Professor Steffen Lehmann

Over the last 25 years, Steffen has been at the forefront of research, teaching and practice in sustainable urban architecture. He works as an architect, engineer and urbanist, as well as an educator and researcher at leading universities.

He regularly provides high-level independent advice to governments, municipalities, industry worldwide on matters relating to design integration of low-carbon technologies, as planning advisor to a dozen cities, including Berlin, Helsinki, Shanghai, Singapore, Ho-Chi-Minh City, Abu Dhabi, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide. 

Steffen has been actively involved in the architectural creation of the `New Berlin'. His work has been widely published, e.g. the green headquarters of the Berliner Volksbank at Potsdamer Platz and German Workers Union headquarters; French Embassy in co-operation with C. de Portzamparc. Steffen is the curator of international exhibitions (in Berlin, Cologne, Sydney, Brisbane, Singapore, Chongqing), General-Editor of the Journal of Green Building (2006-2014); on Editorial Boards of 5 journals; he is the editor of a book series for Routledge.

Steffen is leading a 3yr study on heat stress in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. The project is a $1.2m research initiative aimed at minimising heat stress in urban areas. It brings together university, industry and government partners to save lives and reduce our carbon footprint.

  • Expertise areas: Heat effect, pollution.