Craig Toocheck

Transportation Planner

Berkeley, CA, USA

Work Experience

Port Authority Of Allegheny County

Senior Planner

February 2020 - Present Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

City Of Pittsburgh

Staff Engineer

February 2018 - February 2020 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

National Association Of City Transportation Officials

Program Analyst / Designer

January 2015 - January 2018 New York, New York, United States

National Association Of City Transportation Officials

Designing Cities Fellow

July 2014 - January 2015 New York, United States

Great Communities Collaborative


-Creating an easy-to-understand guide to implementing equitable transit-oriented development to facilitate advocacy by collaborative organizations
-Assessing the impact of past work in impacting transit station area plans
September 2013 - March 2014 California, United States


GreenTRIP Volunteer Analyst

GreenTRIP is "an innovative certification program that rewards multi-family, mixed-use projects that apply comprehensive strategies to reduce traffic and greenhouse gas emissions". I analyzed housing developments for certification by gathering data on each project and using Urbemis to estimate transportation-related emissions reductions from these strategies.
August 2013 - December 2013 Oakland, California, United States

The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

Historic Preservation Volunteer

Compiled restoration reports and designed renovation proposals for three Pittsburgh-area historic structures
August 2011 - March 2012 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


Planning intern

-Compiled data, graphics, and research for "6% Place", a neighborhood redevelopment report and series of projects in Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood which seek to support the area's creative class
-Researched a number of other potential urban interventions in Pittsburgh, including as a ciclovia event and unique signage opportunities for downtown businesses
November 2011 - December 2011 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Real Estate Development Intern

-Analyzed proposed developments and ordinances that affected Pittsburgh's Cultural District
-Worked with property owners, architects, and tenants to improve conditions and draw
visitors and tenants to the Cultural District
-Collected data and created graphics addressing issues such as storefront vacancies, streetscape conditions, and parking supply
February 2011 - April 2011 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Büro Für Urbane Projekte

Urban Planning Intern

-Prepared for, executed, and documented urban design workshops which explored design improvements and development opportunities for two public spaces: the 130-acre Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz parcel at the edge of the city center, and a 1.2-mile stretch of a main arterial, Georg-Schumann-Strasse
-Prepared exhibit materials for the International Building Exhibition Saxony-Anhalt 2010, particularly for the firm's projects in Martin Luther's birth town of Eisleben
-Created branding ideas, informational project posters, flyers, and graphics for urban redevelopment projects and strategic plans for neighborhoods and regions
February 2010 - June 2010 Leipzig, Germany

Kossman Development

Architecture/Construction Intern

-Created construction documents and calculated material quantities and cost estimates for
projects up to 40,000 square feet
-Acted as contact person for subcontractors, product salesmen, and building tenants
-Created packages for project bidding
May 2007 - August 2007 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Kossman Development

Architecture Intern

-Created construction documents using Microstation
-Created packages for project bidding
May 2006 - August 2006 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


University Of California - Berkeley

Master of City and Regional Planning

Concentration in urban design
August 2012 - May 2014 Berkeley, California, United States

The Catholic University Of America

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

August 2005 - May 2009 Washington, District of Columbia, United States


German (Fluent),
English (Native),
Spanish (Conversational),


Jiangmen Urban Design Workshop

Participant in the two-week urban design workshop at the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou, China, examining the transformation of industrial landscape in Jiangmen.


Transatlantic Program For Young Technology Leaders

One of eleven young professionals nationwide selected to participate in an intensive 8-day program in Germany examining sustainable architecture and urban planning


American Institute Of Architecture Students

Honorable Mention for AIAS/AARP Livable Communities Design Competition; Planning Phase entry, "Industrial Revolution"


Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange For Young Professionals

One of 75 Americans chosen for a year-long exchange fellowship in Germany entailing two months of intensive German courses, a semester of university study, and a five-month internship


CUA School Of Architecture & Planning Rome Study Abroad Program

One of nineteen selected for the school’s Rome study abroad program


Boy Scouts Of America

Eagle Scout Award



3D Studio Max, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, ArchiCAD, Autocad, Laser Cutting, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Excell, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Word, Microstation, Physical Model Building, Screen Printing, Sketchup,