Rachel Tepper is a certified urban planner and urban designer with experience working with public agencies, private developers, and academic institutions. Her portfolio includes neighborhood, city, and regional initiatives with a focus clarifying complexity and aligning shared values among stakeholders. She specializes in synthesizing ideas, achieving consensus, and forging new strategies towards inventive, implementable design solutions. Rachel is currently the Secretary of the Central Section of the American Planning Association and the Founder of the Central Texas APA Policy Committee. Outside of the office, Rachel enjoys swimming, reading, cooking, and spending time with her cat, and hunting for the best vegetarian food in Austin.
As an Associate Urban Planner and Architectural Designer at McCann Adams Studio, Randahl is involved in work focused on community master planning, urban redevelopment, and transportation. Since arriving in Austin in early 2015, he has worked in cities around Texas with developers looking to build new communities and public agencies seeking planning strategies for their City’s complex issues. Randahl’s portfolio of notable projects include the City of San Marcos Transportation Master Plan, architectural designer on the CapMetro Downtown Rail Station expansion, urban design consultant for the Austin In Motion (voter approved 2016 Mobility Bond for $720 million toward transportation and mobility improvements), and ongoing work with Catellus on the development of the Mueller community. Currently, Randahl is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Austin and committee member on the ULI Young Leaders Group. As ULI is a global organization, he has been an active member no matter where his career has taken him, including previous involvement with the Hawai’i, Philadelphia, and Melbourne (Australia) chapters.
Leah Bojo is a Senior Land Use & Policy Manager for Drenner Group, working with property owners and developers throughout the development process. Prior to joining the world of land use consulting in 2015, she worked for two Austin City Council Members, most recently as Policy Director over land use and transportation policy, building a strong foundation of both political and policy experience. In addition to her work on rezoning cases, neighborhood plan amendments, and City Code amendments, she participated in the rewrite of the City of Austin's vested rights ordinance, the approval of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Austin Plan, and the Austin CodeNext Land Development Code rewrite process.
Ms. Bojo has served on the board of the Congress for the New Urbanism Central Texas Chapter since 2011. She has a particular interest in placemaking as an integral component of the development process and is dedicated to helping clients create active, inspiring places through the built environment.