Sarah McColley, AICP


Part-Time Lecturer, School of City & Regional Planning



Architecture-East Building, 204-N

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Specialization Area: Urban Design

Sarah, an Associate at TSW, is a planner and landscape designer specializing in urban design. She combines her background in landscape architecture and planning to manage projects in downtown master planning, design guidelines, green space and parks systems analysis and design, and urban design, and to gain experience in GIS analysis, zoning updates, and research. Sarah uses visualization tools to create graphics and compelling reports that effectively and creatively communicate ideas. Throughout the planning process, she focuses on inclusive and interactive community engagement techniques to ensure that meaningful input informs design decisions. She also previously worked at AECOM and the Atlanta Regional Commission. Sarah spends her free time CrossFitting, reading, painting, traveling, and living the life of a true city planner taking transit everywhere. 

  • 2013 Master of City and Regional Planning, Specializations in Urban Design and Land + Community Development, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • 2011 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Honor Graduate, Ball State University

  • American Institute of Certified Planners

  • Emerging Planners of Georgia - Co-Programs Chair

  • Member, American Planning Association and Georgia Planning Association

  • Member, American Society of Landscape Architects