Klaus Philipsen is president of ArchPlan Inc., an architecture firm in downtown Baltimore specializing in community revitalization, building rehabilitation and adaptive re-use, historic preservation and transportation planning. He received a master's degree of architecture in Stuttgart, Germany in 1975 and has worked as an architect and planner in Germany, England. He resides in US and since 1986.
Mr. Philipsen has been named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2011. As part of his volunteer work he co-founded D center, a Baltimore based non-profit advancing design and 1000 Friends of Maryland, a growth management group. He is vice president of NeighborSpace, a Baltimore County land trust. For ten years he was a member of the Baltimore County Design Review Panel and he has been co-chair of the Urban Design Committee of the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 17 years. In 2012 he was appointed to the nationwide Regional and Urban Design Committee of AIA by the President of National AIA .
Current consulting work includes transit oriented development and urban design planning for the future Red Line rail transit in the Baltimore Region, a large bus transit center in Langley Park, MD and the design of a Negro League Baseball museum and restaurant on Baltimore’s once legendary Pennsylvania Avenue.
Mr. Philipsen is a frequent speaker on smart growth, preservation and transportation.