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Patrick Fuscoe dedicated to environment, community leadership

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Exemplifying community leadership at its best, Patrick Fuscoe's true passion is for people. As a contributing member of the industry, Fuscoe is involved with the Building Industry Association and Urban Land Institute. He supports many student and community activities and organizations, has provided pro-bono services for Habitat for Humanity, HomeAid and the Boys Scouts of America, and is an annual sponsor of the Ocean Institute's Adopt-A-Class Program, which funds educational field trips for financially disadvantaged schoolchildren. Fuscoe's vision is to make a significant difference for his colleagues and his community.

Fuscoe's years of practice have led him to realize the value of Full Circle Thinking and the practicality of using a more eco-adaptive approach to engineering. Fuscoe Engineering takes pride in embracing Full Circle Thinking in shaping places that people enjoy through creative designs with heroic service. Full Circle Thinking is an underlying approach and fundamental series of truths that guide how the firm operates, who is hired and the way each project is approached. Under Fuscoe's able leadership, Fuscoe Engineering has transformed into a company of individuals who work as a team dedicated to quality, service and innovation; a company that integrates the built environment into the natural environment in a creative and responsive manner.

Fuscoe Engineering delivers innovative technical water quality management services with extensive expertise in eco-adaptive and sustainable design, urban runoff management, flood control mitigation, watershed assessment, wetland remediation and water quality regulations. Staff LEED Accreditation ensures that Fuscoe Engineering can offer clients a full range of environmentally sound and energy efficient green design options that are in compliance with USGBC guidelines. Additionally, Fuscoe headed the Green Streets Technical Committee of the Irvine Redevelopment Agency. This Committee produced a Sustainable Travelways "Green Streets" Administrative Guide, which provides strategies for more environmentally sustainable public streets in the Great Park Community, and is a further expression of Fuscoe's continued dedication to strong community leadership.

For the past three years, Fuscoe has served as chairman of the board of Miocean, a nonprofit organization. Miocean collaborates with private and public sector entities, citizens, government officials, corporations, as well as other environmental organizations to develop, support and implement programs to reduce urban runoff and preserve the environmental integrity of Southern California's beaches and coastal waters. Fuscoe has donated thousands of dollars to the cause, while employees have delivered many hours of pro bono work to the organization.

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