Riki Nishimura

Principal / San Francisco

Riki is an urban strategist with nearly two decades of experience in the planning and urban design of future cities. He approaches design from a collaborative and evidence-based perspective, resulting in the design and implementation of world-class places. In the process, he balances visionary and fiscally-responsible development to achieve memorable, sustainable and enduring places in both the public and private realm.

Riki’s experience includes award-winning projects that create unique and extraordinary user experiences, optimize the functionality and viability of venue-anchored mixed-use districts, mixed-use urban regeneration districts, next-generation waterfronts, corporate and technology workplace campuses, university campuses, and urban cultural parks.

Committed to furthering sustainable strategies, practices, and contributions to the real estate community, he is active in the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The ULI recognized him in 2016 with the 40 Under 40 award, recognizing the best and brightest young land use professionals from around the globe. He contributes to the ULI Advisory services panels and serves on the ULI San Francisco District Council Executive Management Board. Riki also sits on the Harvard GSD Alumni Council and actively participates as a design review critic at Harvard, Stanford, RISD, UC Berkeley, and UCLA. He has also held an appointment at Stanford University as an adjunct lecturer in Risk and Resilience at the School of Engineering.