Steve is a Landscape Architect and Regional Director for the Charleston office. He joined Thomas & Hutton in 2014, bringing along 30 years of experience in land-use planning, master planning, urban planning, recreation planning, and landscape architecture. A licensed Professional Landscape Architect, Steve earned his Master in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University and his Bachelor’s of Science in Horticulture from Clemson University. Steve’s projects have won numerous design awards and have included walkable communities, resorts, neighborhoods, parks, and transportation corridors, as well as incorporated sustainable practices. He has also authored many rezoning and design codes. His involvement with professional organizations includes Urban Land Institute (ULI) South Carolina Board of Governors, Past Chair for Sustainable Leadership Institute of ULI South Carolina, Chair of Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority Bus Rapid Transit Advocacy Committee, Chair of Food and Real Estate Conference, ULI South Carolina Resiliency Committee – Charleston Study, Charleston Chamber Board of Directors, Member Charleston Chamber Infrastructure Task Force, and Founder of The Coastal Transit Institute.
“Being able to create an environment, whether ecological or built and where everything prospers, is exciting to me. It’s about wholeness. Design that affects the events of the day (meaning people’s lives) matters greatly to me. Being able to create something transformational is what it’s all about. If we are going to do something, make it great and make it transformational to improve our society!”