The Team

Urban Design Partners is guided by professional designers who are committed to the process of growing a vision into reality. We build on past experience to create innovative designs. We combine our talent and knowledge in engineering, planning and landscape architecture to provide intelligent and creative direction.

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BRIAN SMITH

UNC Charlotte


What job did you have in high school?
Grocery Store

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Invisibility

Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
Gatherer

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Paul Pennell

Clemson


What’s the one TV show you never miss?
Any documentary by Ken Burns

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?
Sweet Potato Cake from Brickstreet Café in Greenville, SC

Who is your favorite cartoon character(s)?
Calvin and Hobbes

Brian Richards

West Virginia University


What are rainy days good for?
Watching movies and being lazy with my wife. Though our son Jack and our dog Buster don’t usually allow us the desired amount of laziness.

What job did you have in high school?
Straight out of Tin Cup, I was dodging golf balls on the driving range as the range picker.

Dogs or Cats or both. 
Dogs… Dogs are just better… except maybe my dog..?

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Hollie Colony

Purdue


What’s the one TV show you never miss?
New Girl

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?
Watching The Bachelor Franchise of shows

What are your biggest pet peeves?
People who don’t return their shopping cart to the cart corral

Brian Rosenfeld

UNC Charlotte


What’s the one TV show you never miss?
Big Bang Theory

What’s your go-to midnight snack?
Cold Pizza. It never tastes any better!

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Breathe underwater so I can find treasures and ancient civilizations.

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Maggie Watts

University of Tennessee B.S. / NC State MLA


What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?
Shoes and sour candy (in that order)

What are your biggest pet peeves?
Being late

What’s your go-to midnight snack?
Peanut butter toast

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Susan Wysotski

The Art Institute of Charlotte


Who is your favorite cartoon character?
Felix the Cat

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Time Travel

What’s your favorite ‘90s jam?
MB20 album “Yourself or someone like you”

Hannah Breed

University of South Carolina


What’s your go-to midnight snack?
Popcorn (midnight, movies, dinner, anytime)

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
To understand every language. It would make traveling so easy!

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
A really gaudy, yet awesome combination of Tennessee orange and South Carolina garnet because I’m a Volunteer by birth and a Gamecock by choice!

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Nevin Chamberlain-Gentry

Clemson


What’s your go-to midnight snack?
Peanut Butter

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Invisibility

What’s your favorite 90’s jam?
Informer – Snow

Taylor Farr

University of Georgia


What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?
The High School Musical franchise (HSM 1 has the best plot, HSM 2 has the best music, and HSM 3 had the best budget but really fell short of my expectations.)

What’s your go-to midnight snack?
Shredded cheese from the bag. Please don’t judge me.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
You KNOW I’d be moving things with my mind like my homegirl Matilda.

Caroline Smith

University of South Carolina


Are you a dog or a cat person?
Dogs. My dream is to own a Chocolate Lab and a Great Dane.

What job did you have in high school?
House Painter

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be?
Strawberry Blonde – it’s my hair color!

Darvin Wilson

UNC Charlotte


Where would your dream vacation be?
I would love to go somewhere tropical like Bora Bora or Fiji. Anywhere with water and natural beauty.

What’s your go-to midnight snack?
I’m addicted to hummus and pita

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Telekinesis for sure. Who wouldn’t wanna be able to move things with their mind?

Ivan Bailey

UNC Charlotte


What was your favorite afterschool snack from your childhood?
Pizza Rolls.

Where would your dream vacation be?
If I was guaranteed a safe return trip, outer space.

What is your favorite ’90s jam?
Most of my favorites are from the 2000’s, but Cher’s Believe was a great 90’s song.

ETHAN GARNER

NC State B.S. / Cornell University MLA


What’s the one TV show you miss?
American Horror Story and The Walking Dead (but every show I obsess over ultimately gets canceled, so it’s only a matter of time before either of those are).

What are your biggest pet peeves?
When people chew with their mouth open.

Who is your favorite cartoon character?
Scooby-Doo! I’ve seen every episode at least 15 times (and I mean the original not the new ones that have come out in the past ten years).

Eddie Prestigiacomo

University of South Carolina


Are you a night owl or an early bird?
A night owl living the early bird life.

Do you have a go-to karaoke song?
River Bank by Brad Paisley.

What was your favorite afterschool snack from your childhood?
Gushers.

Anna Flournoy

Randolph College


What job did you have in high school?
Waitress at iHOP

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
The ability to transport anywhere I wanted!

What’s your favorite 90’s jam?
Backstreet Boys “I Want It That Way”

Kendra Teune

Purdue


What are your biggest pet peeves?
When people walk slow in front of me.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
I would be a new hybrid color called ‘Yellange’. It would be the greatest combination of yellow and orange. Everyone knows the rivalry going on over which color is the true color of the sun… yellow OR orange. This color could finally end the debate!

What’s one TV show you never miss?
Grey’s Anatomy

Devin Gangadeen

Clemson


Where would your dream vacation take you?
Plane hopping to all the natural wonders of the world.

Which of the Winnie-the-Pooh characters are you?
Tigger.

What are rainy days good for?
Rainy days are good for scary movies.

Lexi Chacalos

West Virginia University


What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?
Any and all baked goods.

What are rainy days good for?
Naps on naps on naps.

You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with the elephant?
Register it as an emotional support elephant so I can take it on my Target run.

Nick Harrison

West Virginia University


What job did you have in high school?
Lawn Maintenance.

Choose: Dogs or Cats or both.
Dogs. I have two!

Are you a night owl or an early bird?
Night owl! Mornings aren’t my thing.

Elizabeth Mueller

University of Maryland, College Park


What is your biggest pet peeve?
Walking behind someone who is slowly moving up/down stairs

Where would your dream vacation take you?
Hiking the Scottish Isles.

Do you have a go-to karaoke song?
“Love is a Battlefield” by Pat Benatar

Miller Snyder

Clemson University


What are rainy days good for?
Anything if you don’t mind getting wet.

What job did you have in high school
I worked with the circus.

Are you a night owl or an early bird?
Sleep is for the weak.