Steve believes that great design is the perfect combination of art and science, and that beauty and elegance derive from solutions equally based on proof of performance and emotional connection. He has served as one of Gensler’s Firmwide Design Leaders for the last 10 years. Working closely with the firm’s senior leadership, Steve has helped guide and direct Gensler’s evolving design philosophy and direction, always focusing on creating value for clients. He has won more than 30 design awards and appears regularly as a panelist to discuss issues of urbanism, architecture and design for organizations that include the AIA and SPUR. Steve holds a B.S. in Architecture and an M.Arch. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was the keynote speaker at the School of Architecture’s graduation ceremony in 2013.