Joseph Pobiner has joined NELSON as Regional Practice Leader, Mixed-Use. Joe will work closely with national leadership to expand the firm’s Mixed-Use practice with a focus on the Texas and Southwest markets. Additionally, Joe will serve as a firmwide planning and urban design resource.

Throughout his illustrious career, Joe has been involved in a wide array of projects, spanning diverse markets including healthcare, hospitality, corporate and university campuses, mixed-use developments, sports and entertainment venues, civic projects, and residential developments. Notable among his accomplishments are his contributions to signature projects such as NFL stadiums and other major league venues, comprehensive plans for communities across Texas and the United States, as well as master plans for cities in Latin America and the Middle East.

Prior to joining NELSON, Joe garnered esteemed recognition for his contributions to the planning and urban design field. In 2010, Joe was inducted into the American Institute of Certified Planners’ College of Fellows – the highest honor bestowed on professional planners. Furthermore, his distinction as a Distinguished Alumnus of The Ohio State University in 2012 solidified his reputation as an influential figure in the industry, making him only the second planner to receive this honor (at the time) since its establishment in 1954.

Joe currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Congress of the New Urbanism’s (CNU) North Texas Chapter. In the past, he held the position of US President of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) and contributed his expertise as a valued Board member of the American Planning Association’s (APA) Texas Chapter. Joe’s profound impact on the industry, combined with his extensive knowledge and leadership experience, make him an invaluable addition to the NELSON team.