The Team


Kristin Booker



A professional landscape architect and urban planner, Kristin has worked in both the private and public sectors throughout her career with an all-encompassing understanding of the complex process of bringing design and planning projects to fruition. Her project management experience includes urban planning, historic preservation, commercial development, public realm improvements, residential design, and public meeting facilitation. Having worked on the Landmarks Urban Design Staff for Louisville Metro, she has a command of local regulations and ordinances as they pertain to preservation, landscape design, and site planning. She enjoys the process of collaborating on projects in small and large group settings and the experience of consensus building to yield highly successful outcomes that meet all core objectives.

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Cassie Nichols

Landscape Architect


Cassie Nichols is a Landscape Architect with six years of experience in the profession. She is most passionate about community revitalization and has worked in Georgia and Kentucky integrating cities through design. Along with a team from The University of Georgia, she developed the Altama Corridor Transformation master plan in Brunswick, Georgia which focused on transportation, green infrastructure and character of place as a means to enhance the existing character of a city and guide planning efforts for future infill development. While working at CARMAN, she developed a bike plan for the City of Corbin that helps connects Corbin to natural landmarks and existing interstate bikeways. Cassie is also fluent in Spanish and has lived and worked in communities in Chile, Costa Rica and most recently Argentina, where she studied green wall construction and design.


Sarah Abplanalp

Landscape Architect


Sarah has over ten years of experience in the areas of urban planning, landscape design and housing. She also worked in India for a landscape architectural firm with an emphasis on ecological design and planning including stream restoration for resiliency during dramatic weather changes. Before coming to BDC, Sarah worked with public housing authorities on special projects, consulting on fair housing, real estate acquisition, and development. She also contributed her expertise on two large-scale HOPE VI Revitalizations. While working with BDC, she has played a key role in projects focusing on town planning along major transportation corridors and children’s play environments. Outside of the office, Sarah has been contributing to the land-use arrangements for the Iroquois Urban Farm and Hope Farm, initiatives sponsored by KentuckyOne Health and Louisville Grows that help low-income, immigrant families achieve self-reliance through farming and selling organic produce.




Charles cash

Architect / Urban Planner


Charles Cash, AIA, brings over thirty years of architectural, urban planning, and historic preservation experience. While leading various divisions of Louisville Metro Government, Charles has been involved in thousands of projects throughout the community, led design efforts for major public projects such as Park Duvalle, and implemented major public policy initiatives such as Cornerstone 2020 and its new Land Development Code.