We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.
AICP, CNU-A, CFM
A passionate advocate for places that build community and facilitate human flourishing, Justin is an urban planner, project manager and founding principal of Common Home Planning & Design.
Prior to founding Common Home Planning & Design, Justin served as Planning Administrator for the City of College Station, TX and Neighborhood Partnering Program Manager for the City of Austin, TX. Justin’s work partnering with neighborhoods has earned national awards in sustainability and innovation from the American Planning Association, the American Public Works Association, and the Alliance for Innovation.
Justin holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Kansas. He is a certified planner and floodplain manager and is an accredited new urbanist. When not working with clients, Justin serves as an Associate Professor of the Practice in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University where he teaches an urban planning design studio, planning communications, and plan implementation.
Paula Golbabai is a graduate of Marquette University and a certified public accountant. Prior to staying at home to raise their four children, Paula spent her years in public practice as an auditor, working chiefly with not-for-profit organizations. She currently partners with her husband at Common Home Planning & Design, keeping his books as beautiful as the places he designs!