R. Geoffrey Ferrell, II


Ferrell Madden LLC (previously Geoffrey Ferrell Associates), Principal. 1992 - 1997 and 1999 - present

Torti Gallas & Partners.CHK, Silver Spring, MD. 1999

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Director of Urban Design. Stuart, FL. 1997-1999

Duany Plater-Zyberk Architects and Town Planners, Project Manager/Designer. Miami, FL. 1989 - 1992

Oregon Department of Energy, Conservation Division, Management Analyst.

Principle author, Petroleum Contingency Plan. Salem, OR. 1980 - 1983


Overland Park Form Districts, Overland Park KS.  Public participation charrette, master plan and form-based code to regulate redevelopment and urbanization of 3 Urban Centers including the historic downtown. 2009 - Code adopted January 2011

Portsmouth Uptown D2 District, Portsmouth VA.  Public participation charrette, master plan and form-based code to direct redevelopment and revitalization of parallel 2-mile corridors and surrounding mixed-use district, adjacent to historic downtown. 2008 - adopted/in-use 2009

Region Sub-IV Urban Centers Toolkit Application, Prince Georges County MD, with Rhodeside and Harwell. Public participation workshops and master plans (new and updated sector plans) applying the Urban Centers Code Toolkit to regulate the urbanization of 8 urban centers with transit. 2009

Urban Centers Toolkit, Prince Georges County MD, with CSI. Form-based code to implement mixed-use urban center development in a suburban county. 2007 - 2009

Heart of Peoria Land Development Code; Peoria, IL. Form-based codes and master plans for 4 districts as part of a new unified development code (form-based) directing infill redevelopment and revitalization for 7,000 acre center city area. Adopted/in-use 2006.  Richard Driehaus Form-Based Code Award 2010.

Broad Avenue Revitalization District; Memphis/Shelby County TN, with Duncan Associates. Public participation charrette and master plan directing infill redevelopment in an industrial area. 2005-2006

Fremont Form-Based Zoning Ordinance; Fremont MI, with LSL Planning. Public participation charrette, master plan and codes for new, form-based, city-wide zoning ordinance. adopted/in-use 2005 

Starkey Ranch New Town; New Port Richey FL, with Dover Kohl & Partners. Design charrette, master plan and form-based codes directing new town development. 2005

Mercer Crossing, Farmers Branch, TX. 1,000 acre tract. 2005- adopted/in-use 2006

DART Station Area, Farmers Branch TX. New downtown/Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Station Area. Form-Based Code and Masterplan to direct infill redevelopment of 100 acre industrial site. 2004-adopted/in-use 2005.  Richard Driehaus Form-Based Code Award 2007.

Huning Highlands/East Downtown Corridor (EDO), Albuquerque NM. Form-Based Code consultation, updating Moule & Polyzoides Charrette & Master Plan, for the City Council. 2004

Columbia Pike Revitalization District; Arlington County VA, with Dover Kohl & Partners. Public participation charrette, master plan and form-based code for infill. 2002- adopted/in-use 2003

Pleasant Hill BART Station, Contra Costa County CA. Form-Based Code (Lennertz & Coyle Master Plan). 2001 - adopted/in-use 2002

Midway Commerce District, Midway, KY. 150-acre New Urbanist Industrial District. 2001 - 2005 

Woodford County Design for Tomorrow; Woodford County KY, with Dover Kohl & Partners. Masterplan and Form-Based Codes. 2000-2002

Peninsula Neighborhood, Iowa City, IA. New model neighborhood on city-owned property. Form-Based chapter addition to City Zoning Ordinance. 2000- adopted/in-use 2002

Longleaf; New Port Richey FL, with Armando M. Montero. Design & Codes for the New Town.  1997 - 2002, 2  neighborhoods complete, balance in construction.

Windsor Village, Vero Beach,FL. Town Planner for Village (DP-Z master plan).      1992 - 1999

Riviera Beach Masterplan; Riviera Beach FL, with Mark Schimmenti. Form-Based Code. 1991


Memberships: Form-Based Codes Institute – founding Board Member (2009 Chair); Congress for the New Urbanism – Charter Member; Washington DC Chapter of CNU – Charter Member

Texas APA Planning Award – Farmers Branch DART Station Area. 2005

Form-Based Codes. (by D. Parolek, K. Parolek, and P. Crawford) Published by Wiley & Sons. Contributor. 2008.

Washington Post Guest Editorial. Author, “Density is not the Enemy, Dumb Growth is.” 2002

TND III / Blueprints for a Better Future: Building Plans and Urban Design Principles for a Better South Florida. Editor, Essay Section. Author, “Urban Design Principles for Building Neighborhoods, Towns, and Cities.” 1999

The Art of Building Cities Conference. Exhibitor, Chicago IL. Classical Architectural League. 1995

The New Urbanism. (by Peter Katz) Published by McGraw Hill. Contributor. 1992

Progressive Architecture Magazine Urban Design Citation – Riviera Beach Masterplan. 1991

The City is an Investment in Our Future, . Co-author with Thomas Dalbert-Weiss. Book published in Switzerland, 1990

Driehaus Form-Based Code Award – DART Station Area, Farmers Branch TX. 2007

Driehaus Form-Based Code Award – Columbia Pike, Arlington County VA. 2007


Paul Crawford Annual Lecture; California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA. 2009

Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) XVI, panelist; Denver, CO. 2009; CNU XVI, panelist; Austin, TX. 2008;  CNU XIII, speaker & panelist; Pasadena, CA. 2005; CNU XII, speaker & panelist; Chicago IL, DC. 2004; CNU XI, speaker & panelist; Washington, DC. 2003; CNU X; panelist, Miami, FL. 2002  Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) 17, panelist; Denver, CO. 2009

American Planning Association (APA) National Conference, speaker & panelist on Form-Based Codes; San Antonio, TX. 2006;  APA National Conference, speaker; San Francisco, CA. 2005;  APA National Conference, speaker & panelist; Washington, DC. 2004.

New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, speaker, 9th Annual, Seattle, WA. 2010; 4th Annual, Miami Beach, FL. 2005

Michigan Society of Planners, Annual Meeting: Keynote Speaker and Form-Based Codes workshop, Grand Rapids, MI. 2004

Brookings Institution, “Alternatives to Zoning,” speaker & panelist; Chicago, IL. 2002 

National Trust for Historic Preservation, speaker & panelist; “New Tools for Preservation,” Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH. 2002

Form-Based Coding Presentation for the City of Chicago, with Peter Katz and Steve Price. Advised Mayor’s Committee to Rewrite the City of Chicago Zoning Ordinance. Chicago, IL. 2001 

Michigan Society of Planners, New Urbanism workshop, speaker. 2000

6th Annual Growing Communities Conference, speaker; Grand Rapids, MI. 1999

Florida Regional AIA Conference, Smart Growth, speaker; Boca Raton, FL. 1998

AIA Annual Convention, speaker; Minneapolis, MN. 1996

Washington State APA Conference, speaker; Bellevue, WA. 1995


Adjunct faculty, Virginia Tech, School of Planning, Alexandria Virginia Campus. 2004-6

Adjunct faculty, University of Maryland School of Architecture. 2002

Visiting Lecturer, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. 1992

Adjunct faculty, University of Miami, Masters program in Town Design. Taught two studios with Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Retrofitting Suburbia and Seminar in New Town Design. 1989—90; Guest Critic, Design Studio of Andres Duany, Housing and Retrofitting Suburbia. 1991 - 1992

Guest Critic, Studio of Professor Valentiny, University of Trier, Germany. 1987

Instructor, Form-Based Codes Institute. 101, 201, & 301 – Seminars for Mid-Career Professionals.  2005 – ongoing


Master of Architecture, Certificate in American Urbanism, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.  1994

Bachelor of Architecture, Oregon School of Design, Portland, OR.  1988

Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and Political Science, Willamette University, Salem, OR.  1979