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Congratulations to Nabila Nur, Urban Planning + Design, Dallas, who passed the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) exam.

AICP  is the American Planning Association's professional institute that provides education and certification for professional planners in ethics, professional development, planning education and the standards of planning practice.
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For the first time ever, Freese and Nichols will have a team exhibit at the National Organization of Minority Architects conference.

Shad Comeaux, Alexis Garcia and Tiffany McLeod will present “Beyond the Building, Keeping Urban Design In Mind” at the 45th NOMA Convention and Expo Oct. 11-14 in Houston.

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Congratulations to the project team for the City of Edmond Downtown Master Plan, which won the Outstanding Plan Award from the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Planning Association.

The purpose of this project was to create a plan for a pedestrian friendly downtown, University of Central Oklahoma campus and residential area. The recommended improvements support the viability, development and connectivity of downtown. This plan includes downtown strategies to guide policy creation, and assist municipal...

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The City of Edmond, Oklahoma, with its well-defined main street, already had big ideas about redeveloping historic downtown. The City and the Central Edmond Urban District Board (CEUDB) had developed and adopted two separate plans – in 1998 and 2011 – for revitalizing the urban core.

Despite the work accomplished in both plans in setting a vision for the City, Edmond was still struggling with precisely how to reach this vision. The City had

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Congratulations to Staron Faucher, Urban Planning + Design, Dallas, who has passed the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) exam. He was required to be a member of the American Planning Association, meet education and experience requirements and pass the exam to earn the certification.

Staron joins seven other certified planners at Freese and Nichols: Shad Comeaux, Erica Craycraft-...

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Congratulations to Chelsea Irby, Urban Planning + Design, Dallas, who received the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) 2015 Outstanding Planning Student Award.​ She accepted the honor at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs (CAPPA) awards banquet on Wednesday, April 22. 

The award is by professor nomination only. The...

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Daniel Harrison and Chelsea Irby, both Urban Planning and Design, Dallas, presented at the Student Planning Association (SPA) meeting on Wednesday, April 1, at the University of Texas at Arlington. They shared some of their work experience as urban planners at Freese and Nichols.

Chelsea, President of the SPA, felt they could help teach students in the City & Regional Planning program about the type of work entry-level city planners will be required to do. "Daniel and I do development review services for Corinth, Crandall, DeSoto, and Celina," Chelsea said. "We used examples...

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In West Texas, Project Manager Brandon Gonzalez has helped the City of Odessa energize public participation for the Envision Odessa Comprehensive Plan. “As we started the project we scoped out a number of meetings, and at first we didn’t have good attendance,” he says. Then they tried a completely different approach to public involvement. The team reached out to different sections of the community, holding meetings with African American and Latino residents as well as a downtown walking tour, changing...

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