Kristen Hall, AICP is an urban designer and city planner who specializes in complex urban infill projects in politically challenging landscapes. Her work centers on creating equitable, sustainable, and resilient communities. She has played a prominent role in the transformation of San Francisco's Central Waterfront, leading the urban design for a number of large, post-industrial projects, including Mission Rock and the Potrero Power Station.
Through her experience both in the US and internationally, she has worked across many different scales and contexts to design master plans, write guidelines, direct public outreach, lead entitlement processes, and create implementation strategies. She works with cities, private developers, institutions, and public-private partnerships - and this diversity of client experience enables her to effectively lead projects which require all parties to work together. Kristen’s core area of expertise is delivering projects that require innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and stakeholder engagement.
Kristen holds a B.A. in Sociology from from Tulane and a Master of City Planning with Urban Design Certificate from MIT. She volunteers for several organizations dedicated to shoring up democractic infrastructure and racial equity through equal voting rights, civic engagement, and grassroots organizing, and she was recently appointed to the Design Review Board of the San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission (BCDC).