Firm Profile

For nearly 40 years, Benchmark has been a leader and innovator in providing high quality professional planning services to both public and private sector clients. Benchmark’s practice is guided by an approach that is best described as the Art + Science of Planning - a philosophy which blends our creative talent with the practical application of our technical expertise. Our firm’s award winning team of veteran planners use this approach to develop solutions to complex urban and regional planning issues, with an emphasis on comprehensive planning, economic development, urban design, public participation and military planning. Headquartered in Charlotte, the Benchmark team serves a national client base spanning a range of local, regional and state governments, as well as private sector development interests.

Client Map



Planning Team


  • Jason Epley

    Jason M. Epley, AICP

  • Erin Burris

    Erin S. Burris, AICP

  • Vagn Hansen

    Vagn K. Hansen II, AICP

  • Dan Douglas

    Daniel T. Douglas


  • Gehl

    Monika Gehl, AICP, LEED Green Associate

  • Kris Krider

    J. Kris Krider, AICP

  • Bridget Callea

    Bridget Callea, AICP

  • Andy Goodall

    Andy Goodall


    • Studnicki

      Jeannie J. Studnicki