GO collaborative works at the intersection of design, art, and planning to find creative solutions for complex community design and development challenges. Our services include the creation of innovative public engagement services, community-based public art, design programming analysis, and urban and arts policy planning. Founded by Lynn Osgood, urban planner and researcher, and Sarah Gamble, architect, the firm combines their complimentary backgrounds and passion for the public realm. GO collaborative embodies the strengths of their diverse professional training with experience providing creative and innovative services to connect people in meaningful ways with the places they care about.
Sarah Gamble is a registered architect with a passion for the public realm and community projects. Her experience ranges from institutional university work to multi-family affordable housing to educational initiatives. With a focus on the non-profit sector, Sarah has provided clients with programming, feasibility studies, code analysis, community/stakeholder engagement, educational presentations, architectural design, and project management services. Before founding GO collaborative, Sarah was an architect at the Austin Community Design and Development Center, designer at Specht Harpman Architects in Austin, and Coordinator at the CITYbuild Consortium of Schools in New Orleans. Sarah is currently Adjunct Faculty at the University of Texas School of Architecture, where she teaches design studios focused on social issues and the public realm. As a local professional and volunteer, Sarah has been recognized for her advocacy and design work within Austin and beyond. In 2013, she was featured in Texas Architect magazine as one of 4 Under 40 architects. She was also named one of Austin’s “10 to Watch” in 2012 by Tribeza Magazine for her positive impact on the city.
Lynn Osgood is an urban planner and researcher whose work explores the intersection of public space, community engagement, and the arts. Lynn started her career in urban planning in New York City when she worked with the United Nations Habitat II Conference on Human Settlements. With a move to Virginia, she trained in landscape architecture and urban planning at the University of Virginia and worked as an urban designer with Renaissance Planning Group and the Institute for Environmental Negotiations. Her practice focused on environmentally sensitive urban redevelopment projects – such as Superfund sites – to help mediate between community concerns and larger development goals. Moving to Austin in 2003, Lynn began teaching as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Texas where she taught graduate design studios in landscape architecture and lecture courses in urban planning. She is now completing doctoral research that is focused on the way artists can contribute to urban planning processes. Within the City of Austin, Lynn served for 4 years on the Austin Parks and Recreation Board, as well as five years on the Art in Public Places Panel. Additionally, she has been a member of the Downtown Commission, the Waller Creek Citizen’s Advisory Committee, and the CreateAustin Planning Task Force.