Alex Pichacz passes AICP exam

Date: May 20, 2021
Categories: Company Updates

Alex Pichacz, Associate Planner with Winterbrook Planning, just passed his AICP exam!

His experience working in both urban and rural settings has given him a unique and well-developed understanding of the complexities of farm and forest planning in Oregon. He has worked on several Portland Water Bureau projects, improving the drinking water system for the entire city for years to come.

Growing up, Alex had parents who actively volunteered for our local government which inspired him to volunteer as a board member for the local water and sewer authority while pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Planning from Rowan University. After graduating, he became a research assistant in the geography department, researching policy implications related to zoning density and affordable housing. Inspired by his colleagues there, he went on to acquire a Master of Science in Geography focusing on Community and Environmental Planning from The University of Montana where he wrote his thesis on grassroots organizing and recreation planning, and developed a fascination for how humans interact with space and place. After Graduate school, he became a Planner for Benton County, Oregon, where he got his first experience with the Oregon Land Use Planning system. Prior to Winterbrook Planning, he was a Farm and Forest Planner for Clackamas County, where he learned the intricacies of Oregon Land use laws and the urban/rural divide.

You can learn more about our team and their qualifications here.