Charrette Design Team

CHARRETTE DESIGN TEAM

We were blessed to form an incredible charrette design team composed of very experienced and creative members to bring the best thinking in creating a livable, walkable community for Gwinnett County.

Town Planners

Tom Low is Director of Town Planning for Civic By Design. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Masters Degree in Suburb and Town Design from the University of Miami. He is active in urban design projects and has completed over 150 multi-day master plan design charrettes including communities integrating ecology and urbanism through Light Imprint green infrastructure and small-scale Learning Cottage schools.

Drew Bowman holds a Masters Degree in Suburb and Town Design and a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from the University of Miami. Since graduating he has worked on various charrettes both domestically and abroad. Currently, he is a designer and Project Manager for a new urbanist developer in Huntersville, NC that focuses on projects in the Charlotte Area.

Logan Creech holds a Masters Degree in Urban Design from UNC-Charlotte. His undergraduate degree is in Sustainable Development. He has worked locally and traveled to regions of Africa and China to study the effects of suburbanization on quality of life and regional sustainability.

Brian Ford holds Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University at North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is particularly passionate about the physical planning of streetcar suburbs and traditional neighborhood developments. Previous work experience includes commercial real estate appraisal and conducting market research While originally from Richmond, Brian has spent time in Charlotte, Orlando, and Washington, DC.

Architects

Kenny Craft is Founder of Craft Design Studio, PLLC is an Architecture firm specializing in Authentic, Traditionally Rooted Architecture, in an Urban context. Kenny is a passionate advocate of the New Urbanist movement, and the work of Craft Design Studio strives to align with, and advance it’s principles. He holds a Bachelors from Auburn University.

Bill Harris is an architect with a Master of Architecture from The Savannah College of Art and Design, Bill is a Partner with Allison Ramsey Architects in it’s involvement in several of the most successful Traditional Neighborhood Developments in the southeast. Bill manages a team of architects plays a critical role in producing visioning documents for these projects with his graphic and rendering skills.

Michael J McDonough is an Architect with a small design-oriented firm based in Asheville and Black Mountain North Carolina. He has assisted in the development of Cheshire Village, Creston, Acadia, Altura, and Eastwood Village. With the goal to arrive at a design that is sensitive to the site context and regional vernacular, while creating a sense of place.

Eric Moser is Principal of Moser Design Group, Inc. a residential design, and New Urbanist planning firm located in Beaufort, South Carolina with a principle mission to design and reinvigorate traditional settlement patterns, architecture and building methodologies within the context of walkable mixed-use communities.

Scott Schoel grew up in North Alabama and received his education at Auburn University. Scott has been integrally involved in the actual building process throughout much of his career. He has been the founder of two custom woodworking companies, which gives him practical experience that he is able to use as a resource. His experience is unique among his peers, which allows him the added dimension that makes his work practical, buildable, and beautiful.

Joshua Hale is the Founder of Village Features LLC in Bluffton, SC. His company creates visualization solutions like architectural renderings and 360 virtual tours and is a member of the Don Ryan Center for Innovation also in Bluffton. He holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Clemson University.

Agriculture, Garden and Ecology

Greg Ramsey, Greg holds a Master of Architecture from Georgia Tech. He is principal and chief designer of Village Habitat Design. Village Habitat’s expertise in Food Systems Design helps resolve ecology, economics, community, and individual needs to create projects that provide a higher quality of life and a reduced ecological impact.

Patrick Kelly studied landscape architecture at Clemson University and has worked as an urban designer on various charrettes and as project manager for Habersham Land Co.. He is the manager of the Village of Habersham Marketplace and SILO, an on-line local growers market.

Engineering

Waylon Hoge and Mark Romano of Integrity Engineering and Development Services based in Dacula Georgia. Integrity Engineering manages all aspects of commercial planning and design. They handle the project design from conception to realization with a full service approach by providing permitting, project management, project documentation, and legal exhibit preparation throughout the project timeline. They also offer complete ADA (American Disability Act) consulting and post-construction inspections for ADA compliance.

Additional Consultants

George Winters & Jim Hasenbeck – Studio Architecture

Marianne Cusato – The Just Right Home

Ross Chapin – Pocket Neighborhoods

Clay Chapman – Hope for Architecture, The 1000 Year House

Lew Oliver – Whole Town Solutions

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