Don has played a variety of roles as a design professional – architect, landscape architect, planner – in both the public and private sectors. His greatest strength is urban design which lies at the nexus of these and other allied disciplines. Whether the task at hand pertains to livable density, transit-oriented development, “shopping center to mixed use village” transformations, or sustainable urbanism more broadly, he consistently delivers solutions with a high-level of creativity and strategic value for his clients, and local sensitivity for the communities he serves.
Don has led planning and urban design efforts in cities throughout the western US and western Canada, but his approach and values have been fundamentally shaped by Seattle and working alongside talented colleagues and mentors in the local design community. After spending five post-recessionary years away, Don recently returned home to GGLO, where he is eager to help the firm grow it’s planning and urban design practice.