Principal, AIA, AICP, LEED AP

Amit is a licensed architect, certified planner, and urban designer committed to making inclusive cities of opportunity and human connection. Over the course of his career, Amit has worked on projects at many scales, including several award-winning mixed-use infill urban buildings, and neighborhood master plans.

Prior to joining SITELAB, Amit was a Principal and Urban Design Lead at David Baker Architects where he led a 400-unit master planning effort for the Asheville Housing Authority, as well as a multi-disciplinary development feasibility study for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. He worked on many affordable housing projects for chronically homeless individuals and families, as well as low-income seniors.

Amit has also worked at firms in the Bay Area, Boston, St. Louis and Johannesburg on project types ranging from the Oakland Pedestrian Master Plan; to a campus dining hall and dormitory at the University of Michigan; to a high density mixed-use freeway air rights redevelopment project in Boston.

Amit has won or been on the winning teams for several international design competitions including the Miami Waterfront design competition, Octavia Boulevard Housing competition, and for the Red Location Apartheid Museum. Amit has lectured widely, and was included on the Public Interest 100 list. He has served as a Design Expert at the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and the Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute.

Amit’s work has been featured in many publications and he has participated on a variety of task forces, boards, and professional committees, including as the national President of Architects, Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility. He is currently active with ULISF’s Policy and Practice Committee, and is a Board Member of East Bay Housing Organizations.

Amit earned his Masters of City Planning and Architecture at UC Berkeley, and was a recipient of the Branner Traveling Fellowship, on which he studied the regeneration of high-rise social housing in the US, Brazil, Asia and Europe.