“Each community is unique and deserves a contextual planning solution that influences positive change and quality of life improvements for residents and visitors alike.”

Kenneth Nilmeier

Principal & Director of Planning

Kenneth Nilmeier is Principal and Director of Planning of MVE + Partners. Since joining the firm more than 25 years ago, he has overseen the firm’s key master planning projects including specific plans, brownfield redevelopments, feasibility studies, and large-scale urban master plans. His wide range of expertise includes planning for residential and mixed-use communities, commercial developments, educational campuses and luxury resorts.

Nilmeier stresses contextualization, flexibility and site-specific solutions that meet client needs and make positive changes for the community. His planning success is a result of long and careful thought on the best possible use of land, and the blending of design objectives, physical site opportunities, and economics to meet site-specific goals.

Nilmeier is an advocate for the arts, supporting institutions such as The Laguna Beach Museum of Art and Mission San Juan Capistrano. He is an active member of the Orange County Business Committee for the Arts where he currently serves on the Board of Directors.

  • Bachelor of Science, City and Regional Planning, with Honors
    California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo