Steven R. Upchurch, AIA

Managing Director, Hospitality Practice Area Leader, Principal

A Co-Managing Director of Gensler Dallas and a Firmwide Hospitality Practice Leader, Steve applies his knowledge of local and international markets to deliver impactful and memorable experiences to owners, developers, brands and guests. With more than three decades of design, planning, management and real estate development experience, he is actively growing and diversifying Gensler’s Lifestyle Sector. Steve is recognized for his leadership on several signature mixed-use, hotel and entertainment projects, including the new Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Beverly Hills, Grand Hyatt at Seoul’s Incheon Airport, Queen Mary Entertainment District, and the award-winning restoration of Belmond El Encanto Resort. Passionate about making a difference in the community, he volunteers with local philanthropies and served on the Board of Directors for Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills. A Registered Architect in Texas, Steve earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University.