We are Ginkgo, Small by Design.
A SMALL GROUP . A FEW SELECT PROJECTS AT A TIME . A BIG COMMITMENT TO QUALITY .
With over 20 years of planning and architectural design experience, Ferhat Zerin has focused primarily on public sector projects, both in urban downtowns and the suburbs. As founder of GINKGO Planning and Design, Inc., she is committed to bringing quality planning services that prioritize long term public needs over private interests. Her work experience includes lead planner roles both in the public and the private sectors, from transit oriented developments, comprehensive plans and codes, master plans, and implementation. She is a strong advocate of bringing change to typical planning practices in the region – shifting from planning “diagrams” that cannot be built, to viable “designs” that can be realized.
Pericles J. Georgopoulos
With over 20 years of professional experience, Mr. Georgopoulos has had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects throughout the Chicagoland area, and to be a member of the architectural, civil engineering and planning teams in various firms. He has served primarily as the Senior Planner and Project Manager for significantly large and complex projects including Industrial Facilities, Business Parks, Retail Centers, Town Centers and Transit Oriented Developments. Most recent projects have been primarily designs of Transit Oriented Town Center Plans.
Former Associates who helped shape Ginkgo
Kurt Waldier, Planning Intern
Zoe Heidorn, Associate
Sarah Gephart, PLA, AICP