Fritz Clauson

Fritz Clauson

Planning Consultant at Urban Interactive Studio

Denver, Colorado (Greater Denver Area)
Architecture & Planning

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Fritz Clauson's Overview

  • Associate Planner at Urban Interactive Studio

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Fritz Clauson's Summary

Recent graduate of the University of Colorado's Urban and Regional Planning program, seeking to explore the intersections of transportation planning and community development in practice to create more livable, walkable, and sustainable communities!

Fritz Clauson's Experience

Associate Planner

Urban Interactive Studio

October 2013Present (1 year) Denver, CO

• Create content, maps, and graphics to deliver interactive and informative websites that engage, educate, and start conversations on planning issues

• Collaborate closely with partners and clients to make technical planning concepts and information accessible and interesting to the general public, enabling richer and more informed public feedback and participation

Transit-Oriented Development Intern


Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Transportation/Trucking/Railroad industry

September 2012September 2013 (1 year 1 month) Denver, CO

• Write and produce 2012 Transit-Oriented Development Status Report, including quantitative and qualitative development and market trend analysis
• Create maps, GIS analyses, and survey methods, and perform research to support Transit-Oriented Development and Planning groups of the FasTracks program

Policy, Planning, and Sustainability Intern

City and County of Denver

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

June 2012September 2012 (4 months) Denver, CO

Created maps, graphics, and analyses to assist in planning and presentation of transportation improvements in the City and County of Denver; assisted with long-term projects, including developing Living Streets Initiative project sheets, document design, and website.

Office Manager/ Planning Technician

Stan Clauson Associates, Inc.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Architecture & Planning industry

March 2011August 2011 (6 months) Aspen, CO

• Created and prepared documents for land use and planning proposals and projects, including project
approaches, code responses, timelines, and official correspondence
• Researched land use and building codes, and geographical and historical site information
• Processed firm invoicing and accounting, maintained firm website and online communications
platforms, managed filing, literature, and supplies, performed general administration

Political Sales Coordinator

National Cable Communications

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

April 2010November 2010 (8 months)

• Created and managed cable TV schedules for 37 million worth of orders for over 100 clients, including Senate and House candidates, national issue groups, and local candidates, in over 150 markets
• Coordinate ad tape/traffic, revisions, and reconciliations
• Work closely with advertising agencies and individual stations to steward orders, solve problems, and keep orders running under tight deadlines

Press Intern

US Senator Michael Bennet

November 2009March 2010 (5 months)

• Provide direct assistance to the Communications Director and online team
• Draft press releases and other documents, perform contact research
• Create daily press clip reports and distribute to office, maintain hard clips database, track coverage of the Senator and critical issues, transcribe speeches, interviews, and key events

Legal Admin Intern

Women Empowered Against Violence, Inc. (WEAVE)

June 2009December 2009 (7 months)

• Provide critical administrative support to WEAVE’s legal team
• Update and maintain client information database and records, including processing large amounts of intake and Civil Protection Order forms, compiling client records and contact information, and checking for conflicts

Office Assistant


Public Company; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

March 2008March 2009 (1 year 1 month)

• Managed product registrations and mailing lists, maintained employee directories and internal websites, and compiled weekly press reports and press release tracking for Public Relations department to use
• Participated in email system overhaul, individually sorting and clearing thousands of bounced messages to create new rules for filtering returned email, enabling clearer customer communication
• Ordered and stocked office supplies, maintained main office printer/copier, coordinated postal services, arranged travel and catering, created expense coding spreadsheets, designed employee business cards

Program Assistant

University of Oregon, Portland Development Program

December 2007March 2008 (4 months)

• Served as point of contact with phones, email, and reception, created and maintained office calendar, ordered office supplies, and organized promotional materials and brochures
• Prepared expense reports, performed research with databases and online resources, drafted documents
and correspondence, including mass-mailing projects, and organized meetings, tours, and other events

Administrative Assistant

City of Aspen, Human Resources Department

June 2007September 2007 (4 months)

• Created detailed salary and benefits comparisons, by researching and contacting other jurisdictions and compiling data into spreadsheets, used by the City to determine salary ranges and benefit plans
• Assisted with benefit administration by researching personnel, contacting health & retirement partners, and clearing benefit plans of retired or terminated employees

Helpline Consultant and Instructional Technology Assistant

Kenyon College Library & Information Services

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry

September 2005May 2007 (1 year 9 months)

Instructional Technology Assistant:

• Helped to maintain classroom technology (computers, projectors, multimedia equipment) and responded to specific problems
• Assembled and maintained a catalog of all classroom equipment used by the College.

Helpline Consultant:

• Provided on-call technical support to students, professors, and staff
• Diagnosed and solved individual network, hardware, and software problems

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

June 2006September 2006 (4 months)

• Assisted with intake of and inquiries regarding legal cases, as well as office and phone reception
• Performed research for major ongoing projects using online Congressional and legal databases, and attended meetings and rallies
• Helped in the development and writing of outreach and informational materials

Fritz Clauson's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Community Forester

      Denver Digs Trees
      • Environment
      April 2013 present (1 year 6 months)

Fritz Clauson's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • German

    (Limited working proficiency)

Fritz Clauson's Organizations

  • Institute of Transportation Engineers - UCD Student Chapter

    President, Member
    • August 2011 to May 2013
  • Urban Land Institute

    Member and Partnership Forum Member
  • American Planning Association


Fritz Clauson's Certifications

  • LEED Green Associate

    • GBCI
    • License 10700932

Fritz Clauson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Research
  2. Microsoft Office
  3. Editing
  4. SketchUp
  5. ArcGIS
  6. InDesign
  7. Photoshop
  8. Illustrator
  9. Urban Planning
  10. Transportation Planning
  11. Transit-oriented Development
  12. Sustainable Development
  13. Placemaking
  14. Land Use Planning
  15. Community Development
  16. Sustainability
  17. Press Releases
  18. GIS

Fritz Clauson's Education

University of Colorado at Denver

MA, Urban and Regional Planning


Activities and Societies: President, Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Chapter, Member, American Planning Association Student Chapter

Kenyon College

BA, Political Science


Departmental Commendation on Senior Exercise

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