Erina Shimanuki

Urban Designer

Erina Shimanuki is an Urban Designer with a background in urban planning and design. Her academic and professional experiences include:

  • Multimodal streetscape planning and design 
  • Green infrastructure and sustainable design practices 
  • Hazard mitigation and resilience planning 
  • Community and neighborhood design 
  • Community outreach 2-D and 3-D graphic rendering and model simulation

Erina has a strong passion for sustainable design and community-oriented planning which has driven her academic and professional work. Her professional experience in sustainable planning began when she co-founded a Sunrise Movement chapter in San Luis Obispo. She enjoyed working with people with a similar goal to advocate for environmental justice. Erina believes that through planning, she can help build a more sustainable and equitable place where environmental and community health comes first.

At CD+A, Erina is working on multimodal transportation projects such as Roosevelt Avenue Traffic Calming in Redwood City and 40th and San Pablo Transit Hub in Emeryville, where she created graphic model simulations of the proposed vision. Erina is also assisting with the Senter Road Vision Zero project in San Jose to develop community-driven multimodal safety improvements for the Senter Road corridor.

Years of Experience

  • 1

Professional Practice

  • 2019  Urban Designer, Community Design + Architecture
  • 2019  Co-founder, Sunrise Movement Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • 2018-2019  Transit Analyst, Bishop Peak Technology
  • 2018  Development Intern, Brookfield Residential


  • 2019  Bachelor of Science, City and Regional Planning, Minors in Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Environments, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo