Houseal Lavigne Associates is a professional consulting firm specializing in all aspects of community planning, urban design, and economic development. Our commitment is to provide unparalleled support, responsiveness, and creativity to our clients’ planning, design, and development related concerns. Our Firm is built on a foundation of excellence in customer service, strong professional relationships, and a commitment to creativity and innovation.

With our fresh approach to planning and design, our familiarity with contemporary development practices, and our ability to conduct engaging community outreach, we provide a uniquely effective and vital resource to clients. All of our assignments incorporate a highly illustrative and graphically compelling approach to communicating planning and development concepts. Our firm specializes in plans that are visionary and viable – pushing the creative envelope while being grounded in market and economic realities.

Houseal Lavigne Associates has worked with more than two hundred and fifty communities across the county, including a wide range of public and private sector planning, development, and design related assignments in twenty-two states.


John Houseal, FAICP


Dan Gardner, MPA


Brian Sims, GISP

Brandon Nolin, AICP
Principal Associate

Josh Koonce, AICP
Project Manager


Houseal Lavigne Associates is founded on a set of core principles that, when combined with our professional experience and expertise, creates a consultant firm that stands above the rest. We have succeeded in establishing a collaborative team of experts dedicated to injecting community planning, economic development, and urban design with an unparalleled level of commitment, attention, and responsiveness.

Better Community Outreach

We believe strongly in fostering a sense of “community stewardship” by using an inclusive approach to citizen outreach and participation as a foundation for our planning projects.

Commitment to Creativity

We believe vision and creativity are among the most important components of good planning and design, and we pledge to provide fresh, responsive, and intriguing ideas for local consideration.

Graphic Communication

We believe all planning processes and documents should utilize a highly illustrative and graphic approach to better communicate planning and development concepts in a user friendly, easy to understand, and attractive manner.

Technology Integration

We believe that the integration of appropriate technologies should be used to improve the planning process and product – improving communication and involvement with the public, gathering and assessing vital information, and producing more effective documents and recommendations.

Client Satisfaction

We believe client satisfaction is our top priority and strive to achieve it by developing and maintaining strong professional relationships, being responsive to clients’ concerns and aspirations, and always aiming to exceed expectations