Peter VanderWal

Principal, Urban Planning & Design

Peter VanderWal is a principal of the firm and a senior urban planner and designer with 15 years' experience designing and managing plans for pedestrian-oriented, transit-oriented, mixed-use urban places at a wide range of scales. He directs the firm’s design studio and regularly manages complex urban projects and multi-disciplinary teams. His project experience includes downtown districts, employment districts, urban corridor transformation, transit-oriented development, and neighborhoods of many types.  

Peter  also enjoys and has successfully completed a range of unusual design assignments – public art for freeway interchanges, public spaces designed around retired military aircraft, pedestrian-oriented streetscape for auto dealerships – that periodically emerge from our clients’ evolving needs. He has been the lead designer for many of the firm’s projects and collaborates closely with David Sargent in managing the firm and defining the our graphic communication, branding and design portfolio.