Gina Sofola, AICP is the President and Principal Consultant for, Sofola and Associates, Inc., a project management and planning consulting firm started in 1999. She is the Co-Founder of BlackSpace Oklahoma a 501c3 established in 2018, and is Affiliate Faculty at The University of Oklahoma Gibbs College of Architecture. Gina received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University and her Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of Oklahoma with an emphasis in physical planning.
As a project executive with over 30 years of experience specializing in Project Planning, Construction, and Facility Management, she has managed private and public development and construction projects around the country and worked as a Project Engineer for Fortune 500 Companies Bristol- Myers Squibb Co. and Johnson & Johnson, Inc in New York City. She has been fortunate to be a team member on award winning projects including the Driehaus Award, ULI Impact Awards, and the Oklahoma APA Best Project Awards. She is a co-author of Black Women’s Perspectives on Neighborhood Safety: Reflections from The Women of Northeast Oklahoma City Photovoice Project, published in 2019. Passionate about good urban form and the components that make for quality of life within urban environments her company seeks out opportunities to work on transportation, environmental, and international planning initiatives and shape how communities see and solution build around these issues. She is dedicated to conservation and the preservation of historic and cultural resources within African American Communities and she seeks to build capacity within these communities around the relationship between physical and other planning outcomes.