About Us

Dyett & Bhatia (D&B) was incorporated in California in December 1975 and has been operating continually since. Our areas of practice are general plans; specific and area plans and urban design, including station area plans, downtown plans, and corridor and neighborhood plans; zoning; environmental review; and community engagement. Our geographic focus is California and the western US, although we have done projects across the US and overseas. D&B's sole office is located in downtown Oakland, California, directly adjacent to BART.

We believe that plan-making is a collaborative effort, involving a diversity of stakeholders, and we are committed to active community engagement, and considerations of social and environmental equity in planning processes. Our work continues to evolve in response to changing concerns of urbanism; however, our underlying commitment to creativity, excellence, and shaping livable and sustainable places remains unwavering.

D&B has won 15 awards in the last five years alone from the American Planning Association (APA), as well as two national awards from the APA in the last six years, including an award for one of California's first Public Health elements.

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WHO WE ARE

Dyett & Bhatia has a highly-trained staff of approximately 25, with academic backgrounds and professional experience in urban and regional planning; urban design; zoning; environmental planning; urban economics, architecture; graphic design; and public meeting facilitation. Dyett & Bhatia’s technical staff specializes in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), cartography, three-dimensional computer modeling, and computer-aided visualization.

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WHAT WE BELIEVE

Urban planning and allied disciplines of urban design, zoning, and environmental planning are our focus. Through our work we seek to give form to community aspirations, and foster places that are vital, livable, and reflect environmental stewardship. Our work is place-based – responsive to context, physical and natural settings, economic realities, and community needs. It is directed toward improving the quality of the living environment and promoting sustainable and equitable development patterns.