Joe is the New Projects Director for Public Interest Projects, Inc (PIP). Prior to working with PIP, he served as the Urban Designer for the City of West Palm Beach, Florida. He was the City’s first Urban Designer and served as the Zoning Administrator for the downtown. Joe has worked in town planning with Duany Plater-Zyberk, in architecture with Zyscovich Architects, and in real estate finance with John Hancock of Boston. In addition to his private sector service, Joe has lectured across the country on Incentive Zoning, Form-based Code, Transfer of Development Rights and the role of urban design in community development.
Joe is active in the Asheville community, serving on the boards of the Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods and the Asheville Downtown Association, as well as volunteering support on matters of affordable housing and planning issues. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Certified Planners. Joe lives in West Asheville with his wife Caroline and their two dogs. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from University of Miami and a Masters in Architecture and Urban Design from Harvard University.