and financial management staff.  She is a graduate of University of Maryland University College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Jul 2017

Hussey Gay Bell CEO Named Director of ACEC-GA Board

Savannah, GA – G. Holmes Bell IV, PE, CEO and Chairman of Hussey Gay Bell, was elected to serve as a Director on the Board of Directors for ACEC Georgia, the trade association representing the business of engineering in Georgia. Bell will serve this term from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019.

May 2017

Hussey Gay Bell Recognized Among Nation’s Top 500 Design Firms

Savannah, Georgia – For the 13th year in a row, Hussey Gay Bell is named to Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms.  Hussey Gay Bell was 1 of 16 Georgia-based firms to be recognized. Hussey Gay Bell’s ranking was derived from the combination of domestic and international Engineering/Architecture revenues in core market segments including:  water/wastewater, transportation, industrial and manufacturing, healthcare, higher education and commercial. Core rankings are based on revenue for design and design-related services, excluding revenue for construction management, program management, procurement and other non-design services.

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Apr 2017

Pooler’s New City Hall, a Symbol of Vision & Growth

Savannah, GA – Nearly two years after construction began, the new Pooler municipal complex today is substantially complete.  City officials and other west Chatham dignitaries broke ground on the new facility in July 2015. That same month, the city signed an agreement with contractor Elkins Construction to lock in the cost for the municipal complex at $18.1 million.

Planning for the facility began taking shape well before the city broke out the gold shovels. In early 2014, the city hired Hussey Gay Bell to design the complex.

One early proposal called for maintaining Pooler’s old city hall on-site to house the Pooler Police Department. But the special purpose local option sales tax project city officials ultimately decided upon required the demolition of the old city hall and then development of two municipal buildings on the 5.65-acre site — the three-story city hall and police department, and a 6,800-square-foot municipal courtroom, formerly a city fire station.

When final plans for the complex were announced in April 2015, Eric Johnson, Principal for the architectural division of Hussey Gay Bell, said he expected the site to become the centerpiece for this area of the city, known by locals as Old Pooler.

Now, nearly two years later, Johnson said it’s been special for him to watch the new complex rise from the ground up and begin to operate as anticipated.  The project represents the City’s first step towards the revitalization of historic Pooler.

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Mar 2017

Hussey Gay Bell Accepts State Award for Richmond Hill’s Wastewater Treatment Plant

Richmond Hill, GA – Local engineering and architectural firm Hussey Gay Bell was recently awarded a statewide American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia) award in the “Waste and Storm Water” category for their design of Richmond Hill’s new Sterling Creek Water Reclamation Facility project.

Hussey Gay Bell leaders, along with representatives from Richmond Hill, accepted the award at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta in front of more than 400 engineering, business and elected/appointed leaders.

“While this award was presented to Hussey Gay Bell, the city of Richmond Hill deserves a great deal of credit for being so forward-thinking about wastewater treatment needs and its direct ties to supporting the long-term growth of the city ,” said Hussey Gay Bell CEO G. Holmes Bell IV. “As the largest single expenditure in the city’s history, this project confronted highly complex challenges and embraced state-of-the-art technologies to provide the community with a renewable reuse of reclaimed water.”

The plant is able to treat up to 3 million gallons per day – double its previous capacity of 1.5 million gallons per day – and utilizes several steps in treating sewage, including biological treatment and solids separation via the membrane bioreactors.

“Having a statewide organization recognize this project is third-party confirmation that Richmond Hill is on the right path,” said Mayor Harold Fowler. “This state-of-the-art system will not only meet today’s needs but all our needs in the near future – and ensure our natural resources are being conserved and protected.”

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Mar 2017

Hussey Gay Bell Expands Presence In Southeast With Addition of Statesboro Office

Statesboro, GA – Hussey Gay Bell is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of its Statesboro office to better serve the growing Southeast Georgia region.  Hussey Gay Bell has supported the growth of Statesboro and Bulloch County for over 50 years through major infrastructure, commercial, industrial and private projects.

Mr. Evan Bennett, PE, a recent addition to Hussey Gay Bell’s civil/site development group, will spearhead the firm’s Statesboro operations while also servicing the firm’s clients throughout Southeast Georgia.  As a Senior Civil Engineer, Mr. Bennett’s primary responsibilities will include the design and permitting of projects notably in the firm’s commercial/residential, government, education and industrial markets.  Mr. Bennett has 12 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, specializing in civil/site development and transportation systems design.  He holds a Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech and is a licensed PE in the State of Georgia.  He is also a GSWCC Level II Design professional.

Mr. Nathan Brown, RLS, has been with the firm for over 17 years and currently serves as the Director of Surveying and GIS for all Hussey Gay Bell Georgia operations.  While primarily based in Savannah, Mr. Brown will expand the firm’s surveying services in the Statesboro office as well.  Mr. Brown is a Registered Land Surveyor in the State of Georgia. He is an active member of The Surveying and Mapping Society of Georgia (SAMSOG) and recipient of numerous surveying-related awards.

Mar 2017

Mercer University’s New Science Facility Reaches Fifty-Percent Completion

Macon, GA – Last Thursday marked the halfway construction completion point for Mercer University’s new Spearman C. Godsey Science Center.  Designed by Savannah-based, Hussey Gay Bell and constructed by Macon-based Chris R. Sheridan Construction Company, the new, 142,000-square-foot facility will include 60 teaching and research labs, classrooms, lecture halls and offices for Mercer’s biology and chemistry departments. The building was designed to embrace and implement Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) concepts, which incorporate a wide range of sustainability and STEM-oriented learning environment principles. The design of the building features a fusion of the historic architecture, typical to the campus, and cutting-edge 21st century teaching and research science center.  Mercer envisions this new building as the anchor for its STEM quad on campus.  It is being constructed between the School of Medicine and Willet Science Center, and at $44 million will constitute the largest single construction project in the University’s history. It is projected to be completed by December 2017.