The [Phoenixville Masterplan]has found widespread recognition and support by local, regional, state and federal legislators and agencies and has enabled the owners to proceed in a true private/public process.
Archplan's knowledge and experience has been a significant asset to the project. It is without reservation that I would highly recommend the organization to any municipal or private developer looking to achieve quality integrated und successful planning and design
Project Director, The Phoenix Property Group, Phoenixville, PA Recommendation letter, February 9, 2001
Highly creative design tying
together four completely unique buildings into a single restoration project.
William H. Hazlehurst, Jun., Director Bolton Properties Management, Baltimore
Creative design work and professional execution
Jim Campbell, Principal Somerset Development Co. Washington, DC
I first heard about Klaus roughly fifteen years ago through colleagues who described his success as an early advocate of smart growth and more livable communities. While he was ahead of his time in focusing on the importance of issues that are now central to our profession, what merits Fellowship is how Klaus sought to make a difference. He worked tirelessly—and successfully—to inspire his colleagues and encouraged Baltimore AIA and architects across Maryland to become advocates for policies that reflect our values as a profession. In his own quiet and reasoned way, Klaus advocated in his city and state for smart growth and sustainability that now stands as a model for AIA chapters around the country.
David Dixon, FAIA
Goody Clancy Architects, Boston MA
Recommendation letter, October 1, 2010
In his practice he has provided creative design solutions that enhance the quality of life of communities in transition. His projects combine architecture with urban design.
Klaus has extended his advocacy to teaching and speaking engagements as a mentor, tutor, critic and guest lecturer.
Stan Britt, FAIA, President
Sulton, Campbell Britt, Washington DC
" I hope that you will come to the hearing and testify, as you are the most respected architect in our local profession when it comes to urban design."
Michael Murphy, FAIA
E-mail to Klaus Philipsen 8/26/2008
DHCDC is implementing the neighborhood's community revitalization plan that includes residential and commercial developments. Arch Plan, Inc is providing architectural design and contract administration services in a professional manner that is enabling our agency to make progress in very difficult economic times. Arch Plan has demonstrated commitment to DHCDC's organization development goals by providing excellent recommendations for design and construction administration of our projects.
Arch Plan's staff members are very responsive and complete their project tasks on time. This has resulted in our staff achieving project deadline and the agency gaining financial resources to continue development activities. Our agency would strongly recommend Arch Plan, Inc to any organization requiring professional architectural services.
Roscoe Johnson III, Development Director Druid Heights Community Development Corporation, Baltimore
Evaluation rating 2/9/2010
I think Mr. Philipsen deserves a bonus for his stellar crowd control skills! I am hoping that the misinformation and fears of some of the residents have been alleviated.
Elizabeth Younger, Takoma Park, MD
e-mail note, Sept. 24, 2002
Mr. Philipsen and his organization at ArchPlan Inc. have met the challenges head on and have put together a Master Plan for the redevelopment area that has captured all of our dreams and needs while creating an economically feasible plan.
John A. Messina,
Chairman, Phoenixville Planning Commission
Recommendation letter, January 30, 2001