In January 2012, Matt Taecker became a Principal at Dyett & Bhatia, a San Francisco urban planning and design firm, which brings together extraordinary expertise to address challenges associated with downtowns, transit station areas, urban revitalization, and other settings emphasizing density and livability.
For nearly three decades, Matt Taecker has developed innovative area plans, city and regional plans, development codes, and mixed-use master plans. Just prior to joining Dyett & Bhatia, Taecker has applied best practices to high-density urban centers as he has developed community-responsive plans for Downtown Berkeley, including:
- a public realm plan, and
Taecker also developed revised downtown zoning (with green and urban design standards) and amended design guidelines (to promote contextual architecture responsive to contemporary needs).
These efforts emphasize sustainability, historic preservation, retail revitalization, and livability.
Prior to his most recent work, Matt was a founding Principal of Catalyst, which had unique expertise in integrating urban and natural systems. A charter member of the Congress of the New Urbanism, Taecker was a Principal at Calthorpe Associates, where he worked closely with Peter Calthorpe to develop transit-oriented development principles and apply them in a wide range of settings. Taecker has taught at the University of Southern California, UC Davis Extension, and UC Berkeley — where he earned his Master in Architecture and Master of City Planning degrees. He studied urban policy and economics as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago.