We are a lean team of dynamic generalists who specialize in helping our clients make good decisions. Our firm offers direct access to planning, communication, and design expertise to help solve tough challenges. With our breadth of skills available in one efficient group, clients can use 3 Square Blocks to maximize resources for projects of any scale.


Some of us have worked side by side for more than 25 years. Our firm was founded in 2012 when serendipitous events united our teams inova and ReadWagoner in a strong working relationship, and ultimately motivated us to join forces as Studio 3MW. In 2015 we embraced the name 3 Square Blocks to better reflect our community-first approach to planning, communication and design.

3 Square Blocks is an MWBE and DBE certified firm. MWBE Certification W2F0023380, Small Contractor and Supplier (SCS) Identification 1669.

Partner Julia Walton

Julia integrates urban systems and placemaking to create vital, sustainable, healthy communities.

Partner Marcia Wagoner

Marcia leads outreach to help diverse and often divided groups find common ground, achieve agreement and shape decisions together for design, planning and environmental processes.

Director Michael Read

Michael is an expert craftsman of public-friendly communications and public involvement strategies.

Senior Associate Casey Bradfield

Casey is a communications and policy development expert specializing in land use, environmental and emergency management planning.

Associate Planner Rebecca Fornaby

Rebecca uses her skills as a writer and planner to develop questions, record input, synthesize ideas, and craft materials that reflect the interests of the community she’s working with.

Associate Planner Anna Snyder Kelly

Anna is an organized creative-type, a distiller of ideas, and a consensus builder.