Christine Richman is a principal at GSBS, a multi-disciplinary architecture, design and planning firm headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah with offices in Fort Worth, Texas. GSBS specializes in sustainable design and planning by incorporating consideration of environmental, social, and economic viability into all projects. Ms. Richman has over 20 years’ experience in the field of planning, economic development and real estate market analysis. She spent more than nine years in the public sector as the Director of Community and Economic Development for Midvale City, Utah, a community in the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Area that is the home to two Superfund sites. During her tenure at Midvale, Ms. Richman led the effort to position the Superfund Sites for redevelopment. As a result, the Bingham Junction area of Midvale City has experienced significant growth and investment – even in 2008 through 2010.
In 2005, Ms. Richman joined the private sector first as a Project Manager with Wikstrom Economic & Planning Consultants, then with her own firm and now as the Principal in Charge of Planning for GSBS. Ms. Richman’s projects have included a redevelopment strategy for more than 300,000 acres of Superfund property in and around Anaconda, Montana, as well as small area plans for station areas in the Salt Lake valley.
In addition to GSBS, Ms. Richman is an Adjunct Professor in the Planning Department of the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah. Ms. Richman was the founding instructor for the College’s course on Real Estate Market Analysis, a graduate-level course required as part of the Masters in Real Estate Development program.
Ms. Richman is the Governance Chair of the ULI Utah District Council and is a member of the Public Private Partnerships Blue product council. She also serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Community Development Corporation of Utah – a non-profit that focuses on housing and home-ownership statewide.