Archive for December, 2014

CDH Partners places top 5 Heart Walk sponsors


CDH Partners was a leading sponsor for the 2014 Northwest Atlanta Heart Walk, which was held on October 25. This was the Walk’s 10th anniversary and CDH placed fifth out of 38 companies that supported the efforts of this years 5k walk. Proceeds are used for research for cardiovascular disease and to educate the community about the disease. This year’s event drew nearly 2,000 attendants and raised over $300,000.00. Leaders for the American Heart Association say support always begins with the local people who want to become involved with a potentially life-saving event. There was also a one mile survivor route included in this year’s event.

CDH releases WellStar Pediatric Center Video

The WellStar Pediatric Center means so much to the Cobb County, Georgia, community. This brightly lit facility contains state-of-the-art technology that was designed especially for children and students from birth to 21. CDH Partners designed it to be a relaxing environment that increases positive patient experiences while yielding better healthcare outcomes.

InteractiveWebInteractive displays, electronic tablet stations, age appropriate seating, flat screen monitors, and window glazing make this center a place that children enjoy visiting. It also contains Urgent Care, MRI, doctor’s offices, and physical therapy. View the video here.

Melissa Cantrell Named to Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors



Melissa Cantrell (AIA, LEED AP), principal for CDH Partners, was recently named to the Cobb County Chamber Board of Directors for the Marietta Area Council. The Cobb County Chamber is one of the most successful chambers in the nation. It offers its 2,500 members an unparalleled platform for networking, professional development, and brand visibility.

Cantrell joined CDH in 1999 and the leader of the Education Studio. She is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology where she received a Bachelor of Science with honors in Architecture and Masters in architecture with honors. She is also a 2014 graduate of Leadership Cobb.

With 15 years of experience in architectural design and master planning, she has been repeatedly recognized for her talents, leadership, and articulate voice within CDH. As a registered architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, she works with major school districts in the Atlanta Metropolitan Region and has designed high performance education spaces for students from kindergarten to university level. Her guidance to area schools has positively impacted learning environments for thousands of metro-Atlanta students.

She also has served as an officer for the Woodstock Rotary Club and is an active member of the Georgia Association of Physical Plant Administrators, Council of Educational Facility Planners, Georgia Association of School Facility Administrators, and the United States Green Building Council. In the past, she is a graduate of the Atlanta Regional Commission Regional Leadership Institute.