Our Practice

Our practice focuses on urban environments in communities both large and small including adaptive repurposing through historic preservation, new in-fill architecture, downtown strategic plans, district plans and corridor studies. Our non-urban work allows us to employ the values of smart growth and new urbanism to help our clients develop unique sustainable environments.

Our approach is to carefully evaluate the unique characteristics of the study area and craft guiding design & development principles that are grounded in market realities but reflective of the physical personality of the place.

The Gossman Group is well versed in current planning platforms such as Smart Growth, Form Based Code, New and Old Urbanism, Scenario Planning, Community Sustainability and Complete Streets. Through a heightened public engagement and research effort we identify the true community values and needs of the places we serve and chart a course of action with the most appropriate tools to achieve long-term sustainability.

Craig GossmanCraig Gossman, Principal

Craig Gossman is a modern Renaissance man – merging the artistic and scientific disciplines to bring the best of both to his design. His work is a blend of originality and pragmatism that means that the inspiring designs that you see up front become a working reality.

Craig’s rushes of creativity are in large part fueled by his musical endeavors. After all, music is art, music is math, music is culture, music is… well, a muse. This pursuit takes him on the road, playing gigs around the region. A passion for travel and adventure takes him even further afield. Exposure to a breadth of international landscapes, peoples, sights, sounds—and, indeed, skylines and structures—also informs Craig’s practice. This font of ideas is balanced by a shrewd grounding in economics, market forces, and how these influence the places he creates.

Learn more about Craig’s experience and qualifications.


Registered Professional Architect — OH, PA, KY

NCARB Certified

American Planning Association

International Downtown Association

The National Trust For Historic Preservation