Eric Lusher Joins Gresham Smith as Georgia Planning Department Leader

Award-Winning Planner Specializes in Transportation and Community Planning

Gresham Smith is proud to welcome Eric Lusher, AICP, as the Georgia Planning Department Leader based in the metro Atlanta market. Eric will focus on growing Georgia’s innovative planning practice and delivering high-quality services for our clients.

Eric brings more than twenty years of experience in leading transportation and community planning efforts. His award-winning plans come from his commitment to achieving meaningful community engagement with a focus on reaching out to underserved communities and combining that with technical analysis and results to prepare plans that reflect the values and visions of the communities he has served.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Eric to our Georgia Transportation team”, says Jody Braswell, Georgia State Transportation Leader at Gresham Smith. “Over the course of his career, Eric has served as an industry consultant for many cities, counties and regions across the state and has the ability to develop effective plans that reflect the goals of those communities. I know that Eric will be a strong addition to our team and serve as an asset to our clients.”

He’s worked on a diverse number of projects that have been recognized nationally and regionally, including:

  • Comprehensive Plans: Gwinnett 2040 Unified Plan
  • Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans: Roswell Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan
  • Transportation Plans: Rockdale County Comprehensive Transportation Plan
  • Small Area Plans: Memorial Drive Revitalization Corridor Plan
  • Corridor Studies: SR 74 Comprehensive Corridor Study
  • Smart Technology: SMART Woodstock Areawide Strategy and Downtown Corridor Plan

Eric is a Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2020 graduate, ACEC Future Leaders program graduate and currently serves as a Roberts Elementary School Council Chairperson. He received both his Bachelor of Science in Social Science and Master of Science in Urban & Regional Planning from Florida State University. Outside of the office, Eric enjoys listening to and playing music and traveling.