Jonathan Ford

Horsley Witten Group

Jon has 16 years of experience and is a Registered Professional Engineer in six states.  Jon’s planning and design approach is based on the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism – compact, walkable neighborhood design creates vibrant, lovable places in balance with nature. Dedication to traditional neighborhood design and a devotion to interdisciplinary collaboration led Jon to found Morris Beacon Design in 2006 where he served as a New Urbanist civil engineering and planning resource until joining the Horsley Witten Group.

Jon is a Knight Fellow in Community Building at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture, co-founder and past President of the New England Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and on the faculty of the Form Based Codes Institute. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Ecological Landscape Alliance and Blackstone Parks Conservancy.

Jon’s projects have won numerous local and national planning and design awards, including a CNU Charter Award Honorable Mention, CNU New England Award of Excellence, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Silver Medal, and Boston Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award.