Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Stephen is an urban designer and planner with Sasaki Associates, a multidisciplinary firm with an integrated design philosophy. Practicing both internationally and domestically, Stephen has extensive experience working in complex urban environments where he represents a broad base of constituents including municipal agencies, colleges and universities, private developers, non-profits and the public. He is Associate Director at the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), and he has been tapped to serve on a Urban Land Institute (ULI) advisory panels in Fremont, CA providing direction to the City as they establish a new innovation district, as well as Southwest Detroit, MI helping to create a vision for the reuse of an industrial brownfield site at the heart of a vibrant and culturally diverse community. Stephen has been a Lecturer in urban design at Northeastern University and a visiting design critic at several Boston area architecture and planning schools. His interests center on the intersection of design and engagement as tools for empowerment as well as drivers for the production of progressive urbanism. He holds a B. Arch. Degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design (MAUD) Degree with distinction from Harvard University where he received the Thesis Prize for Urban Design and the Award for Outstanding Leadership in Urban Design.