Urban Design and Planning Partner
From his home city, Chicago, Doug leads urban design of the world’s great places, both old and new. As the leader of SOM’s global urban design and planning studio, Doug balances conceptual thinking with a realistic, hands-on approach to creating spaces and cities.
Doug is interested in the capacity of design to build community and connect people to one another. Doug’s work is distinguished by an appreciation for each project’s unique challenges and the need for a comprehensive and innovative response. Over the last two decades, he has united disparate stakeholders under cohesive visions, transforming abstract ideas into physical realities.