Tim Rood


Timothy Rood is an urban planner and architect with experience in transportation, land use, and regional planning and policy, as well as architecture and urban design. His work and research covers the full range from building design to regional transportation and land use studies. Past projects have involved:

  • regional transportation and land use plans;
  • new towns and master-planned communities in the United States and the Middle East;
  • transit-oriented, mixed-use neighborhoods and transit station areas; Specific Plans;
  • public policy for implementation of smart growth and the New Urbanism; and
  • a range of building architecture, including multifamily housing, commercial, and historic preservation projects.

Tim's integrated and participatory approach to planning and design stems from extensive professional and academic experience in planning, urban design and architecture. He has taught several urban design studios at UC Berkeley, where he was a UC Transportation Center Fellow, co-authored a study of Bay Area employment accessibility with Robert Cervero, and developed the Local Index of Transit Availability (LITA), a tool for coordinating transportation and land use planning at the local level, as a consultant to the Local Government Commission. He practiced architecture for six years, specializing in historic building rehabilitation and multifamily housing, before joining Calthorpe Associates. At that firm he worked as a project manager and principal, leading numerous design and policy projects, and leading community design workshops to develop opportunity site plans as part of several regional planning processes. Tim joined CD+A as a principal in July, 2006 and has led numerous station area and neighborhood plans in the Bay Area, Southern California, Arizona and New Mexico. He leads CD+As LEED-ND certification review team and was one of the first to receive the LEED-AP Neighborhood Development specialty credential.

Years of Experience

  • 18

Professional Practice

  • 2006 - Principal, Community Design + Architecture
  • 2002 - 2006 Principal, Calthorpe Associates
  • 2000 - 2002 Senior Associate, Calthorpe Associates
  • 1998 - 2000 Project Manager, Calthorpe Associates
  • 1997 - 1998 Project Architect, Powell & Partners Architects
  • 1994 - 1995 Project Architect, Design Corral
  • 1992 - 1994 Project Designer, Stoller Knoerr Architects
  • 1989 - 1990 Project Designer, Stoller Knoerr Architects
  • 1987 - 1989 Project Designer, Pennoyer Turino Architects


  • 1997 Master of City Planning, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1992 Master of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1988 Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Columbia University, New York, NY, cum laude


  • 1994 California Architect #C24778


  • 2000 American Institute of Certified Planners
  • 2010 LEED Accredited Professional, Neighborhood Development
  • 2006 LEED Accredited Professional
  • Member, USGBC Location and Planning Technical Advisory Group
  • Member, Green Building Certification Institute Credentialing Steering
  • Member, Committee, US Green Building Council Northern California Chapter