Cassie Branum

Associate Principal, Urban Design, Atlanta

Cassie took full advantage of the curriculum at her arts magnet school, immersing herself in its numerous offerings—photography, drawing, painting, computer drafting, and interior design, to name a few. Post-matriculation, she made her way through four degrees and a series of five ‘study abroad’ programs that constitute a veritable world tour through Paris, London, Greece, Italy, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and more.

Cassie found that her interests spanned scales, from interior design to urban planning, and she was able to find a great fit among her peers at Perkins and Will. Her first two assignments at the firm serve as a fitting microcosm of her experience: in her first week, she contributed to a watershed vision plan (30+ miles of trails cutting a major swath through the city) and then boarded a plane to Beirut to work on a 790-acre project on the Red Sea.

Cassie enjoys contributing to projects large and small, close and far afield—and relishes the opportunity to synthesize ideas and connect people to projects “from the scale of a room to the scale of a city.”

Cassie is passionate about master planning projects, including this study located along the Cuyahoga River between Downtown Cleveland and many of the city’s neighborhoods.
Scranton Peninsula Master Plan - Thunderbird, Cleveland, Ohio
Cassie enjoys working at a variety of scales from small to large—like this highly anticipated community plan for the south side of Atlanta.
Turner Field Stadium Neighborhood LCI, Atlanta, Georgia
“Design is an expression of an individual’s creativity—what’s in their mind—in a physical form. Being inside those spaces is like communicating with them.”
Fun Fact about Cassie

Cassie frequently travels to far-flung locations on assignment, and has become expert in creating meandering solo trips where her schedule allows. One such occasion allowed her a 4-day weekend reprieve between assignments, during which she took a train to Edinborough, rented a car and drove around Scotland, relying on her GPS to find “fun and off-trail routes” between pubs and castles, returning each night to a glass-faced beach house facing the sea.

Cassie's Featured Work

Cummings Research Park Master Plan
Huntsville, Alabama
Scranton Peninsula Master Plan – Thunderbird
Cleveland, Ohio
University of Florida Innovation Square Vision Plan
Gainesville, Florida
University of New Mexico Innovate ABQ Master Plan
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods Livable Centers Initiative
Atlanta, Georgia