I am Tanvi! 

A bit about me:

Tanvi Sharad is an Architect, Urban Designer, and Planner.

is a graduate of Iowa State University, Ames, United States, and she pursued a dual-degree in Community and regional planning and Urban Design (2019). She earned her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Academy of Architecture (2016) in her hometown Mumbai, India.

Objective:  Tanvi strives to be a place-maker with unique sketch-noting skills and her knowledge of Urban Planning and Urban Design.  She aspires to re-imagine and re-vitalize public spaces and create new sustainable communities


As a student at ISU, Tanvi has worked on Comprehensive planning, Land-use, streetscape design guidelines, and transit-oriented development projects. As an Architect (India), she has worked on residential redevelopment and mixed-used projects focusing on building construction and building design.

Currently working as an Urban Designer and Planner at Benchmark Planning, Charlotte NC. She is currently engaged in downtown development projects, Future Land - Use Planning, developing and implementing Urban design concepts for communities, and public outreach, workshops, and engagement.

She has previously worked with The Des Moines MPO, Iowa. Tanvi assists in data collection, analysis, creating GIS maps, graphics, and visuals. She has worked on projects like the Housing Trust Fund for Central Iowa and Story County, Central Iowa Data Bike, Environmental Justice and Environmental Assessment report, and Downtown Des Moines as a neighborhood Project.

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