Martin, a Senior Urban Designer, has been practicing urban design and town planning nationally and internationally since 1992. Educated and trained in Dutch and European urbanism, he applies his expertise to a variety of projects encompassing the ranging scales of regions, cities, towns, and neighborhoods. Committed to community-based placemaking, he has a strong theoretical interest and practical expertise in complex urban projects that integrate mixed-use, high-density, pedestrian-friendly, and transit-oriented design components with natural systems. A common foundation of his work is the pursuit of the “essence of place”, through historic analysis of the relationship between geomorphology and human settlement patterns.