short vita

Jan Schultheiß
Urban Planner and Art Historian


  • Urban (re)development in an international context
  • Physical planning and design
  • Public participation and facilitation
  • Art and architectural history of the Modern

For a detailed CV and further information please contact me.



2015 Training as certified facilitator at the artop-Institut at Humboldt-University, Berlin
2004 – 2006 Master in Urban Planning, with distinction, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1999 – 2003 Bachelor of Arts in Art History, with honors, Roosevelt University (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Chicago, Illinois
1997 Allgemeine Hochschulreife (A-level), Auguste-Pattberg-Gymnasium, Mosbach/Germany



Since 2019 Project Manager in Public Service (Federal level)
2011 - 2019 slapa & die raumplaner gmbh, Büro für Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung (Office for urban and regional development), Berlin
2010 - 2012 Urbanizers Büro für städtische Konzepte (Office for urban concepts), Berlin
2009 STATTBAU Stadtentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, Berlin
2008 – 2009 urban essences (formerly SAMT) architecture/urban design, Berlin
2007 – 2008 New Jersey Future, Trenton, New Jersey
2006 – 2007 Wall and Associates (now Stantec), New York, New York
2005 City of Chicago, Mayor's Office, Chicago, Illinois
2003 – 2004 Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, Illinois
2003 – 2004 Uptown Neighborhood Development Corporation, Chicago, Illinois
2002 National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming
1998 – 1999 Selfhelp Home, Chicago, Illinois, volunteer service with Action Reconciliation Service for Peace




Facilitation in urban development for vhw - Bundesverband für Wohnen und Stadtentwicklung e.V. (National Association for Housing and Development)

Computer skills

  • Word and data processing (MS-Office): profound skills
  • Graphic design (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign): profound skills
  • Geographic Information Systems (ArcMap): good skills
  • AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, SketchUp: good skills
  • Website design and maintenance: good skills


  • German (native speaker)
  • English (spoken and written): fluent
  • French (spoken and written): good skills
  • Spanish (spoken and written): basic skills
  • Latin (written): good skills

Associations (selection)

Berlin Chamber of Architects



urban essences (formerly SAMT) architecture/urban design, Berlin

  • First prize group, competition "Gradual urban development of the former Tempelhof airfield"

Harvard University

  • Award for Outstanding Leadership in Urban Planning and Urban Design (2006)
  • Penny White Award for research project “Detroit ReCast” (2006)
  • Affordable Housing Development Competition, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, 2nd Place (2006)

Roosevelt University

  • Outstanding Student of the Year Award (2002)
  • Roosevelt Scholars Program (2000 – 2003)

Further activities

  • Action Reconciliation Service for Peace - selection of long-term volunteers for international peace service and planning of short-term international summer camps
  • Marathon running – Berlin (2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019), Boston (2003), Chicago (2001, 2002 and 2007), Karlsruhe (2018) and New York (2013)