Development professional with over 10 years of experience in the real estate and construction industry. He is passionate about creating places that maximize social equality and economic benefit for the communities we serve.
At Project^ Stephen is responsible for managing all aspects of development projects from site and consultant selection through completed construction and occupancy. His strong technical and creative background enables him to successfully lead and participate in multi-disciplinary teams with diverse stakeholders.
Prior to joining Project^, Stephen spent a decade as an Architect working for local firms Mackenzie and Otak. Through those experiences, he grew his Project Management skills and understanding of various building types including industrial, multi-family residential, hospitality, commercial office, retail, and mixed-use.
He began his career as an Architectural Designer at a small multi-disciplinary firm in rural upstate New York. While there, he worked on a series of single-family homes, industrial warehouses and factories, and some mixed-use residential buildings. It was there, with the adjacent Adirondack mountains, that he recognized the beauty of nature and importance of environmental preservation through sustainable urban design.
Stephen has previously served as a board member for the Portland chapter of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan as well as the Thousand Islands area Habitat for Humanity. During his graduate studies, he served as a project manager and graduate research assistant developing an alternative construction method of Compressed Earth Blocks (CEB) for the local habitat for humanity organization. He is currently a member of the American Institute of Architects.