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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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.

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.
Ohio Transportation Manager
Frances Rubio Rourke, PE
Vice President of Planning, Urban Design and Development
Jim Houk, ASLA, AICP

MY DEFINITION OF AN ADVISOR: Someone who puts his or her ego aside to step into a client’s skin. This allows broader thinking and adds value to all aspects of a project.

Practice Leader, Site Design
Sean Gillilan, PE, LEED AP

I'M EXCITED ABOUT: Seeing a project go from a vision to a reality, while being involved in the process to facilitate the efforts required to achieve the finished product.
I MOST ADMIRE: My father; he taught me the importance of honest and integrity in life. He also taught me to never sell someone something they do not need or cannot use.

Vice President of Public Engineering
Jon Kramer, PE
"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
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.

GIS Manager
Michael Cousins, GISP
Director of CADD Support
Joe Kidd
Construction Manager
Al McComb, PE
Director of Central Ohio
Tony Slanec
Director of Environmental and Water Resources
Vicki Putala, PE
"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
Planner
Erin Moriarty
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.