Mr. Miguel Iraola is HCM’s Director of Planning, and a landscape architect with substantial experience in land use planning and urban design. With more than 30 years of private and public sector planning experience, he leads the firm’s planning studio. Prior to joining HCM, Mr. Iraola was an urban design coordinator for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission where he was responsible for urban design and regulatory assignments in the Silver Spring/Takoma Park planning area.
Miguel brings experience in complex visioning projects, stakeholder consensus building, town planning and community master planning. A strong believer in placemaking, he strives to create tangible strategies and craft community-based solutions informed by an appropriate response to context. Mr. Iraola is a licensed landscape architect in the State of Maryland and Commonwealth of Virginia and has lectured to numerous universities and professional organizations on topics ranging from urban revitalization to transit-oriented development.