Meet Us in Newark!

Phil Abramson, Esq., AICP/PP

Founder + CEO

Phil works to seamlessly blend planning, law and real estate development to lead comprehensive planning projects that integrate innovative tools and creative practices. Phil’s experience and passion for innovation has led Topology to offer clients advanced solutions and innovative, strategic advice. Here he is deep in the stacks where it all began--Rutgers University Newark!

Annie Hindenlang, AICP/PP

Principal + COO

Annie approaches planning with a focus on quality of life and enjoys complex projects with many moving parts. Her wide range of knowledge and experience is complementary to almost any project and desired client outcome. Her passion for preserving and enhancing well-loved places ensures that projects are balanced in the economic, environmental and social benefits they provide.

Richard Asirifi

Urban Designer

Richard Asirifi has international experience in civic design, architecture and neighborhood planning. He enjoys every aspect of a project’s completion from the regional site analysis down to pedestrian details. Passionate about sustainable design, Richard continues to explore avenues to build environments in innovative ways to create liveable and enjoyable places. Here, he's a few steps from the celebrated Symphony Hall, among the beautiful architecture + unique art in Lincoln Park!

Rudy Camilo

Planning Associate

Rudy Camillo is focused on the intersection sustainable development, earth sciences and economic policy. Rudy is beginning his career with the Topology team where he hopes to advance the application new technology within the planning profession. He provides a range of cross- disciplinary skills to create meaningful, contextual planning solutions for projects in which he engages. He's taking a quick break in the historic stairwell of Newark's Public Library before jumping back into the creative, always rotating exhibits the Library has to offer--for FREE!

Christopher Colley

Development Analyst

Chris seeks pragmatic solutions to creating more equitable and livable communities. Chris joined Topology after spending four years working for the City of Newark, where he developed extensive experience conceptualizing and implementing projects in difficult development areas, working strategically and creatively to overcome impediments like environmental contamination, unfavorable market conditions, and lack of conventional financing. He's headed for All Points West from Broad Street Station!

Autumn Florek

Planner, Real Estate Finance

Autumn's experienced in forecasting, real estate modeling, and city/regional planning analysis. Interests include land use, comprehensive planning, and economic development. There's nothing she loves more than quality adaptive reuse and unique local hang outs. Grab a seat in the gorgeous Hahne & Co. atrium or a table at the famous Marcus B&P!

William Kurzenberger

Project Planner

William Kurzenberger has a breadth of experience with parks and open space development, city-wide public health initiatives as well as sustainability and resiliency projects. He enjoys cultivating and maintaining collaborative ventures between the public, for-profit, and non-profit entities. In his work, William has a special focus on working to unite the realms of urban planning and social welfare policy by keeping livability as a top priority in land use planning and design. Will is always looking for well-loved community spaces (and delicious finds!) throughout our neighborhood in the Ironbound!

Michael Martone

Redevelopment Planner

Michael has a knack for creating vibrant, walkable, human- scaled neighborhoods that are economically, socially and environmentally resilient. He is dedicated to the inherent value of communities to ensure that meaningful change and progress are within the community’s reach. At Newark Penn Station, he's within reach of almost anything in the tri-state region and less than two blocks from our office! Buy a ticket and jump on one of Have You Met Newark's well-loved tours!

Greer Patras, AICP/PP

Director, Land Use

Greer Reinalda Patras specializes in combining physical design with community development, mediating the seemingly-conflicting goals of Boards, developers, and residents, to develop plans that simultaneously protect the character of the community and encourage economic development. Stop by New Jersey's biggest museum and Newark's best kept secret to learn more about the character of this historic City! Come find inspiration + fun for everyone at the Newark Museum!

Haydee Puell

Office Manager

Our very own Wonder Woman--Haydee does it all! Her extensive background in administration and operations help us orchestrate our diverse teams and clients. Her career in academia has prepared her well to deal with our young and young-at-heart staff. When's she's not hard at work she's training in kickboxing or risking her life with CrossFit. For a rare moment, Haydee is taking a break among the Sticks at the ever-expanding Newark Riverfront Park: a great place to be active or inactive almost any day.

Golda Speyer, AICP/PP

Senior Planner, Land Use

Golda's background in municipal planning, project management and affordable housing provides her with the expertise to ground complex projects with effective designs to meet multiple bottom lines. She is Topology’s in-house regulatory expert with a proven track record for statutory compliance. There's so much more than Devil games at the Prudential Center--just don't tell Golda! Come for a show, stay for dinner at one of the many downtown spots.