Our Company

At OHM Advisors, we allow the needs of those who live in our communities to drive us to create and innovate for them. Our multidisciplinary experts collaborate to provide a broader, more holistic perspective. We take care of those who take care of the people they serve. And we do it by believing that better ideas make measurable impacts that improve everyday life.

Who We Are
We view success as creating great places for people.

Community is at the center of everything we do.

While there are many architecture, engineering and planning firms, OHM Advisors is the only community advancement firm. We’ve been Advancing Communities since 1962 by keeping our singular forward-thinking focus on putting people first. Our unique mindset drives our thinking from conception through completion and yields ideas that aren’t just different. They’re better. Share your vision with us, and together, we will create great places for people.

We think differently.

Something incredible grows out of a team of experts with individual specialties—ideas with bigger impact. More energy. Greater synergy. Creative solutions resulting from a broader perspective. Our unique mindset—always pursuing future-focused solutions—keeps us imagining as we create and innovate to advance each community that we touch.

At OHM Advisors, we put people first.

For us, Advancing Communities is the driving force behind our creativity and breakthrough thinking. Every client relationship is tailor-made, and every solution is site-specific. Our view of success is creating places that capture the vision and aspirations of the community. It’s doing the right thing for our clients. And innovating for solutions that allow all of us to make an impact for the greater good.

Your vision inspires ours.

We see what you see—and what could be. We’ll become your trusted advisors by getting in the trenches to become an extension of your team. We're by your side, embedded deeply into your challenges with equal parts inspiration and enthusiasm at the ready, bringing you solutions that go beyond what you’ve asked of us.

We are rooted in experience—and always looking forward.

Our innovative heritage at OHM Advisors drives our passion to guide and impact communities. We've always been committed to Advancing Communities, and we've been able to stay innovative and future-focused by adhering to what makes us unique - our people, our core values, and our big-picture understanding.

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Principal
Robert Czachorski, PE

BUCKET LIST: John Muir Trail or the Trans American bike trial. I’d also like to be in the stands for the Olympic 100-meter finals.
FAST FACTOID: I was a Class-A State-Champion hurdler and ran for the University of Michigan.

Our People
We are a team of individuals who have the desire, knowledge, and skills to help people thrive, and help you, our clients, build and grow your community.
Construction Manager
Gary Smolinski

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Being selected as a partner at OHM Advisors. I'm flattered and humbled to be sitting at the ownership table with such a talented group.

Columbus Engineering Manager
Aaron Call, PE

WHY I DO THIS: I love my team and get excited about coming to work at a place that views challenges as opportunities to do something great.
LAST LOL MOMENT: Hard to say. I do a lot of embarrassing stuff, so I laugh at myself at least once a day.

Director of Architecture
Harvey Schwager, AIA, NCARB
Senior Project Manager
John Katers, PE

PROUD PM MOMENT: The completion of the Northwestern Connector and the I-75/University DDI. The design journey was extremely challenging, and to see them constructed during the same season was rewarding.

"It's a healthy balance of fun, excitement and hard work. We are a progressive, open-minded organization where employees truly can carve out their own career path. If you have an interest in something, chances are you can make it a reality. There are so many opportunities to advance your career. That's really powerful."
Ashley Swazuk, PLA - Project Manager
Construction Engineer
Cara Parks

MY PASSION: Traveling the world and discovering new places.
I'M EXCITED ABOUT: New adventures.
I LOOK FORWARD TO: Perhaps cliché, but my career here at OHM Advisors. The opportunities are endless and I can't wait to see what my career path holds.

Infrastructure Asset Planning Specialist
Murat Ulasir, Ph.D., PE
President
John Hiltz, PE
Senior Architect
Brandon Kritzman, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Ohio Transportation Manager
Frances Rubio Rourke, PE
Director of Human Resources
Kelly Jackson

WHY I DO THIS: To help maximize human-capital potential to create extraordinary results. My life's mission is to learn and develop, inspire, connect, and work with energized and forward-thinking professionals.

"I was ready for new a challenge after a 20-year career with another firm. OHM Advisors offers that and so much more. It’s exciting to have the freedom to do what we love—fueled by our passion to innovate—all with the goal of Advancing Communities."
Matt Hils, PLA, ASLA - Landscape Architect
Director, Field Services
Chris Lamus, PS

WHY I DO THIS: The everyday challenges. Each day is a new adventure.
EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT ME: Never rush to judgment.

Awards & Recognition
We celebrate taking a community from now to next. Doing the right thing for our clients, and finding new ways to impact lives along the way. And we're really good at it. As a result, we've won a whole pile of awards.
What We Do

As a community advancement firm designing award-winning work across the architecture, engineering and planning spheres, we believe in the power of multidisciplinary teamwork. And that redefining client challenges is the key to finding ideas that aren't just different—they're better.