Josh leads our environmental services group’s visual resources practice. Prepared for a career in city planning, he quickly recognized the analysis of a project’s effects on landscape aesthetics as an intersection between planning and his academic background in communication theory. Over the past 15 years, Josh has conducted visual impact assessments for dozens of projects across the US, primarily related to power generation, electricity transmission, and transportation.
Potential changes to existing landscapes, scenic resources, and important views are often behind a community’s opposition to a proposed development. Understanding this, Josh helps clients and stakeholders achieve a position of shared visual understanding, working with our visualization technology services group to do so.
If you ask him, Josh will tell you one of the best parts of his job is being able to find new, unique landscapes to explore, and that you can find them everywhere you look—even in your own community.