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Steffen Käubler

Steffen Käubler

Partner, Planner, Urban Designer



Steffen Käubler draws on over 17 years of experience as an urban planning and design consultant in Atlantic Canada. His education in Architecture (Vordiplom, Technical University of Dresden, Germany), Business Administration (Bachelor, University of Hagen, Germany), and Urban Planning (Master’s Degree, Dalhousie University), has afforded him the ability to work on a wide variety of urban planning and design projects. Building on his regulatory and design education, Steffen has developed an expertise as a planner and designer with a keen interest in bridging the gap between planning policy and physical design. Steffen has provided strategic advice to many public and private sector clients on infrastructure planning, urban design, land use planning, and active transportation.

Steffen’s expertise and reputation in the industry are highlighted by the granting of eight national planning and design awards, among them the highest honors by both the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Through working with small and mid-size Atlantic Canadian communities for many years, Steffen has gained a deep appreciation for their crucial role as part of our country’s social fabric. Many of the principles of urbanism that Steffen applies in his daily practice have, in fact, their origin in small, tight-knit, dense, and walkable small towns. While aiming for innovative and engaging plans, Steffen’s approach to planning for small communities is always guided by an awareness that these plans must be realistically attainable by communities with limited financial and human resources.