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

Fast Company
March 13, 2020
These planes flying out of a nearby airport are a reminder of the estimated $13 billion international airport that had been planned and partially constructed on top of the seasonal wetlands native to this place.
GreenBiz
March 2, 2020
Walking along the edge of a seasonally dry lakebed on the eastern outskirts of Mexico City, there is near perfect silence except for the occasional airplane that flies overhead.
Smithsonian Magazine
February 12, 2020
Walking along the edge of a seasonally dry lakebed on the eastern outskirts of Mexico City, there is near perfect silence except for the occasional airplane that flies overhead.
Ensia
February 7, 2020
Walking along the edge of a seasonally dry lakebed on the eastern outskirts of Mexico City, there is near perfect silence except for the occasional airplane that flies overhead.

Articles Featuring Steffen Lehmann

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
PeopleDecember 27, 2019
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.
People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus NewsNovember 1, 2019
A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
Steffen Lehmann poses in front of architectural models.
PeopleFebruary 4, 2019
The world-renowned architect now brings his vision to UNLV where he plans to help the School of Architecture capitalize on its unique geographical location.
portrait of man
Arts and CultureOctober 22, 2018
A renowned architectural educator, Lehmann comes to UNLV from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.