Deven Young, PLA

It started with a need to downsize after moving to a new city, almost two decades later my love for a daily commute on two wheels and a set of pedals has only grown. I've seen the benefits of creating active healthy communities first-hand and I am proud to talk about it. Working as a Landscape Architect at Alta allows me to integrate creativity and interest into these active mobility improvements I deeply value. The opportunity to work with a passionate group of peers who share my joy and are pushing for change in the field gets me out of bed and onto the path each morning, even in the middle of February.


Deven is an experienced project manager and landscape architect. He has helped lead some of Alta’s largest and most complex pathway improvement projects, like the LA River Path, Hong Kong Harbourfront and the Coachella Valley Link. Deven’s technical strengths are balanced with an ability to find common ground when facing complex infrastructure challenges. He has helped broker agreements with regional, state and national transportation agencies and prides himself on seeing projects implemented on schedule and within budget.