Centennial Celebration Features E911 and 811 Project

Centennial Celebration Features E911 and 811 Project

(September 02, 2020) – As part of their 2020 centennial celebration, the Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects (APELSCIDLA) has released a book showcasing great work done by licensed professionals in the Commonwealth.

The works were each selected as a nod to a decade over the past 100 years. Balzer & Associates is honored to have our work with the Blue Hills Communication Center featured as one of the projects representing the 2020 decade. The one-story, 29,000 square foot center is a unique, mission critical facility that will now house the City of Roanoke’s Emergency 911 Department and Virginia 811 Utility Protection Services.

The Communications Center was a technologically demanding project, requiring specialty communications equipment and back-up power, along with exercise rooms, locker rooms, offices, conference, and training spaces. The new space provides for a better work environment with views of Read Mountain as well as room for growth. The facility sits on a 6.5-acre site. Balzer & Associates provided services including environmental, surveying, schematic design, civil engineering and site design, architectural, landscape architecture, structural engineering, construction documents, and construction administration.

Check out all the great projects by clicking on the following link, including ours on page 44! APELSCIDLA Centennial PDF


About Balzer & Associates, Inc.
Established in 1968, Balzer & Associates is a development consulting company that provides planning, architectural, engineering, surveying, and related services throughout Virginia and surrounding areas. The company is headquartered in Roanoke and has additional offices in Richmond, Staunton, New River Valley, Harrisonburg, and Lynchburg.