Profile Overview

Affiliations & Accreditations

Member of Council for Canadian Urbanism, Member Congress for the New Urbanism, CNU-Accredited Professional (LEEDND point credit), Member New Urban Guild, Knight Fellow at University of Miami, Florida; Pasha Member Urban Land Institute, NCI Certified Charrette Planner Certificate; Imagine Calgary Working Group; LEEDND Corresponding Committee


Knight Fellow in Community Building, University of Miami    
Miami, Florida, U.S.: 2006

MEDes (Urban Design), University of Calgary    
Calgary, Alberta, Canada: 2003

BSD, Housing & Urban Development, Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, U.S.: 1998 (Honors)

Professional Experience

Director of Design: Lafayette Downtown Development Authority    
Lafayette, Lousiana, US: August 2013 – present

Principal Urban Designer, Founder: Placemakers Canada Inc. (Previously T-Six Urbanists Inc.)    
Calgary, Alberta: 2006 – present

Director Canadian Operations, Principal Urban Designer: PlaceMakers, LLC    
Delaware, US: 2007 – 2013

Senior Urban Designer, Principal, Co-Founder: Civic Design Group    
Calgary, Alberta: 2004 – 2006

Urban Design Instructor: Faculty of Environmental Design University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta: 2004 – 2005

Principal: Geoff Dyer Town Planning & Urban Design    
Calgary, Alberta: 2002 – 2004

Planner/Urban Designer, Walker Newby Partners Inc./ Urban Systems Inc.    
Calgary, Alberta: 1999 – 2002

Field Engineer, Bridgeway Construction Company    
Seattle, Washington: 1998 – 1999

Associate Planner, City of Scottsdale, Arizona    
Scottsdale, Arizona: 1997 to 1998

Lectures and Publications

Housing for Older Canadians: Insight into Senior Housing Providers & Real Estate Considerations, Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC)
Upcoming Publication due Fall 2013, Contributor

SmartCode: Placemaking Beyond Aesthetics
Centre for Urban Greenery & Ecology (CUGE) Biannual “CityGreen”, Issue 6: Green Spaces. Sustainable Cities, Winter-Spring 2013

“The Plazas of New Mexico”    
Stefanos Polyzoides and Chris Wilson, 2011: Cover Illustration    
Regular Blog Contributor with syndication to APA, Planetizen, and Better!Cities&Towns

SmartCode Workshop Educator and Lecturer:
SmartCode Workshop El Paso, November 2011

SmartCode Workshop Michigan, November 2009

SmartCode Workshop Miami, October, 2005

SmartCode @ Work Webinar Series:
"The Roundabout Debate: Swift+Dyer v. Massengale+Dover with Peter Swift, Geoff Dyer, John Massengale, and Victor Dover", June 2014

“Urban Design for Character Based Environments”, June 2012

“Urban Design Under a SmartCode”, September 2012

Alberta Professional Planners Institute,  Calgary Luncheon Series:
“Land Use Regulation for the 21st Century: Form Based Codes Essentials”, 2010

Alberta Association of the Canadian Institute of Planners, Annual Conference:
“Restructuring Rural Settlement”, 2006

“Trends in Innovation: Understanding the New Urbanism”, 2003

“Transect Seminar”, 2001 

Community Planning Association of Alberta, Annual Conference:
“Regulating Open Space & Community Design for the 21st Century”, 2009

Urban Land Institute: Healthcare Facilities Information Packet
Intown Memphis, 2009

Congress for the New Urbanism, Annual Conference: 
“Urban Lab Instructor- Austin”, 2008

“Advanced Application of the Transect in Form-Based Coding”, 2008

“Urban Lab Instructor- Denver “, 2009

“New Urbanism 202 Instructor: Form Based Codes”, 2010

Low Impact Development Conference:  
“Low Impact Development in Alberta” , 2006

Scale; Journal for the faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary
“Kabul Initiative, International Avenue Design Initiative, South City Centre”, 2003

Design Communications Association:  Drawing Exhibition, 2005

Awards & Recognition

Mayor’s Urban Design Awards 2011 (Calgary): 
Honourable Mention; Heritage Station: Station Area Plan, 2011

Brownie Award, Canadian Urban Institute: 
Communications, Marketing, and Public Engagement; 52nd Street Charrette, 2008

Arthur Ross Award, Institute of Classical Architecture : 
Community Design: The Mississippi Renewal Forum (Forum Member), 2006

Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award: 
“International Avenue Design Initiative”, Student & Faculty (Faculty), 2005

Project Experience:

Listed Chronologically

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