The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Molly O’Neill Robinson, AICP

Molly Robinson

Molly Robinson is a Planning Manager in the Salt Lake City Planning Division. Molly has led Salt Lake City’s urban design efforts for eight years, developing design policy and representing the city’s urban design interests in major development projects. She has demonstrated leadership in high-profile community master planning as the director of the Downtown Plan, a multi-dimensional research, public engagement, and vision and planning process. Her work has given voice to people typically marginalized in public process, such as immigrants and LGBTQ communities, through non-traditional methods. She continues her crusade to elevate design consciousness and culture in Utah by advocating for the qualities and design details that make memorable places and livable neighborhoods for people. 

Prior to joining the Salt Lake City Planning Division, Molly was a planner and project manager at OLIN, an award-winning design studio in Philadelphia, and Sasaki, a leading planning and design firm in Boston. Molly holds a MS in Planning from the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia and a BS in Natural Resource Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also serves an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning.