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With a broad and unique array of architecture and construction experience, Stephen is passionate about working at the intersection of architecture, infrastructure, and landscape; energy efficiency and conceptual rigor; construction craft and technological innovation.
He has seven years of professional architecture and construction management experience, ranging from high-end homes and retail in Colorado and New York to sustainable housing design and project management in Africa. He holds a Masters of Architecture degree from Parsons School of Design in New York, where he was awarded the national Alpha Rho Chi Medal for leadership, service, and professional merit.
Stephen is an invaluable team member, with a passion for and knowledge of integrated sustainable design, an ability to execute documentation quickly and accurately, and capacity to synthesize site (natural, social, structural) with programmatic and experiential ideas.
Dr. Aloy and Gesare Chife Foundation, Anam City, Nigeria, Project Architect
Part of a small management team on a new city development, I was responsible for the design, construction drawings, budgeting and scheduling of several prototype single and multi-family houses, a passive agriculture storage facility, multiple temporary bamboo workshops, and a 40-bed health center. I simultaneously coordinated construction of several buildings, organizing materials and labor, and overseeing quality control. The project's guiding principle was to hybridize local materials and knowledge with global sustainable technologies in targeted architectural solutions to housing, agro-industry, and health care.
MR Architecture & Decor, New York, NY, US, Designer
Working closely with design team leaders, I prepared construction documents, design review submissions, 3D vignettes, and interior layouts for high-end residential houses and apartments. I coordinated closely contractors, engineers, and suppliers.
Tommy Hein Architects, Telluride, CO, US, Designer
Oversaw consultant and contractor coordination and design and building code review processes; executed all phases of documentation from schematics to permit and construction sets. Core team member on highly complicated 100,000 square foot 47-unit multi-use development on a steep hillside. Helped develop office Autocad standards and file management protocols.
Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture
Recipient of Alpha Rho Chi Medal: national annual award for Leadership, Service, and Professional Merit.
Teaching Assistant: Structural Technology 1 & 2
Teaching Assistant: Issues and Practices of Modern Architecture
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, US, Bachelors, Physics
Alpha Rho Chi Medal, Award
National Annual award for Leadership, Service, and Professional Merit