allison platt & associates

Allison A. Platt, MLA, PLA, ASLA

Allison Platt is an urban designer and landscape architect with experience in a wide variety of large and small scale design projects including downtown revitalization strategies, town center master plans, urban site and district plans, corridor studies, streetscape and park design and construction documents, and waterfront development plans. A main focus of her work is the identification of development and revitalization opportunities in urban settings. Many of the communities in which she has worked are state or National Register Historic Districts, including New Bern and Goldsboro, North Carolina and Hilton Village in Newport News, Virginia.


Ms. Platt is an accomplished writer and editor, and has many years of experience organizing and moderating community consensus-building workshops designed to involve the community in the design process and build support for implementation. Her involvement in projects often encompasses all phases of work including community consensus-building, inventory and analysis, master planning, design and development guidelines, implementation strategies, design development, construction documents, and report and marketing materials production.


Master of Landscape Architecture, Cornell University (with honors)


Bachelor of Arts in English Composition, Northwestern University



2016 "Best Outdoor Space Improvement", Goldsboro, NC Streetscape, NC Main Street


2015 "Great Main Street in the Making" Award, Goldsboro, NC Streetscape, North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association


2015 "Great Main Street" Award, Middle Street, New Bern, NC, North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association


2015 Volunteer of the Year, Goldsboro, NC

Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation, Goldsboro, NC


2009 Downtown Advocate of the Year

Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation, Goldsboro, NC


Professional Experience

Allison Platt & Associates, Goldsboro, NC, 2007-present

Baltimore, MD, 1993-2007


LDR International, Inc., Columbia, Maryland, 1987-1993


Roger Trancik, FASLA, Ithaca, New York, 1985-1987


Graphics/Typesetting Manager, Boston, Massachusetts and , Ithaca, New York


Editor/Journalist/Publisher, Boston, Massachusetts and

Ithaca, New York


Computer Editor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects

Board of Directors (Governor's appointment), 2010-2014, Treasurer, 2012-2014


Advisory Board

East Carolina University Urban & Regional Planning Program, 2010-2014


Chair, Goldsboro Historic District Commission, 2012-2017


Goldsboro Historic Properties, LLC

Founding Board Member, Treasurer, 2014-2016


American and North Carolina Society of Landscape Architects


American Planning Association

Phi Kappa Phi National Scholastic Honor Society