Claudia Bitran

Senior Associate, Director of Planning

Claudia is a Senior Associate with Thriven Design and directs the firm’s planning studio. A native of Brazil, she started her career as an architect and urban planner developing neighborhood revitalization plans for under-served communities in her hometown of São Paulo. Her experience has since evolved to include a wide range of planning initiatives, including site and building design, neighborhood and community master planning, redevelopment, and downtown revitalization plans.

A thoughtful and talented urban planner with a strong background in architectural design, Claudia is able to navigate the multiple facets of Thriven Design’s work, lending her expertise to the planning and design of affordable housing, infill redevelopment, mixed-use projects, and large-scale municipal planning efforts. She guides clients through the early stages of design development, assisting them with both entitlements and community outreach, and has a proven track record when it comes to working closely with local community groups, governmental agencies and a variety of stakeholders to ensure an inclusive and effective planning process.

Her recent work includes projects in communities throughout the United States associated with HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative and community revitalization process. Claudia also has extensive experience with land development and redevelopment projects funded through a variety of federal and state programs.