Sophie Martin, AICP
Sophie Martin specializes in land use planning, economic analysis, and community engagement. Her projects help communities arrive at plans that are aspirational, yet pragmatic. As a hands-on project manager, Ms. Martin is adept at building strong client relationships, managing large teams, thinking strategically, and delivering complex projects on time and within budget. She values the process of building trust and enthusiasm amongst the public for planning processes and distilling complex ideas into meaningful and manageable concepts, resulting in plans that are place-based and rooted in each community’s values. Since joining Dyett & Bhatia in 2008, her work has focused on general plans; specific, area, and corridor plans; and strategies for smart growth/transit-oriented development implementation in jurisdictions throughout California. Her recent and current work ranges from citywide general plans for growing communities, such as Visalia, Woodland, and Turlock; to corridor- and district-scale specific plans and mixed use zoning for cities including Belmont, Santa Cruz, Palo Alto, and Redwood City. Other areas of expertise include housing elements, parking management, and environmental review. Ms. Martin holds a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Stanford University.