Dennis Wilson, FAICP, MRAIC, CNU-A

Dennis Wilson’s work merges the fields of Town Planning, Urban Design, Architecture and Sustainability. Trained as an architect (BArch, Honors, UT, Austin; MArch, Penn) and as a city planner (MCP, Penn), he has focused his career on the creation of public places and communities with enduring value, winning numerous awards from local and national professional and civic associations.

Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. Wilson worked with Wallace, McHarg, Roberts and Todd in Philadelphia, and the Chandler Kennedy Architectural Group in Calgary, Alberta. While with those firms, he was responsible for major planning and urban design projects in both the U.S. and Canada. This experience is complemented by senior level government positions in the City Planning Departments of Toronto, Calgary and Dallas. He formed his own consulting company in 1986, and continues today as TOWNSCAPE, Inc. which was co-founded with Jim Richards.

Dennis has led a broad range of planning and urban design projects, including Traditional Neighborhood Developments (TNDs), Transit Oriented Developments (TODs), Downtown Revitalization and Urban Design Plans and strategies, and Form-Based Codes. Additionally, he has programmed and planned for new development such as the 4,000-acre Town of Westlake, TX, and the 27,000-acre Summerlin New Town by Howard Hughes Properties, NV.

Dennis is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP), a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (MRAIC), and is a founder and serves on the Board of Directors of the Congress for New Urbanism, North Texas Chapter.

He has supported both graduate and under graduate courses in architecture, city planning, landscape architecture and urban design for University of Toronto and University of Texas at Arlington. He also recently conducted a special graduate level Architectural Studio on Transit Oriented Development (TOD) with James Harwick Partners and Mesa Design for UTA.