Meet our Pattern Project Contributors

Champions for a decarbonized future with greater equity, health, and happiness



Farr Associates is a firm of optimistic architects and planners passionate about cities, sustainability and leadership. We operate with an intent to innovate, tracking opportunities to achieve local, regional or even global “firsts.” Our planners and architects work in integrated design teams to create award-winning designs that provide the most client benefit for the least cost. Our best work results from close collaboration with clients on projects that aspire to attain social, economic and environmental goals, often at the crossroads of urbanism and architecture.

As a Benefit Corporation, Farr Associates strives for a positive and measurable impact on society, employees, and the environment. We maintain a reputation of actively working on behalf of those with diverse needs and identities, while belonging and contributing to a larger and just context. We align our business with a public good through full transparency– from our employee policies to our design intentions and community engagement.



Pattern Contributors

The Pattern Project empowers local actors to accelerate change through social and urban design strategies at the neighborhood scale. This website provides resources and information to get started.





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Burning Man Project

Aekta Shah

Streetwyze

Alexa Bush

Planning and Development Department, City of Detroit

Alicia Daniels Uhlig

International Living Future Institute (ILFI)

Aly Andrews (inspired by Ray Oldenberg)

Farr Associates

Andrew Faulkner

Connect Oakland and Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP

Antwi Akom

Streetwyze

Bill Lennertz

National Charrette Institute

Brent Shraiberg

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago

Brent Toderian

Toderian UrbanWorks

Chris Sensenig

Connect Oakland and Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP

Christopher Volk-Zimmerman

Zimmerman/Volk Associates, Inc.

Clare Butterfield

Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF)

Cole Roberts

Arup

Dan Burden

Blue Zones LLC

Dan Rieden

Planning and Development Department, City of Detroit

Daniel Parolek

Opticos Design, Inc.

Daniel Slone

McGuireWoods LLP

Daryl Rose Davis

Seaside, FL

David Fields

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc.

Debra Shore

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago

Douglas Farr

Farr Associates

Emily Talen

The University of Chicago

Erin Kelly

Planning and Development Department, City of Detroit

Fred Kent

Project for Public Spaces (PPS)

Gail Vittori

Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

Grant M. Hromas (inspired by John Crompton)

Farr Associates

Herbert Dreiseitl

Liveable Cities Lab, Rambøll Group

Ilana Preuss

Recast City LLC

Isis Ferguson

University of Chicago, Place Lab

James Macmillen

Planning and Development Department, City of Detroit

Jamie Simone

The Trust for Public Land

Janette Sadik-Khan

Bloomberg Associates

Janine de la Salle

Urban Food Strategies

Jason F. McLennan

Living Building Challenge

Jessica Millman

Natural Resources Defense Council

John G. Ellis

Mithun

John Leys

Sherwood Design Engineers

Joshua Karlin-Resnick

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc.

Kareeshma Ali (inspired by Candy Chang)

Farr Associates

Katrin Klingenberg

Passive House Institute US | PHIUS

Laurie Volk

Zimmerman/Volk Associates, Inc.

Lawrence Morrissey

City of Rockford, Illinois

Mary Nelson

Bethel New Life, Inc.

Matthew McGrane

Farr Associates

Maurice Cox

Planning and Development Department, City of Detroit

Mike Lydon

The Street Plans Collaborative

Mohammad Momin

Mithun

Nancy Clanton

Clanton & Associates, Inc.

Omar Davis

Planning and Development Department, City of Detroit

Patrick Kennedy

Panoramic Interests

R. John Anderson

Anderson | Kim Architecture + Urban Design

Richard J. Jackson

University of California, Los Angeles

Robert J. Gibbs

Gibbs Planning Group

Sachin Anand

dbHMS

Samantha Thomas

Blue Zones LLC

Sameer Divekar

dbHMS

Scott Bernstein

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Seth Solomonow

Bloomberg Associates

Stefanos Polyzoides

Moule & Polyzoides

Steve Mouzon

studioSky

Steve Nygren

Serenbe Community

Susan A. Shaheen

Transportation Sustainability Research Center, University of California, Berkeley

Tessa Cruz

Streetwyze

Thomas E. Ennis

City of Austin, Texas

Thomas H. Price

Conservation Design Forum

Tim Kirkby

Farr Associates

Todd Zimmerman

Zimmerman/Volk Associates, Inc.

Vinayak Bharne

Moule & Polyzoides

Site Champions

The Pattern Project empowers local actors to accelerate change through social and urban design strategies at the neighborhood scale. This website provides resources and information to get started.





Neighborhood Advocates

The Pattern Project empowers local actors to accelerate change through social and urban design strategies at the neighborhood scale. This website provides resources and information to get started.