Mallory Baches focuses her professional practice on the intersection of urban design and community development, exploring the relationship between the quality of physical realm and the strength of civic engagement, involvement, and investment.

Her professional experiences span the globe, from the redevelopment of the heart of a small rust belt city to the sustainable conservation development of a pristine beach surrounded by mountains.   Over the course of her fifteen year career, she has consciously sought opportunities to expand both the breadth and depth of her understanding of the urban realm.  The following are a selection of works:




LEAN URBANISM • Lafayette LA, Chattanooga TN, Savannah GA  • c/o The Project for Lean Urbanism

Participation in the Pilot Project and open-source Tool Development process of The Project for Lean Urbanism, a multidisciplinary movement to lower the barriers to community-building, to make it easier to start businesses, and to provide more attainable housing and development.  Serving as Pilot Project team member.

See also:
Great Idea: Lean Urbanism
“Lean” Urbanism Aims to Slim Down Regulation for Small-Time Builders and Business Owner
The Pink Zone – Where Small Is Possible


CHRONICLE MILL • Belmont NC  • c/o Metrocology

+100,000ft² abandoned textile mill redevelopment project, coordinating the preservation of the historic structure and the concept design for adaptive reuse for mixed-use development.  Serving as project designer.

See also:
Chronicle Mill
Chronicle - A Documentary on the Chronicle Mill in Belmont NC





Leadership of historic corridor urbanism visioning project, coordinating over 100 professional participants in an intensive workshop model aimed at establishing short-term solutions that can lead to long-term change for this challenged neighborhood.  Served as project coordinator.

See also:
We Put 31 Artists, 25 Architects and 18 Urban Planners in a Room.  Guess What Happens Next.
The Next Big Thing Workshop Outcomes Booklet
Placemaking on Glass Street: A Case Study in Place-Based Revitalization


BUILD A BETTER BOULEVARDBelmont NC• c/o Metrocology

Corridor study for Wilkinson Boulevard, a state highway and commercial corridor crossing Catawba County directly west of Charlotte.  Served as project and community engagement manager.   Winner of 2014 American Planning Association - North Carolina Marvin Collins Planning Award.

See also:
Build a Better Boulevard
Wilkinson Boulevard plan almost complete


INDUSTRIAL SPRAWL REPAIR • Beaufort SC  • c/o Office of Civic Investment

116 acre industrial commerce park redevelopment plan, examining the repair of existing infrastructure with incremental development of pedestrian-oriented building types and uses.  Served as urban designer.   Winner of 2014 American Planning Association - South Carolina Outstanding Planning Award and 2016 Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award.

See also:
City of Beaufort Civic Master Plan 
Beaufort's new civic plan wins praise


VAN DON ECONOMIC ZONE • Quang Ninh Province VIETNAM  • c/o DPZpacific

550km² economic development zone infrastructure masterplan proposing coordination of new population centers with industrial/commercial/ecotourism development.  Served as team leader and project manager.

See also:
Van Don Economic Zone by East-Asia Global Alliance
Developing Van Don Economic Zone as an international commercial hub
Developing Van Don as an international trading hub


NATURE CITY • Abu Dhabi U.A.E.  • c/o Oppenheim & DPZpacific

8,878 acre new ecological city located in the South Hudayriat Islands, composed of hundreds of developed islands served by multiple centers with 200M sf of mixed-use.  Served as architectural syntax manager. 

See also:
Nature City by Oppenheim



100km² sector plan located 5km outside the city of Ipswich, composed of two distinct areas of development, one a town center, with individual centres and surrounding neighborhoods. Served as masterplan designer.

See also:
Ripley Valley Structure Plan Vol. 1 



500 unit urban greenfield located 16km outside the resort destination Surfers Paradise, merging high density residential with ecological and contextual demands.  Served as designer and architecture manager.

See also:
Salacia Waters at Paradise Point 
The Design Manual for Paradise Point


SOL SQUARE • Christchurch NEW ZEALAND  • c/o DPZpacific

Urban infill and redevelopment located in the centre city of Christchurch, New Zealand composed of adaptive reuse of historic structures within a pedestrian retail passageway.  Served as project designer. 

See also:
SOL Square Christchurch New Zealand
City Boosters and Promoters: SOL Square, Christchurch


THE VILLAGES OF LORETO BAY • Baja California Sur MEXICO  • c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

8,800 acre greenfield located on the Baja Peninsula coastline and bounded by the Sierra de la Giganta range, composed of a town center, six neighborhoods, and two villages.  Served as project manager.

See also:
Loreto Bay by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company - Unsprawl Case Study - Will Loreto, Mexico Be One of the World's Most Sustainable Urban Destinations?


HEART OF PEORIA PLAN • Peoria IL  • c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

7,488 acre downtown redevelopment plan and form-based code for Peoria IL, providing an urban structure framework and proposing specific redevelopment interventions across city.  Served as project manager. 

See also:
Heart of Peoria by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company - Examples of Codes That Support Smart Growth Development
Form-Based Code Institute - 2010 Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award Winners


NEW TOWN ST. CHARLES • St. Charles MO  • c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

726 acre greenfield located 25 miles northwest of St. Louis, composed of six walkable mixed-use neighborhoods surrounding a series of man-made lakes and canals.  Served as masterplan designer.

See also: 
New Town Saint Charles by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company


VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCEHuntsville AL• c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

275 acre greenfield located less than 10 miles northwest of Huntsville, composed of a neighborhood with mixed use town center of 80,000sf retail, 180,000sf commercial/office space, hotel, cinema, and waterfront restaurant.  Served as town center designer.  Winner of 2014 National Association of Homebuilders Community of the Year.

See also: 
Village of Providence by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Village of Providence
Village of Providence tapped in Fortune Magazine new home trends article


WILLOW OAKS HOPE VI • Greensboro NC  • c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

250 acres of public housing authority redevelopment, composed of a mixture of new and rehabilitated housing and neighborhood-scaled mixed-use.  Served as housing type designer and synoptic surveyor.  Winner of 2006 Homes for NC Affordable Housing Achievement Project of the Year.

See also:
Willow Oaks by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company


BURTON AREA SECTOR PLAN • Beaufort County SC  • c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Conceptual development plan for the Burton area of northern Beaufort County SC, identifying areas of development focus while protecting the region's rural character.  Served as concept plan designer.

See also:
Burton Area Conceptual Sector Plan 


VICKERY • Atlanta GA  • c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

210 acre greenfield located 35 miles northeast of Atlanta, composed of a mixed-use village center with two neighborhoods and 70 acres of reserved wetlands and open spaces.  Served as village center designer.

See also:
Vickery by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company 


NAS JAB NEW ORLEANS • Belle Chasse LA  • c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

138 acre military base housing redevelopment through a public-private partnership, composed of a variety of housing types and including a mixed-use neighborhood center.  Served as housing type designer.

See also:
Belle Chasse by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company



In addition to the above selection of works, Mallory has participated in the design of
more than 50 urban and architectural projects, including the following partial list:


Morris Square, Charleston SC • SmarterStarter Housing, Beaufort SC
 Ocean Beach, Hawke’s Bay NEW ZEALAND • Weiti, Auckland NEW ZEALAND
 Sweetwater New City Matsterplan, New South Wales AUSTRALIA
 Modena Beach/Excelsa Village, Papamoa NEW ZEALAND • Central City South, Christchurch NEW ZEALAND
 Nanning City Extension, Guangxi Province P.R. of CHINA • Mirador, Marimbula AUSTRALIA
 Yan Shan New Township, Guilin P.R. of CHINA • Sydenham Square, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND
 FEC Corridor Study, Miami FL • Lost Rabbit, Jackson MS • Las Lomas, Los Angeles CA
 Five Mile, Queenstown NEW ZEALAND • Sandy Point, Edenton NC • Craig Ranch, McKinney TX
 Las Colinas, Irving TX • Owl’s Head, Freeport FL • Jindee, Western Australia AUSTRALIA
 Bulacan Township Village Centre, Manila PHILIPPINES • Downtown Coral Gables, Coral Gables FL
 Zhong Yi Garden, Beijing P.R. of CHINA • Oceanfront Asbury, Asbury Park NJ
Parris Island Marine Base Redevelopment, Beaufort SC
 La Estancia Migrant Housing, Wimauma FL • La Primavera, Leon MEXICO
 The Commons, Tysons Corner VA •  Playas de Tijuana, Baja California MEXICO
Cherokee Farms, Beaufort SC • ESCAP, St. Lucia WEST INDIES
 Builder Magazine NAHB Model Liveworks, Atlanta GA • Anchor Mill, Huntersville NC • Celadon, Beaufort SC
  Suncana Dolina, Mostar BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA • Kentlands, Gaithersburg MD
 Hotel Healdsburg, Healdsburg CA