The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Ted Knowlton

Ted Knowlton

Ted Knowlton is Deputy Director at the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) the MPO for the Salt Lake metropolitan area. Ted’s career has focused on coordinating place-making with regional infrastructure planning. Experience includes county and multi-county planning efforts in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. These efforts garnered two prestigious Daniel Burnham awards from the American Planning Association: for Envision Utah’s Quality Growth Strategy and Chicago Metropolis 2020. In Salt Lake City, he lead the original development of the Wasatch Choice for 2040 vision, the region’s officially adopted four-county vision. Before joining WFRC, Ted was the Planning Director at Envision Utah — referred to by the Washington Post as the “gold standard” of regional visioning. Ted is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah and has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University. He is the president of APAUtah.