Stephen enjoys taking the road less traveled. Oftentimes on a mountain bike or in a good pair of trail-running shoes. Or even when it comes to his career path.
Before he became a designer of architecture, he was a designer of advertising—an award-winning art director, to be exact, at several highly regarded national ad agencies. But as much as he enjoyed creating ads, he always felt there was more out there to discover. Memories of countless hours as a child playing with Legos or sketching facades were pulling him in a different direction.
So, he decided to follow his childhood dreams and pursue architecture. And just like that, years after studying advertising and design at Auburn University and the University of North Texas, he went back to school to obtain his Master of Architecture. While at The University of Texas at Arlington, he also completed the certificate in Asset Repositioning and Property Turnaround Strategies, designed and published TEXFILES (a 300+ page book showcasing the work of the School of Architecture), and became the Co-Founder of the DFW chapter of Architecture for Humanity.
Stephen has a wide range of interests and has lived all over the United States. That experience—along with his background in building and construction, his appreciation for details, and a desire to always find the right solution—allows him to bring his own unique perspective to every project he works on at SHM.
When he is not thinking about architecture, Stephen spends every moment he can with his three children and his wife Meg. And because he doesn't like to sit still for too long, he is a member of a triathlon racing team in Dallas and has competed as an off-road triathlete for Team USA since 2013.