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Kokila Lochan


Principal, VIA—A Perkins Eastman Studio

"People have more in common than they sometimes know. After working with people in so many cities and regions around the world, I can understand their differences, but l look for the similarities that can establish shared values and vision. It can be a powerful agent for change!"

Kokila’s passion is to integrate transit into cities to help create more livable and sustainable places. She’s worked for twenty-three years in the United States and the Middle East on complex, multi-jurisdictional projects that require a coordinated understanding of the built environment, transportation, and public realm. She’s become an expert in planning, urban design, and architecture, with keen skills in project management and stakeholder facilitation. The result? A track record of continued client satisfaction, successful conflict resolution, and creative problem-solving.

The unique value Kokila brings to any team is her multi-cultural background and adaptability to change. She has lived, worked in, and visited 126 cities and regions throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Our VIA—A Perkins Eastman Studio

Kokila’s ability to lead, manage and inspire shines through her key leadership roles in both public and private sectors. She’s quick to comprehend project issues team members’ strengths across disciplines, enabling a common dialogue to forge strong working relationships and efficient teamwork.


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  • American Planning Association