Our team has worked on numerous community projects throughout the Midwest. 

Our team members take special interest in the process entailed with creating solutions that connect people to the places in which they live, work and play, and to each other. With a deep appreciation for the nuances that make each place unique, our team uses a holistic approach to make sure that future visions of growth and continued prosperity can be realized.

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In her 20 year career, Lesley has been responsible for project management, project design and direction, client contact and public process facilitation on a variety of architecture and planning projects. She has experience in a full range of architecture and planning project types and scales. Her professional training and practice include both domestic and international experience with an emphasis on public engagement, liveable communities and sustainable design.

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An award-winning architectural designer, Cody brings a deep understanding of design for a wide variety of project types to the RATIO team. Often involved from the beginning of the project lifecycle, Cody is experienced in maintaining client relationships and managing the design process. He enjoys working directly with clients to develop solutions that are innovative, yet cost-effective, with an emphasis on enhancing user experiences and maximizing the potential of available resources. 

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Experienced in residential, commercial and industrial projects, his work focuses on economic and market studies, project feasibility analysis, public fiscal impact statements, brownfield redevelopment, Tax Increment Finance plans, and related redevelopment project financial planning and management.Matt also offers expertise in project management, and has led negotiations with state and federal regulatory and financial assistance agencies to secure “win-win” solutions on behalf of local governments, not-for-profits, and businesses.

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Having worked in both the public and private sectors, Daniel brings a unique perspective to RATIO’s urban planning team. He is experienced with directing community outreach, drafting policies and recommendations, producing planning graphics, visualizations, and documentation, and managing GIS datasets and analysis.

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Peter has 19 years of experience managing and conducting numerous multimodal transportation engineering, mobility planning, parking analysis, data collection, access/circulation, and subarea planning studies. With a breadth of project experience integrating transportation with other land use planning, economic development, and design disciplines, he demonstrates a fundamental understanding of key issues to balance a wide range of project considerations.

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Rory brings 14 years of experience in current and long-range land use and transportation planning projects. Her experience includes traffic impact studies, parking studies, transportation demand management plans, entitlement and permit processing, and grant proposal writing. Her long-range planning experience includes comprehensive plans, transportation plans, corridor studies, and transit-oriented development station area plans.

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