Place It! is a design- and participation-based urban planning practice founded by urban planner and artist James Rojas. At its core, Place It! engages people in urban planning, transportation, design, landscape, and neighborhood change through their hands and senses so that they can be creative and expansive in their thinking and offer up real solutions to the challenges facing our cities and neighborhoods.


Services include interactive model-building workshops, pop-up models and installations, public-space and landscape prototyping events, sensory-based walking tours, film and video, and translating the resulting ideas into plans, designs, drawings, and policy recommendations for larger project teams and clients.


Our clients include cities and municipalities, landscape architecture and architecture firms, community-based organizations, arts organizations, non-profits, council districts, art institutions, and schools. Recent clients include Dudek, Los Angeles County, Alta Planning, MTC San Francisco, San Francisco Walks, Rosewood Elementary, HDR, Salazar Architects, the City of Anaheim, the City of Colton, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.


Our projects vary in scope from a year-long series of engagement events for the creation of a master plan to a one-off model-building event to kick off a community-based project - to everything in between. We are based in California but work across the country.


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