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GMC expands Landscape Architecture and Planning team in Georgia

March 20, 2023 · People

Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) is pleased to welcome Matt Mitchell, PLA, LEED AP and Kalanos Johnson to the firm. Mitchell joins as Vice President of Landscape Architecture in GMC’s Atlanta office and Johnson as Senior Planner in the firm’s Augusta office.

With more than 15 years of professional experience, Mitchell brings a thorough understanding of project management, design and problem-solving experience to the firm. He has worked on a variety of multifaceted projects including mixed-use and retail, parks and recreation, education and more. Notable projects he worked on with previous firms include The Battery Atlanta, Avalon mixed-use development, redevelopment of Atlantic Station, Newnan Pickleball Complex (The Hub) and the Georgia World Congress Center pedestrian mall, among others.

Mitchell graduated with a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Kentucky. He is a registered landscape architect in Georgia and Kentucky as well as a LEED accredited professional. Mitchell is also a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP).

Johnson brings more than 25 years of experience in public and private sector planning and community development and has managed a wide variety of planning projects from conception to construction. He has worked with municipalities throughout Georgia on city- and county-wide comprehensive plans, downtown master plans, transportation plans and studies and more. In his role at GMC, he is currently working on comprehensive plans for the cities of Griffin and Douglasville, as well as Newton County.

Johnson has a thorough knowledge of the requirements, programs and procedures for both land use and transportation planning processes, including comprehensive planning, long-range transportation needs, roadway improvements, bike/pedestrian studies and transit processes.

Johnson earned his Master of Planning from the University of Akron, in addition to an MBA from Strayer University. He is a Leadership Clayton graduate and has been a board member and volunteer for many community organizations including Development of Clayton County and Arts Clayton.