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Kevin Gifford

Kevin has a background in GIS and spatial data analysis, data visualization, and urban planning. Kevin specializes in the development of analysis and data tools to inform public policy decisions, including comprehensive planning under Washington’s Growth Management Act, environmental documentation under the State Environmental Policy Act, economic development plans, and other forms of land use analysis.  Kevin also supports BERK's practice with his experience in environmental impact analysis, cartography, and visual impact assessments.

Prior to joining BERK in 2013, Kevin worked as a Planner and GIS Analyst at AHBL and ICF International. Kevin earned a Master of Urban Planning and a Bachelor of Environmental Design, cum laude, from Texas A&M University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Information and Data Science from the University of California, Berkeley.


Outside BERK

Kevin Gifford

Born and raised in Texas, Kevin relocated to Seattle in 2006 and does not miss his native state's weather at all. In summer, he enjoys camping and working to perfect his barbecue brisket recipe. In winter, he can be found holed up with a good book or in the mountains indulging his Southern fascination with snow. A self-professed geek, Kevin loves science fiction, building computers, and games of all kinds, whether played on a screen or a tabletop.