NDC Welcomes New Staff Members!

Updated: Nov 7


Senior Planner Juliana Silveira (left), and Urban Planning Interns Carlos Iniguez (middle) and Brad Biehl (right).



The Neighborhood Design Center welcomes our new senior planner, Juliana Silveira, and two new urban planning interns. Juliana comes to the NDC from MKSK Columbus where she worked as a project planner and urban designer. In her new role at the NDC, Juliana will be instrumental to all community outreach efforts, assisting with intern mentorship and professional development, marketing initiatives and expanding broader community partnership opportunities. Juliana brings over fifteen years of professional experience in both planning and architectural design from both public and private projects. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at The Ohio State University and has also taught at the Niehoff Urban Studio/ Community Design Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.


A native of Brazil, Juliana received her Bachelor of Architecture and Planning at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, and Master of Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati. Her professional experience has ranged from interior design, public and private architectural and planning projects as firm principal while in Brazil to managing a broad range of community planning and urban design projects as a senior planner at MKSK Columbus.


Carlos Iniguez is a graduate student in City & Regional Planning at OSU. A native of Houston, Texas, he earned his master’s degree in microbiology at OSU before moving to a career in planning. Carlos is passionate about equitable transportation planning and placemaking, especially for immigrant communities. In his work, he hopes to empower communities by making their mobility options more accessible and equitable to allow those communities to create a lived environment that truly expresses and serves them.


Brad Biehl joins the team as a planning intern, as he pursues his master’s in city and regional planning at OSU. He’s focused on post-car and car-free urban development, exploring what making cities for people actually looks like, and telling meaningful stories about our environments and the people that catalyze them. He’s a deep generalist; also excited by entrepreneurship, bikes, sustainable supply chains, soccer, and anything that involves being outside all day.


NDC is pleased to welcome these new additions and look forward to the wealth of experience and expertise they bring as NDC furthers initiatives that create stronger communities in Central Ohio.


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