Stephen Katz from Gensler Chicago in a long bright hallway

Stephen Katz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Technical Director, Principal

Stephen is a Technical Director in Gensler’s Chicago office. He has worked and lectured in the United States, Asia, and Europe. As a recognized thought leader, Stephen has been featured in foremost design publications and journals, authoring works on façade design, intelligent building technology, and sustainability. He has played strategic positions on award winning projects including the Johnson Controls Asia-Pacific Headquarters, the Willis Tower Repositioning Project, and the Kohler Global Communications Headquarters. He favors an inclusive design process which recognizes the importance of teamwork, listening, and the power of imagination.

Stephen is a licensed Architect, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a member of the American Institute of Architects. Stephen was a Lieutenant in the US Naval Reserves serving as an officer in the Civil Engineer Corps. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart College and a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.