O’Dell Engineering News: Chad Kennedy Named in The Modesto Bee’s 20 Under 40 Class of 2016

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We are excited to announce that O’Dell Engineering Associate Landscape Architect Chad Kennedy was named one of The Modesto Bee’s 20 Under 40 Class of 2016!

Out of over 70 submissions, Mr. Kennedy was selected to be a member of this inaugural class of local rising stars. In May, the Modesto Bee solicited nominations for outstanding emerging leaders who have not only achieved professional success, but have demonstrated a passion for enhancing our local community.

Mr. Kennedy holds a Master’s of Landscape Architecture from Utah State University. He is a licensed landscape architect in California, an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, a NRPA Certified Playground Safety Inspector, a LEED AP BD+C professional, and is ESRI ArcView Certified.

Mr. Kennedy is an active member of the Modesto-area community. In 2009, Mr. Kennedy was appointed as the Director of Landscape Architecture at O’Dell Engineering and in 2013 he was made an Associate at the firm. In this role he has designed and overseen countless community improvement projects in the area including parks, playgrounds, trails, recreation facilities, residential developments, transportation systems, and commercial landscapes.

In every project he completes, his design is focused on positively impacting the community through innovative, sustainable, and inclusive design principles. As a local designer he commits himself to at least one pro-bono project each year as a way of giving back and saying “thank you” to his local community. His fundamental strong work ethic, business accomplishments, passion for the industry, educational accomplishments, involvement in the community, public education efforts, dedication to his faith, and strong family values are core to his success in the region.

Mr. Kennedy is a leader in the field of landscape architecture, in the community of Modesto, and here at O’Dell! We are so proud to have you as a part of the O’Dell team!

The Modesto Bee’s 20 Under 40 Class of 2016 members will be honored at an event on Wednesday evening at the Gallo Center from 6:00-8:00pm. Tickets are available for purchase here.

To see Mr. Kennedy’s feature in The Modesto Bee, click here.

To learn more about the landscape architecture department, click here.

To learn more about Mr. Kennedy’s latest pro-bono project “The Awesome Spot”, click here.

To view Mr. Kennedy’s monthly newsletter, LAND Connections, which provides information related to landscape architecture, click here.

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