American Institute of Certified Planners – Karl Fritschen

Karl Fritschen is a rarity; a licensed landscape architect and a certified planner, rare in his profession. Karl is able to use his graphic and artistic skill to sell ideas and illustrate issues particular to an area or space, as well as having great knowledge of plant material and design. Karl is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a Registered Landscape Architect, and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

With a Bachelors in Landscape Architecture from Oklahoma State, and a Master’s Degree in Regional and City Planning from Oklahoma University, Karl Fritschen has more than 20 years of experience working in urban planning and civic development under his belt. Working in both the public and private sectors, Karl Fritschen can claim numerous key areas of experience. Long range planning, planning studies, project management, code writing, streetscape planning and design, open space and park planning and design, redevelopment projects, transportation planning and site and landscape plans are only a few of the skills he has practiced through job experience. Karl has also planned and designed streetscapes, done greenway trail planning and design, and made numerous public presentations.

The last 20 years have only whetted the appetite of this urban planning professional for more challenges and more learning. “My dream job would be one in which I can make a long term contribution…I would love to be involved in urban design and redevelopment of older downtown areas and communities.”