who we are

who we are

Urbanhaus Developments Ltd. is a vertically integrated design and development company founded in 2010 by Grant Williams and Paul Jeffrey Schaefer.

Paul Jeffrey Schaefer

My passion for residential design grew out of my playing with lego for hours on end as a kid.  I would miss an entire days' worth of meals because I would be so engrossed with building that I would just forget to eat.  Even now, when I design, pouring over sketches and design software, I will forget the other necessities of the day.

My path to Urbanhaus was a divergent one.  After completing a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, in Marketing, I found myself working for a very large beer company creating and managing national marketing programs.  While working in the beer business had its perks, I realized that it wasn’t quite what I was looking for.  All of those days clicking bricks together as a kid drew me back to my real passion.

In 2007, I graduated from the University of Calgary with a Master of Architecture degree.  Since graduating I have worked on projects ranging from small industrial buildings to commercial office towers but my passion is to greatly improve the design and construction quality of housing in Edmonton.  Thus Urbanhaus was born.