For more than 25 years, the Kittelson team has worked on transportation projects across California. We’ve gradually formalized this presence through establishing offices across the state—first in Oakland, Orange, and Sacramento, and in 2021, a new office that expands our footprint in Southern California.

Following Our People… to San Diego

We’ve always believed that growth should come from us following our people—letting the passions and interests of our team guide business development. This applies to both project types and office locations. In California, it’s led us to focus on planning and technical analysis, including VMT assessments, multimodal corridor planning, and systemic safety planning for agencies across the state. It’s also led us to opening new offices. With the recent hires of two talented transportation professionals whose passion is to stay in and serve the San Diego market, we knew it was time to establish our presence here. If you’re a part of the San Diego community, we hope to host you soon at our new space in San Diego’s North Park neighborhood!

Meet the San Diego Office

Mychal Loomis is a certified transportation engineer and road safety professional serving an array of project and client types. He has 15 years of experience developing long-range mobility plans for communities, creating traffic and circulation plans to support new development, authoring local and statewide road safety plans, and designing several major roadways and phasing plans. Mychal has led public engagement meetings and activities and is always looking for community input about roadways. He continues to learn and adapt to the ever-changing world of mobility to best serve his projects and the communities they benefit.

Chris Romano specializes in developing equitable, community-driven, context-sensitive, and data-informed solutions for complex transportation projects. With a passion for active transportation and placemaking, he has spent his career making places better for people through complete streets retrofits and urban design using a safe systems approach. Having led projects in both the public and private sectors, Chris has experience building consensus between multiple agencies, elected officials, and the community. While employed at the San Diego Association of Governments, he managed over $100 million in capital projects from SANDAG’s Regional Bike Early Action Program, from outreach and planning through permitting, final design, and construction.

Kittelson’s operating philosophy is “one firm, many locations,” meaning we all see ourselves as part of the same team and form project teams based on skillset and interests, not location. Mychal, Chris, and future members of our San Diego team will be supported by our 26 other offices and collective expertise in transportation research, planning, design, and operations.

Join Our Growing Team

Interested in shaping the strategy of transportation initiatives in existing and emerging markets in California? We are currently hiring for the following positions, which can be based in San Diego or anywhere else in the state: