Gaylan Williams, Senior Associate with Dana Brown & Associates, Inc., holds a Master of Science in Architecture/Urban Design and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology and Louisiana State University, respectively. As a native of New Orleans, he is committed to the sustainable redevelopment of his hometown and the Greater Gulf Coast region. Gaylan, a LEED Accredited Professional, is dedicated to green development and the conservation of natural systems in built spaces. He believes that these standards are fundamental; therefore, Gaylan continuously implements them in his projects, and educates his community, peers, and clients on holistic urban design and environmental restoration practices.
Christopher Africh, Senior Associate at Dana Brown & Associates, Inc., holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Louisiana State University. As a native of South Louisiana, Chris has worked on a variety of projects involving community livability and enhancement, improvements of open drainage ways, greenway design, Complete Streets design, flood recovery and disaster planning, strategic redevelopment planning, and post disaster relief community site design. A talented artist, Chris also believes in the importance of readable, well-crafted work to better illustrate and help the public understand the design and the design intention. His modeling and graphic talent has helped prepare large scale public presentations, and his use of working digital models during the design process allows for real world spatial analysis and interaction.