City of Charleston
John Tecklenburg., Mayor, City of Charleston, SC. His agenda directs Design Division projects and continues to affirm the Charleston Civic Design Center as a community asset.
Jacob Lindsey, Director, Department of Planning Preservation and Sustainability. He directs the larger City department that coordinates all planning in Charleston. Jacob is also the former director of the Design Division.
Design Division works closely with other divisions and departments in the City of Charleston as our core partners and clients.
Divisions of the Department of Planning Preservation and Sustainability:
Urban Design & Historic Preservation
Business and Neighborhood Services
Design Division is the municipal urban design studio located on the second floor of the Charleston Civic Design Center. We elevate the dialogue of civic design in the city and facilitate the creation of well-designed places. Design Division is one of five units of the City of Charleston's Department of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability.
Allen Davis, AICP is the Director of the Design Division and the Charleston Civic Design Center. He is an urban designer and certified city planner and has worked in Portland (Oregon), Asheville, Charlotte and Wilmington (North Carolina).
Contact him at email@example.com.
Current Staff and Interns:
Morgan Gundlach, Urban Designer
Annie Cary, Intern
Stevie Chen, Intern
Elise Padilla, Intern
Madeleine Sanders, Intern
Urban Land Institute (ULI)*
American Institute of Architects (AIA)*
Clemson Architecture Center
College of Charleston, Historic Preservation & Community Planning
American Planning Association
Congress of New Urbanism
National Association of City Transportation Officials
American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA)*
*Local chapter partnership.
The original Director was architect Michael Maher, who is now the project manager at West Edge (a newly emerging mixed use district just north of MUSC).
Former Staff and Interns:
Andrew Spitzer, Intern
Elizabeth Crimmins, Intern
Tavaris Brooks, Intern
Lillian Jones, Intern
Aiden Lillie, Intern
Kathryn Matrangola, Intern
Vivian Gao, Urban Designer
Jackson Burke, Intern
Stephanie Mathena, Intern
Sonny Sisan, Intern
Claire Warshauer, Intern
David Herero, Urban Designer
Ashley Davis, Intern
Rachel Powell, Intern
Nicole Bronola, Intern
Laney Tuten, Intern