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ABOUT

We believe that when taking the time to plan and design your community, the goal should be to make it extraordinary. This is achieved by exploiting locally-remarkable cultural, historical, and aspirational designs and economic development ideas to create inspired plans and projects of every kind. We're passionate about creating revered, competitive places that people and businesses naturally want to be a part of.

WHO

Amanda Golden | Managing Principal

I'm a Certified Creative Placemaker and the Assistant Director of the Central Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association. I have extensive knowledge and practice in tapping and extracting the beloved local stories and values people care about in every community. I also have an insatiable curiosity for helping citizens visually define their local culture utilizing my urban planning, research, and public participation background. As a writer, graphic designer, and a plan publisher, my joy is putting my skills to work for places that want to stand out from the rest.

Josh Lapp | Principal

I'm a city planner who has extensive professional experience in real estate development and design review. My hobby has long been analyzing the quality of places through conversations with community members on what works and what doesn’t, which development projects have staying power and why, and proving that ‘quality in’ really does yield ‘quality out’. As a business owner, transit board member, and design review commissioner, I have turned my hobby into my profession and my profession into my hobby.

Sarah Marsom | Associate

Growing up collecting Junior Ranger badges at National Parks imparted an appreciation for heritage and the impact history has on present day communities that I carry into my work today. Historic preservation is my passion and profession. My work emphasizes building community understanding of preservation and ensuring the built environment is conducive to contemporary living while respecting the past. I am the Chair of the Young Ohio Preservationists, a Heritage Ohio board member and Co-Leader of the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists.

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  • Homegrown ideas to celebrate local values.
    Designing Local | Page 14
  • Invest in locally-inspired design for a powerful local economy.
    Designing Local | Page 24
  • Uncover your own groundbreaking ideas that can't be easily copied.
    Designing Local | Page 33

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  • Homegrown ideas to celebrate local values.
    Designing Local | Page 14
  • Invest in locally-inspired design for a powerful local economy.
    Designing Local | Page 24
  • Uncover your own groundbreaking ideas that can't be easily copied.
    Designing Local | Page 33