Steve is the CEO of DES Architects + Engineers. His primary role is the leadership and management of DES. By maintaining an easy-going culture that embraces learning and creativity, Steve has cultivated an environment that allows talented professionals to contribute their best work. His leadership has been instrumental in DES becoming the leading architecture firm in Silicon Valley. He is a lifelong member of the Redwood City community. He spent his early years in the Kennedy Middle School neighborhood, graduated from Woodside High School, and has worked for 40 years in downtown Redwood City. He is a past chair of The Sequoia Awards board of directors.