A dedicated behavioral health planner and mental health design subject matter expert, Stephen is a proponent of “architect as advocate” for colleague, client, and community alike, and he believes strongly in leadership through service. Advocating by design for humanity at its most vulnerable, elevating communities in crisis, and serving those that suffer in silence, Stephen is driving purpose in Stantec’s boundaryless Behavioral Health Practice across the globe.
With awards from Healthcare Design Magazine, FastCo, and the Institute for Patient-Centered Design, Stephen is a collaborative researcher and accomplished designer. An AIA Young Architect Award Winner & HFSE George Pressler Under 40 Recipient, Stephen has been named to Healthcare Design's Best Under 40 list by the AIA’s Academy of Architecture for Health and the ENR’s National Top 20 Under 40. He was the youngest licensed architect elected to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Strategic Council, and he championed the AIA Strategic Council’s Mental Health + Architecture Incubator.
In his personal time, Stephen can be found building a three-generation home with his wife Carrie for their differently-abled parents or volunteering at home and abroad, most recently in Kenya and India as a medical planner, designing hospitals for local NGOs.