Openlands Board Member Doug Voigt

Doug Voigt is a partner in SOM’s Chicago office, where he leads the firm’s City Design Practice focused on regions and cities around the world. Since joining SOM in 1995, he has been recognized as leading designs that integrate urban and environmental thinking, and brings innovative problem solving around complex urban challenges. He is interested in the capacity of design to build community and connect people to one another. Voigt’s work is distinguished by a passionate appreciation for each project’s unique challenges and the need for a holistic and innovative response.

Doug is a strong advocate that every plan explores the relationship of social and natural systems within our larger urban ecology. This inquisitive, forward-looking approach allows for the positioning of ideas to holistically address the range of possibilities – driven by research around the built environment, the quality of the public realm, and the extended benefit and engaged participation with communities.

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