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Joseph A. Pobiner Joins NELSON Worldwide as Regional Practice Leader, Mixed-Use

Parul Dubey on July 13, 2023 - in News, People

Pobiner will work closely with national leadership to expand the firm’s Mixed-Use practice


DALLAS — July 12, 2023 – NELSON Worldwide, an award-winning architecture, design, and strategy firm, is pleased to welcome Joseph (Joe) A. Pobiner, FAICP, CNU-A, as Regional Practice Leader, Mixed-Use. In his new role, Joe will work closely with national leadership to expand the firm’s Mixed-Use practice with a focus on the Texas and Southwest markets. Additionally, Joe will serve as a firmwide planning and urban design resource.

“We are thrilled to welcome Joe to the NELSON Worldwide team,” says John “Ozzie” Nelson, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at NELSON Worldwide. “As a visionary planner and urban design expert, Joe brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that perfectly aligns with our commitment to creating sustainable, and purpose-driven spaces.” 

Throughout his illustrious career, Joe has been involved in a wide array of projects, spanning diverse markets including healthcare, hospitality, corporate and university campuses, mixed-use developments, sports and entertainment venues, civic projects, and residential developments. Notable among his accomplishments are his contributions to signature projects such as NFL stadiums and other major league venues, comprehensive plans for communities across Texas and the United States, as well as master plans for cities in Latin America and the Middle East. 

“I have long admired NELSON’s projects and unwavering dedication to the principles of design, placemaking, and community,” says Joe. “It became evident to me that this firm genuinely shares my passion for crafting extraordinary spaces. In my new role, I look forward to working with the team to contribute to NELSON’s success, making a meaningful impact both locally and globally.”

Prior to joining NELSON Worldwide, Joe garnered esteemed recognition for his contributions to the planning and urban design field. In 2010, Joe was inducted into the American Institute of Certified Planners’ College of Fellows – the highest honor bestowed on professional planners. Furthermore, his distinction as a Distinguished Alumnus of The Ohio State University in 2012 solidified his reputation as an influential figure in the industry, making him only the second planner to receive this honor (at the time) since its establishment in 1954. 

Joe currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Congress of the New Urbanism’s (CNU) North Texas Chapter. In the past, he held the position of US President of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) and contributed his expertise as a valued Board member of the American Planning Association’s (APA) Texas Chapter. Joe’s profound impact on the industry, combined with his extensive knowledge and leadership experience, make him an invaluable addition to the NELSON Worldwide team.


About NELSON Worldwide:

NELSON Worldwide is an award-winning firm, boldly transforming all dimensions of the human experience through architecture, interior design, graphic design, and brand strategy. With more than 700 teammates across 20 offices, the firm’s collective network provides strategic and creative solutions that positively impact where people work, serve, play, and thrive. The team combines industry knowledge, service expertise, and geographic reach to deliver projects across the country and around the world. Client partnerships across the NELSON network include Hilton, Macy’s, Comcast, Simon Property Group, Prologis, Yum! Brands, Boston Consulting Group, T-Mobile, Emory Healthcare, SAP Fieldglass, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Kroger, Hyatt, Bayer, Target, and many more. 

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