Dedication to traditional neighborhood design and a belief in interdisciplinary design collaboration led Jon to found Morris Beacon Design, a New Urbanist civil engineering and planning consulting firm. As a New Urbanist civil engineer and planner, Jon believes context-sensitive, pedestrian-oriented planning and design results in diverse, environmentally sustainable communities with a true sense of place. He is a 2006 Knight Fellow in Community Building at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture, and was a 2005 American Council of Engineering Companies “New Faces in Engineering” national selection. He is co-founder and past President of the New England Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Jon lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife Heather, and in his free time he enjoys exploring New England and playing guitar.