Our staff is comprised of planners and urban designers with a dedication to building and sustaining vibrant communities. We are licensed planners, urban designers, and instructors at several Universities in sustainable and community planning and urban design. Staff commitment to the principles of sustainability and smart growth has resulted in plans and projects that have received state, regional and national recognition. Adherence to the principles of sustainability is also reflected in our personal choices, from our office location, to our commuting, to the communities where we choose to live.
Robert Melvin is the Principal of Group Melvin Design. For more than three decades, Bob has worked tirelessly to improve communities throughout New Jersey. Read more about Bob's work
Planner & Urban Designer II
Sara Woolf's facination in urban planning began with an interest in how people use the world and why. She completed her graduate studies in community planning at University of Cincinnati, where she focused on neighborhood-level redevelopment. Sara's work at GMD has focused on Redevelopment, neighborhood planning, and design driven land use ordinances. Read more about Sara's work
As a planner with a background in architecture, Julie has always had an appreciation for the importance of design in creating great cities. Julie is experienced in many aspects of planning, including research and analysis, economic development, urban design, and community engagement. Read more about Julie's work
Senior Planner / Projects Director
Since joining the firm, Adam has worked extensively on redevelopment plans, form-based codes, and has been deeply involved in efforts to broaden public participation hard-to-reach communities. Read more about Adam's work
Planner & Urban Designer I
Matt’s passion for planning and good design is based in a deep appreciation of people and places. As a planner, Matt thrives on fully understanding the opportunities and challenges facing cities and neighborhoods, and devising actionable solutions alongside members of the community.
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