Meet Us in Newark!
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 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 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!
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!
Justin Cutroneo is a recent graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning & Design. Justin is beginning his career with the Topology team where hopes to become a professionally licensed planner and advance in the field. Justin is focused on blending sustainable development with physical design to meet the goals of municipalities, developers, and residents, as well as enhancing the development process to be more efficient and instructive. You can find Justin at the historic Hahne & Company building!
Teun takes an interdisciplinary approach to redevelopment and uses his in-depth understanding of land use and environmental planning to turn first-stage plans into feasible projects. Before joining Topology, Teun worked for engineering and consulting firms in the Netherlands where he developed numerous land use and redevelopment plans, mostly for residential and commercial developments. Look for Teun at Hobby’s Deli!
With a degree in Planning & Public Policy from Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School and nearly a decade of both traditional and digital marketing experience, Devin not only brings a love for urban design to Topology but also an entrepreneurial spirit and a holistic approach to branding. A part-time food blogger and full-time foodie, Devin has a passion for interesting and elevated cuisine. It’s a good bet you can find him at Marcus B&P, world-renowned Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s take on upscale comfort food on Halsey Street.
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!
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!
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’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.