Planning & Urban Design

​Urban Design Advisory Committee

Current Urban Design Advisory Committee Members


Jaynie Schultz

Committee Chair

Jaynie Schultz is the Chair of the Urban Design Advisory Committee. She has served on the City Plan Commission (District 11) since March, 2014. Her extensive experience in the travel industry, marketing and international NGO community has given her a unique perspective on the importance of building strong communities. Jaynie began her volunteer career through a DISD Skyline high school program that enabled her to work at City Hall, the DISD and the Chamber of Commerce which sparked her passio​n for the city. She has a Master's degree in Urban Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington and has been a life-long resident of Dallas. Her dream for Dallas is that we are a place that respects our fellow residents and welcomes guests with authenticity and generosity of spirit. That will bring out the best in each of us.​ 

Tipton Housewright, FAIA

Committee Vice-​Chair

Tipton Housewright, FAIA brings his experience of practicing architecture for over 35 years to the City of Dallas Urban Design Advisory Committee and the City Plan Commission. He is currently President of OMNIPLAN Architects where he has led​ a wide variety of project types including mixed use and retail projects, innovative contemporary churches, higher education projects, and planning projects. Tip brings his interest in creating memorable places that connect with their communities to a wide variety of projects throughout the United States. Tip earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.  He has served as President of the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, President of the Dallas Center for Architecture and Board Member at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Society and the Dallas Architecture Forum. Tip is dedicated to leading various neighborhood and regional planning initiatives in Dallas and in his Lake Highlands community​. 

​Noel Aveton, PLA

Noel Aveton is Vice President at CallisonRTKL and a registered Landscape Architect who has been working in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and internationally since 1995. With his extensive background in landscape architecture, planning and urban design, Noel brings a unique holistic understanding of urban spaces to the table. He not only recognizes the importance of good design, he also comprehends the necessity of creating economically successful and viable spaces. Noel is a firm believer in collaborating with developers, community members, municipalities and other stakeholders in order to deliver projects that are immediately well received and flexible enough to withstand the test of time.

Allison Baker

Allison Baker is an associate at Studio Outside, a Dallas based Landscape Architecture practice. She joined the design team in 2011, and since then she has gained experience in a variety of project types, ranging from public gardens, urban design, mixed-use and multi-family. She is currently managing two high-profile large-scale urban mixed-use projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as an adaptive reuse urban design project in San Antonio, Texas. Allison's education and experience, combined with her passion for community outreach, recently led her to spearhead Second Nature, a social and ecological outreach initiative within Studio Outside. Second Nature is structured to identify and address design opportunities within the local community by starting conversations and encouraging collaboration with neighborhood leaders in an effort to create obtainable design solutions that aid in solving unique urban issues. As a Dallas resident and a design professional, Allison is excited about the various urban development efforts throughout the city, and is honored to join the Urban Design Advisory Committee.  ​

Carlyn Ray

Artist Carlyn Ray shares creativity through custom glass art, site specific installations, and team oriented community projects. Born and raised in Dallas, Carlyn is energetic about bringing opportunity, art, and creativity to everyone in Dallas. At a young age Carlyn discovered her unrelenting passion for glassblowing, public art, and creation of large scale installations. During her first ten years of training, she worked under various master glass artists around the world, including Dale Chihuly and The Corning Museum of Glass. She has come full circle to build a multi-talented team with a focus on custom art and projects for and with the community. Carlyn's community outreach is achieved through her initiative Art Reaching Out (ARO). ARO is a multi-disciplinary program that seeks to involve students in the creation of art pieces for public display using a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) based approach. The ARO program is aimed to involve female and at-risk student groups through hands-on learning exercises. Students are exposed to real life creative working environments to make collaborative public and large-scale art pieces. Carlyn's studio doors are open, and she welcomes all who are interested.

Sean Tate​

Sean Tate is an attorney with Wick Phillips LLP, whose work is primarily focused on real estate development, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and financing. He has served as a Commissioner on the City of Dallas Landmark Commission, and currently serves as a member of the board of The Real Estate Council. Sean believes that the business of real estate should be informed and enhanced by the spirit of community. The two must work together to create a vibrant urban environment that embraces and supports people of all backgrounds and perspectives.

Erich R. Dohrer, AICP LEED GA

Erich Dohrer is Associate Vice President within the Planning and Urban Design Group in CallisonRTKL's Dallas office. Since joining in 1999, Erich has focused his planning expertise on mixed-use urban infill redevelopment, transit-oriented development, and downtown revitalization. Erich's experience in planning and urban design includes: urban corridors, residential communities, retail centers, urban parks, strategic and district planning, zoning and entitlement services, and comprehensive new town developments. His portfolio includes projects for both public and private institutions in the United States, Asia, the Middle East, and South America.