Tessa Gardner-Brown, AICP

Principal / Senior Environmental Planner

BA, Environmental Policy and Planning, Western Washington University, 2007

Certified Planner

Joined Floyd|Snider: 2015

Tessa Gardner-Brown is a Senior Environmental Planner with a strong background in environmental planning and permitting. She has held key positions in the environmental reviews for some of the region’s most complex projects, including the State Route 520 Bridge Replacement Project, the Elliott Bay Seawall Project, and the Capitol Lake – Deschutes Estuary Long-Term Management Project Environmental Impact Statement. She has also served as the environmental permitting lead for a range of waterfront projects for port, public, and private clients.

Professional Strengths

Keen understanding of environmental regulations, with the ability to identify areas of flexibility and rigidity

Inclination toward pre-application consultation and collaborative regulatory negotiations

Liaison between environmental and design teams, with an awareness of how to filter or transition details to environmental documents

Expertise with MS Project and integration of environmental milestones with larger project delivery targets

Ability to highlight key messages in concise summary documents to convey technical issues, to support management discussions or decision-making, and to facilitate engagement

Genuine interest in planning studies and construction project proposals, resulting in real engagement with the team throughout the life of the project