Back to Our Team

Priti Patel

Program Manager, Placemaking

Priti manages a variety of projects ranging from parks, plazas, downtowns, waterfronts and streets. Her work extends into a wide array of disciplines, all of which inform the process of translating community-led place visions into design concepts and action plans. Over the past 10 years, Priti has led various community engagement processes to catalyze neighborhood and district-wide improvements. She has spent many years researching public spaces across the world and applies best practice principles to the development of creative public space implementation strategies. Priti has a long track record of working alongside community partners, delivering short-term results that give way to long-term impact.

She has most recently been involved in the public engagement process and concept development for a nine-acre public space in a new mixed-use development in Ann Arbor, MI, as well as the re-imagining of Tower Park in San Antonio, TX, and the concept design of a new neighborhood park in Fort Worth, TX. 

With a background in landscape architecture, Priti strives to address the sustainable redevelopment design of downtowns and enhance the economic, cultural, ecological, and social growth of communities through placemaking.

Prior to joining Project for Public Spaces, Priti worked with New York City Department of Parks and Recreation on capital projects for the city, assisting on site analyses, research, and drafting.


B.S. Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and Design, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2007