Norman Gollub brings an extensive background in urban design and economic development to focus on problems and issues affecting built and natural environments for businesses and communities.  As an urban designer, he unites all the built environment professions, including urban planning, landscape architecture, architecture, civil and municipal engineering.  As an economic developer he creates business retention and expansion strategies.  Norm's ability to work with and manage diverse personalities from many disciplines has resulted in positive client results.

Beginning his career working on architectural projects in the Boston area, he then acquired in-depth technical expertise in each of the built environment professions.  In 1990, Norm formed Gollub Planning & Design in Portland, Oregon to help clients anticipate issues and become proactive in resolving conflicts.  In 1998 he took a hiatus from consulting to accept a position with the City of Greenville, South Carolina within their Economic Development department.  As Urban Design and Development Manager in Greenville, he spearheaded many community and economic development projects resulting in significant revitalization and growth before heading back to Portland in 2005 to continue his consulting practice.  In 2013, he relocated to Sarasota, Florida to represent the city as its fulll-time economic development professional.

Norm holds a B.A. in Design with an Urban Design and Planning Specialization from Southern Illinois University.  He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OUEDI) and a member of the International Economic Development Council, serving on their Sustainability Advisory Committee.  He is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor through the National Sustainable Building Advisor Institute (SBAi) in Seattle, and a LEED Green Associate, accredited through the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Norm can best be described as a creative strategist who builds constituencies, assembles teams, leads partnerships, and administrates effectively to achieve positive financial results.  JHe often collaborates with colleagues who provide specialized services in areas such as wetland science, civil and structural engineering, transportation modeling or other specialties to meet the needs of clients.