Barry Gordon

Chief Operating Officer, Senior Planner

Mr. Gordon’s experience in military education and training, policy, and planning with The Urban Collaborative dates back to 2008. From 2002-2008 his experience was in public and private sector urban design and landscape preservation planning. He has served as the primary and contributing author to many area development plans, numerous master plans, form-based codes, and transportation and aviation studies on Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps installation, Joint Base, NIST, NASA, and DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers. He has worked extensively within the CONUS and OCONUS.  He has developed curriculum and taught basic, intermediate and advanced master planning classes for the Army Corps of Engineers Master Planning Institute and the American Planning Association. In addition, he has served on several planning projects that have received twenty national awards over the last five years.

Mr. Gordon is also a faculty member and researcher at the University of Oregon.  He is the Associate Director of The Urban Design Lab, an urban-design based institute at the University of Oregon. He teaches urban design and landscape architecture design studios, workshop facilitation, project development, and media classes. Gordon’s focus is in participatory planning and design processes.

Mr. Gordon holds Masters degrees in both Landscape Architecture and Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon, and a Bachelor of Science in Community Development and Applied Economics degree from the University of Vermont. Mr. Gordon is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and holds the designation of LEED Green Associate by the Green Building Certification Institute. Barry has been an active member of the APA’s Federal Planning Division since 2012.


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LEED Green Associate