We bring more than 20 years of diverse experience in planning, engagement, communications, placemaking, and training.

Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

David Hohenschau, Principal
Designer & Senior Planner

David has won numerous awards for his innovative work in creative community engagement, cartography, and urban design. As a Community Workshop LLC principal, an associate with EcoPlan International, and a lecturer at the University of Vermont he has helped cities, small towns, First Nations, and local non-profits with their efforts to bring people together and strengthen their communities.

David’s recent projects include writing the Orton Family Foundation’s Field Guide to Heart & Soul; community engagement and comprehensive planning in Gardiner, Maine and Laconia, New Hampshire; designing brochures and trail improvements for Xwísten First Nation; and designing a new village for the Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek First Nation in northern Ontario. At UVM David teaches community mapping, urban design, placemaking and design-build courses.  His team of urban design students are currently working on the Burlington College property, and his design-build students recently built an outdoor kitchen for the Rock Point School.  This spring his mapping students will be examining communities all across Vermont and New Hampshire.

Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Rebecca Sanborn Stone, Principal
Engagement Specialist & Senior Planner

Rebecca focuses on community engagement, communications and creative placemaking. She brings a diverse skillset to public outreach and facilitation, drawing on past experience as a teacher, writer, strategist and network builder. She excels at designing and facilitating engaging, high-impact events that involve diverse audiences and encourage creative thinking. She also utilizes strong marketing and communications skills, leveraging both new media and technology and informal channels like word of mouth. Rebecca frequently speaks and offers trainings on communications and outreach.

Rebecca's recent projects include coordinating the Resilient Vermont Network; launching Bethel University (a community pop-up university); community engagement for Richmond, Vermont's town planning process; launching Community Resilience Organizations, a new grassroots climate resilience pilot; and providing communications strategy and support to a range of national non-profit clients including Vermont FEED, PlaceMatters, and the Center for a New American Dream. She serves on the Advisory Boards of the Norwich University Center for Global Resilience & Security and BALE (Building a Local Economy) and the Executive Committee of the Vermont Planners Association