Michael Dyett, FAICP
Chief Operating Officer
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge – Master of Regional Planning, 1972
Harvard College – BA, English, 1968
Prior to joining Richardson Architects, Michael Dyett was the founding partner of a national urban planning firm, specializing in comprehensive planning, urban design, zoning and subdivision regulations, growth management and implementation systems design. He is also skilled in environmental assessment and transportation policy research, focusing on development patterns and land use-transportation linkages.
Mr. Dyett has served as a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley directing a land use/transportation studio, and as an adjunct faculty member for national workshops conducted by the Lincoln Institute and the American Planning Association. He has taught professional education short-courses on land use and transportation for the Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS) at the University of California, Berkeley, as a part of their Technology Transfer Program. Mr. Dyett has also led panels on comprehensive planning and zoning for the American Planning Association and he was an invited lecturer speaking on neo-traditional zoning at the Institute of Traffic Engineering’s mid-career training workshops.
He has directed projects that have won over 15 major awards, including National Honor Awards from the American Planning Association and the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development and a San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Award. He is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners and former member of the California Planning Roundtable. He is past president of the San Francisco Economic Round Table and former member of the Advisory Council of the San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Community Planning Representative). Mr. Dyett was on Boards of Directors of the Mill Valley Historical Society and the Mill Valley Library Foundation; in 2010-12, he was co-Chair of Mill Valley’s Miller Avenue Design Committee and in 2014 served as Chair of the Mill Valley Zoning and Design Advisory Committee. He also was on the Board of Directors of the Marin Theatre Company (2012-2017) and the Board of the Mill Valley Film Festival/California Film Institute (2009-2015).