Steffen Lehmann

Director, School of Architecture
Expertise: Architecture, Cities, Urban Design, Sustainable Development, Urbanism, Urban Regeneration

Biography

Steffen Lehmann is a nationally recognized architect, educator, designer and author on sustainable architecture and urban design. Lehmann is often called upon to discuss the relationship between environment and design, and how cities themselves can adapt to climate change.

His research specialties include green urbanism, urban regeneration, and sustainable development.

Starting as a professional architect in his home country of Germany, Lehmann was actively involved in the urban creation of the “New Berlin.” The founder of Steffen Lehmann Architekten Berlin, he has been teaching advanced design studios at leading universities in six countries since 1991. He is also the founding director of two research centers at the University of South Australia, founding director of the Cluster for Sustainable Cities (UK), and Principal Investigator of several large multidisciplinary grants. Lehmann has authored over 19 books with prestigious publishers, countless articles and papers along with numerous publications on sustainable architecture and future cities.

Education

  • Ph.D., Technische Universität Berlin
  • A.A., AA School of London
  • Dipl. Des., Univ Appl Sc Mainz

Steffen Lehmann In The News

Science Alert
December 24, 2019
In her Hugo-finalist novel Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers envisions a future where humanity travels the galaxy in generational ships, their entire civilisation dependent on a well-oiled system of reusing and recycling resources. Every waste product is expertly crafted into something else, sustaining the space travellers for generations.
Realtor Magazine
December 4, 2019
The buzz in residential real estate is all about sustainability, and the good news is there are a plethora of ways to improve the efficiency and durability of a home.
KDWN
October 22, 2019
Officials and planners in Las Vegas say they are working to reduce rising temperatures in a city where paved areas create a warmer environment than plant-covered or rural desert areas.
Nevada Current
October 17, 2019
A Climate Central study reports that, on average, U.S. cities were 2.4 degrees hotter than the surrounding rural areas during the past 10 summers, and Las Vegas topped the list of the most extreme heat islands at 7.3 degrees hotter.

Articles Featuring Steffen Lehmann

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
PeopleDecember 27, 2019
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People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus NewsNovember 1, 2019
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