Caleb Schmitz

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Driven by the core value of community, Caleb approaches planning as an opportunity to develop places that reflect the aspirational values of togetherness, access to nature, and social inclusion. Half designer and half analyst, he is a ‘place-maker’ dedicated to the informed and artful creation of unique settings that bring people together and contribute to human health and happiness. Always on the cutting edge of new technology, Caleb brings a background in design and spatial analytics that helps him deliver data-driven and beautiful results to clients on a variety of community planning projects.


Caleb joined SE Group in 2023, bringing a background in hazard resilience planning after working with the Colorado Department of Transportation and conducting research in partnership with the University of Colorado’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

With a bachelor’s degree in sustainable planning and urban design, and a certificate in GIS and computational science, Caleb’s background as a planner is diverse and interdisciplinary. Having held several leadership positions in the College of Environmental Design at CU Boulder, Caleb has experience being a compassionate leader and clear communicator while working with different people coming from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Areas of Expertise

  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Spatial Analysis & Data Visualization
  • Resilience Planning
  • Community Engagement

Outside the Office

Caleb spends most of his spare time with friends and family enjoying all the benefits of living in Colorado, whether it be hiking, skiing, mountain biking, camping, or going to concerts at Red Rocks. He also appreciates the virtues of more urban environments and loves to travel, go to shows, try new foods, and walk around exploring new cities and cultures. From time to time, you might see Caleb working on murals around town or painting in his art studio, where he finds another creative outlet away from the world of urban planning and design.