Arti Harchekar

Senior Urban Designer
Arti is an urban designer, planner and project manager with broad experience in physical placemaking for walkable, sustainable communities. She is trained and experienced in city architecture and urban design, with a Bachelor’s degree in urban studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. Her professional work spans over seven years and includes the successful development and implementation of downtown urban design plans, corridor and neighborhood revitalization strategies, transit-oriented district plans, specific and special area plans, and form-based codes across the country. Half of her professional career has been in the public sector and the remainder in the private sector, working collaboratively with cross-functional teams through logical, solutions-oriented processes. She brings place-based thinking to planning and zoning and works with clients to ensure the calibrated strategies and standards are capable of implementing the community’s vision.