City and Regional Planning

Nando Micale


M Arch in Urban Design, Harvard University
B Arch, Temple University
Tyler School of Art Study Abroad in Rome

Nando Micale is Principal with the Philadelphia studio of LRK, with a professional career that spans 30 years and includes projects in China, India, Micronesia, and throughout North America. His award-winning work ranges from city-wide urban design plans, design of waterfront communities, suburban smart growth strategies, transit-oriented development, and urban infill projects. Nando is one of the nation’s leading professionals in the planning and design of mixed-income communities, with successful neighborhoods transformations in 16 states. His work has helped cities win more than half a billion dollars in competitive Federal funds in both the HOPE VI and the Choice Neighborhoods programs.

Highlights from Nando’s portfolio include the Civic Vision for the Central Delaware (with PennPraxis), Minneapolis’ Upper Mississippi Master Plan, Omaha By Design Urban Design Framework, and large scale urban design projects in Nanjing, Shanghai, and Xiamen and New Delhi. Recently completed projects include a TOD redevelopment plan in Hoboken (NJ), waterfront planning in Camden (NJ), a Naval Air Station Reuse Plan in Philadelphia, and new community designs in Buffalo, Camden, Cincinnati, Jersey City, Kansas City, Memphis, Montgomery (AL), Philadelphia, and Roanoke (VA).

Nando is a licensed architect, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and is a Fellow of The American Institute of Architects.  His memberships in professional associations include the American Planning Association, The Congress for the New Urbanism, and the Urban Land Institute. Nando also volunteers for Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance as Design Caucus Chair and The Philadelphia Community Design Collaborative for various pro-bono projects. . Nando has also taught the urban design studio at Temple University’s MArch program and has served as juror for architecture studios at Boston Architectural Center, Columbia, Drexel, Harvard, Penn, Roger Williams, and Temple.

Selected Honors and Awards
McGinley Square / Montgomery Corridor Plan – Jersey City, NJ
2013       New Jersey Smart Growth Award

Omaha By Design
2010       APA Award for Outstanding Planning (Nebraska Chapter)

A Civic Vision for the Central Delaware Riverfront – Philadelphia, PA
2010       AIA Honor Award for Regional & Urban Design
2009       ASLA Honor Award for Planning & Analysis
2008       CNU Charter Award

Lafayette Gardens HOPE VI Revitalization - Jersey City, NJ
2010       National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Award of Excellence in Project Design
2010       New Jersey Smart Growth Award

North Camden Waterfront Plan - Camden, NJ
2009       New Jersey Future Smart Growth Award

Nanjing Airport District Competition - Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
2007 First Place Award

Gateway Crossing - Hagerstown, MD
2007       National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Award of Excellence in Project Design

At the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design since 1996, Nando taught the Planning Problems Workshop until 2010. He has since led second year planning studios focused on urban design, and recently taught the Theories and Principles of Urban Design course.