Urban design projects are complex efforts requiring the talents of individuals with different skills and perspectives. FTS' professional staff brings together people educated and practiced in urban design, city planning, architecture, landscape architecture and civil engineering. Many of us are trained in multiple disciplines. At the heart of our efforts is collaborative work that uses this blend of skills, experiences and outlooks to address the challenges faced by our client communities.

Freedman Tung and Bottomley
Firm Leaders

Michael Freedman

As the Founding Partner of Freedman Tung + Sasaki, Mr. Freedman has become widely known for providing communities with creative and effective solutions to revitalize their downtown districts and regional retail centers, to retrofit failing or stagnated commercial corridors and workplace districts, and to create special streets, boulevards, and public places that stimulate new investment and vitality. He specializes in the coordination of strategies, plans and designs to achieve successful beneficial change to existing cities.  His professional experience spans strategy, economic development, policy and built design, ranging to include the development of land use policy, state-of-the-art “form-based” development standards; master plans for districts, redevelopment and infill sites; and transit-oriented planning and design.  Mr. Freedman’s special skills in community workshop facilitation, urban design education and training presentations are a key component of FTS' signature process of open public participation, and he frequently provides seminars to both public and private organizations on urban design topics targeted at the special needs of changing cities.   >Résumé

Gregory Tung

Co-founding Principal Gregory Tung draws on his extremely wide range of architectural and urban design expertise to formulate urban design strategies and plans that enhance city identity and draw investment to our project areas.  The lion’s share of special features that distinguish the firm’s portfolio of built work were designed by Mr. Tung.  He is a leader in creating innovative designs for streets & boulevards, landmarks and custom-designed street furniture, as well as in the development of state-of-the art architectural design standards. His district and corridor revitalization plans combine sensitive infill development master planning with catalytic capital improvement designs. Mr. Tung is also well known for his innovative community participation processes, and insightful workshop seminars that add an education component to the public participation process.  As a designer, planner, and writer, Gregory Tung is a frequent speaker at urban design, architecture, and city planning conferences, particularly on thorny topics involving the retrofitting of the suburban city.    >Résumé

Hiroyuki Sasaki

As the director of FTS' design studio, Hiroyuki Sasaki embodies the standards and aspirations of the firm to remain an innovative force in the field of urban design.  His master plans for mixed-use districts and corridors are a highlight of Freedman Tung & Sasaki's work. Mr. Sasaki is the leader of FTS' form-based coding team, with its particular emphasis on applying form-based code principles to built-out cities and project areas in need of redevelopment.  Mr. Sasaki heads up FTS teams on projects to retrofit commercial strip corridors, design new city centers, master plan new transit districts, and to design urban public spaces that make cities and towns recognizable and unique. His work focuses on the creation and evolution of compact town patterns and is enhanced by his deep knowledge of architectural design. Mr. Sasaki's talent for designing richly detailed public environments and urban fabric of fine-grained mixed uses is enabling many of our client communities to achieve their aspirations.  >Résumé

Erik Calloway

Principal Erik Calloway's roles at FTS have been varied, including project management, creative content development, and advancing FTS' form-based coding techniques. Recently he has been leading the firm's reaserch efforts by looking at how 21st century trends of innovation and creativity in the workplace are affecting cities.  Mr. Calloway's project responsibilities have included directing streetscape designs from concept development through construction documents, advancing district and corridor restructuring strategies, preparing city planning and policy documents, planning neighborhood development, and driving downtown revitalization. Erik Calloway received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Yale University with an additional focus on urban design and sustainability issues.  >Résumé