Kai Horng

Urban Designer

Kai Horng is an urban designer passionate about working with neighborhoods and communities to envision and co-create healthy, sustainable, and vibrant futures. His educational and professional background emphasizes:

  • Development of multimodal transportation programs and policies;
  • Emerging Mobilities in the public space;
  • Design guidelines and specifications for bicycle parking;
  • Community outreach and engagement;
  • Modal change outreach and education campaigns; and,
  • Development and design of streetscape and urban space

Kai strives to create positive change on a cultural scale and believes that the good design of our urban spaces is a necessity to this change. Building upon his environmental advocacy for marginalized communities, Kai headed the Clean Commute Program at the Alameda County General Services Agency and helped to develop a filtration and evaluation process for all new emerging mobilities for the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. He also played an integral role in community engagement and development of program proposals for the Treasure Island Transportation Plan.

Kai folds in his experience as a metalsmith artist and an installation art builder of experiential spaces to consider how to integrate and uplift a greater implementation of art in the urban design and planning process. He strives to increase public access to the psychological and health benefits that compelling and playful art and design can provide.

Years of Experience

  • 2

Professional Practice

  • 2019  Urban Designer, Community Design + Architecture
  • 2019  Artist In Residency and Business Development Intern, Building 180
  • 2018-2019  Transportation Planning Intern, San Francisco County Transportation Authority
  • 2017-2018  Sustainable Transportation Associate, Climate Corps Fellow, Alameda County General Services Agency


  • 2017  Bachelor of Science, Sustainable Environmental Design, Minor in Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity, UC Davis


  • LEED Green Associate
  • Alumni, Climate Corps Bay Area Fellowship