Rajeev Bhatia, AICP, ASLA
Partner and President
Rajeev Bhatia is a planner and urban designer, whose work is place-based, centered on fostering livable and sustainable communities.
Rajeev has led planning for some of the most revitalized, mixed-use California districts, including complete planning, urban design, and zoning for the 1,600-acre Downtown San Diego, and the Capitol Area in Sacramento for the State of California, which have resulted in the largest amounts of infill development in these cities. He has led general plans for 25 California cities, including Emeryville, Lodi, Woodland, Santa Clara (city), Milpitas, Half Moon Bay, Rohnert Park, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Pittsburg, Chico, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Carlsbad, Santa Monica, Turlock, and Redlands, as well as Santa Fe, NM, and Southeastern and Encanto community plans for San Diego.
He is a leader in preparing transit-oriented plans. He is leading planning around six stations of Honolulu’s new urban rail system, and is participating in development of citywide transit-oriented zoning. He has prepared plans for three station areas for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley extension—Milpitas, Santa Clara, and Diridon (San José), and conducted analysis for all stations of Seattle’s light rail system. He is leading station area specific plan for BART’s Livermore extension.
Rajeev Bhatia has led preparation of more than 20 program environmental impact reports (EIRs) on general and specific plans, and regional transportation plans for the Bay Area, and San Francisco and Contra Costa counties.
Projects led by Rajeev Bhatia have won 20 awards from the American Planning Association, as well as additional ones from organizations such as Congress for New Urbanism and Urban Land Institute.
He holds a Master of City Planning and a Master of Landscape Architecture from University of California, Berkeley, where he was a University Fellow, and a Bachelor of Architecture (First Class), from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India. He has been Fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Asian Cultural Council (Rockefeller Foundation, New York).