Homes By Whittaker
Gregory G. Whittaker
Gregory G. Whittaker, Manager of Homes By Whittaker, has been a part of the Whittaker family business for over 25 years. Greg has spent several years researching the principals of new urbanism and visiting traditional neighborhood developments across the country. In 2003, his vision became reality with The New Town at St. Charles. His vision, financial capacity and outstanding design team have already made The New Town at St. Charles an astounding success. In fact, the development has already received widespread local and national media attention, and many influential new urbanists are forecasting that this will be one of the most important TND’s in the country. Greg holds an architectural degree from University of Kansas.
Andrés Duany is a founding principal at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ), the town planning firm for The New Town at St. Charles. DPZ is widely recognized as a leader of the New Urbanism, an international movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. In the years since the firm first received recognition for the design of Seaside, Florida, in 1980, DPZ has completed designs for close to 300 new towns, regional plans, and community revitalization projects. This work has exerted a significant influence on the practice and direction of urban planning and development in the United States and abroad.
Andrés Duany has delivered hundreds of lectures and seminars, addressing architects, planning groups, university students, and the general public. His recent publications include The New Civic Art and Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream. He is a founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, where he continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Established in 1993 with the mission of reforming urban growth patterns, the Congress has been characterized by The New York Times as "the most important collective architectural movement in the United States in the past fifty years."
Andrés received his undergraduate degree in architecture and urban planning from Princeton University, and after a year of study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, he received a master’s degree in architecture from the Yale School of Architecture. He has been awarded several honorary doctorates, the Brandeis Award for Architecture, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Medal of Architecture from the University of Virginia, the Vincent J. Scully Prize for exemplary practice and scholarship in architecture and urban design from the National Building Museum, and the Seaside Prize for contributions to community planning and design from the Seaside Institute.
Tim Busse, AIA is the Town Architect for the New Town at Harmony. Tim was integral in organizing the original Harmony Charrette with Duany, Plater-Zyberk and Company in 2013. For sixteen years, Tim served as Vice President and Director of Architecture for Whittaker Homes. Today, Tim serves as Principal for Studio Archaeos, a firm he co-founded with Laura Lyon concentrating on architecture and town planning for the new economy by designing new lines of stock homes, high-end custom homes, as well as apartment and mixed-use projects. He also serves as Director of Architecture for H3 Studio, an award winning planning and multi-disciplinary design firm, offering urban planning, architecture & landscape design, strategic visioning, social media outreach and graphic design.
Over the past 29 years Tim Busse, AIA CNU, has been Architect of Record for many high end and residential developments, mixed used, commercial & industrial projects on the west coast and throughout the Midwest. Originally from San Diego and a graduate from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Busse is a licensed Architect in Missouri & California, a contractor in Louisiana and consults on projects and development-related events throughout the country. He travels extensively to study both historical & New Urbanist communities.
Since the inception of New Town at St. Charles in 2003, Busse continues to serve as the Town Architect. Busse was instrumental in staging and leading workshops focusing on the architecture & urban design of New Town as well as leading and participating in the planning workshops for The Plaza at Noah’s Ark (later the Streets of St. Charles), the New Town at Liberty in 2007, NoVi: North Village in Columbia, Missouri and participated in the visioning charrette for Dardenne Prairie, a small outer ring city in Missouri, which he now serves as the City Architect as well. He has been an invited speaker for dozens of community and professional groups interested in New Town.
Anthony M. Sease
As a civil engineer and a registered architect, Tony Sease has a unique perspective on many of the challenges encountered in designing, permitting and constructing mixed-use Traditional Neighborhood Developments. He has worked on over seventy new urbanism design charrettes and projects around the country, including the initial charrette for New Town St. Charles. He also maintains an architectural practice, Orange Architects Inc., in Durham, North Carolina, where he and his wife live in the heart of an ‘old urbanism’ neighborhood, Trinity Park. In 1999, while employed as Director of Engineering for Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, he founded Civitech, a civil engineering and consulting firm specifically created to provide technical, design and implementation assistance for New Urbanism development. Over the past eight years Tony has created the initial engineering layout of scores of mixed-use, TND projects in fifteen states, and has also led master planning and design charrettes for several New Urbanism projects. His architectural work includes a series of townhouses nearing construction as the first new infill in decades on historic Washington Street, the main street of Vicksburg, Mississippi. In addition to Traditional Neighborhood Design and new urbanism, Sease works as a Planning Consultant to William McDonough + Partners, world-renowned leaders in the green building and sustainable design movement. This past fall, Tony completed his third year as a Visiting Lecturer, teaching Site Planning and Sustainable Design in the graduate City and Regional Planning Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. Tony was also a 2005-06 mid-career Knight Fellow in Community Building at the University of Miami, which held its annual design charrette last summer in Intown Memphis.
Corban & Goode
Bruce Corban is a principal of Corban and Good Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, a progressive, award-winning firm based out of Toronto, Ontario that focuses on urban landscape architecture and design of the public realm. The firm specializes in innovative design of major urban parks, squares and streets, master plans and guidelines for urban design, streetscapes and open spaces arising from a thorough understanding of the relationship between urban planning, architecture and landscape.
Corban and Goode has been retained by The New Town at St. Charles to provide urban design and landscape architectural construction. The firm is responsible for select civic sites, streetscapes and many of the parks and open spaces throughout New Town.
Corban and Goode have been nationally and internationally recognized for their work, winning numerous awards. Bruce Corban has practiced landscape architecture for 35 years, performing for twenty of those years as partner in one of Canada’s largest landscape architectural firms.