Steve Wiesenthal

Architect Steve Wiesenthal, FAIA, has dedicated more than twenty-five years of his career to campus planning and architecture for institutions of higher learning. Steve is energized by campuses as intentional communities devoted to the creation and dissemination of knowledge and is a connector—of people and places, ideas and insight—in the spirit of creativity. After six years with the design firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Steve served as campus architect for three of the United States’ most prestigious universities, including the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and the University of California San Francisco. Most recently, in his role as Senior Associate Vice President for Facilities Services and University Architect for the University of Chicago, Steve oversaw the planning, design, construction, and facilities operations of the campus, initiating and implementing the University’s first campus-wide Environmental Sustainability Program.

Hailing from Washington, DC, Steve is based in the Studio’s Chicago office. An avid bicyclist—the ideal pace at which to absorb the world—and traveler, he collects old postcards, sketches, and practices watercolor painting. He enjoys collaborating with experts who specialize in the natural world, such as horticulturalists and landscape architects—people who know how to “make things grow.”

Steve is a member of the Association of University Architects and serves on the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Professional Development Committee and the University of Maryland School of Architecture Board of Visitors. He has formerly served as the Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Institutional Planning.

Contact
swiesenthal@studiogang.com

Registrations & Certifications
Registered Architect, Pennsylvania
Fellow, American Institute of Architects

People

Principals

Jeanne Gang
Founding Principal
Mark Schendel
Managing Principal
Gia Biagi
Principal, Urbanism and Civic Impact
Margaret Cavenagh
Principal, Interior Architecture
Gregg Garmisa
Principal and General Counsel
Weston Walker
Design Principal
Juliane Wolf
Design Principal

Directors

Paul Aanonsen
Finance Director
Alissa Anderson
Publications Director
Claire Cahan
Studio Design Director
Juan de la Mora
Shop Director
William Emmick
Senior Director, Operations
Jay Hoffman
Imaging Director
Sarah Kramer
Senior Editor
Elizabeth Krasner
Communications Director
Meredith Mack
Chief Financial Officer
Adrienne Peñaloza
Marketing Manager
Schuyler Smith
Shop Director
Harry Soenksen
Senior Director, Technical

Senior Project Leaders

Paige Adams
Senior Interior Designer
Akhil Badjatia
Senior Project Leader
Elena Bresciani
Senior Project Leader
Ana Maria Flor Ortiz
Senior Project Leader
Claire Halpin
Senior Project Leader
Thorsten Johann
Senior Project Leader
Anu Leinonen
Senior Project Leader
Mauricio Sánchez
Senior Project Leader
Aurelien Tsemo
Senior Project Leader
Rodia Valladares Sánchez
Senior Project Leader
Michan Walker
Senior Project Leader

Team

Diana Aguilar
Design Team Member
Ellen Anderson
Design Team Member
JT Bachman
Design Team Member
Susan Bell
Executive Assistant
Abraham Bendheim
Design Team Member
Chris Bennett
Design Team Member
Francisco L. Padron Bolanos
3D & CAD Visualization Graphics Specialist
Vincent Calabro
Project Architect
John Castro
Project Architect
Kimberly Daul
Design Team Member
Emma Exley
Office Coordinator, New York
Jason Flores
Project Architect
Julcsi Futo
Design Team Member
Dimitra Gelagoti
Design Team Member
Alina Gorokhova
Design Team Member
Danny Graham
IT Manager
Anna Guthrie
Office Coordinator, Chicago
Christian Hatten
Executive Assistant
Zachary Heaps
Project Architect
Jordan Hicks
Design Team Member
Chase Jordan
Design Team Member
Maciej Kaczynski
Design Team Member
Corbin Keech
Project Architect
Christina Kull
Design Team Member
Weiju Lai
Design Team Member
Will Lambeth
Project Architect
Michael Leaveck
Project Architect
Emily Licht
Design Team Member
Arthur Liu
Project Architect
Melissa Long
Design Team Member
Clifton Lyons
Executive Assistant
Andrew McGee
Project Architect
Lydia Meyer
Shop Coordinator
Annette Miller
Design Team Member
Greta Modesitt
Design Team Member
Angela Peckham
Design Team Member
Erin Pellegrino
Design Team Member
Gabrielle Poirier
Design Team Member
Teo Quintana
Design Team Member
Andrea Rovetta
Design Team Member
Bryan Scheib
Design Team Member
Stanley Schultz
Design Team Member
Anika Schwarzwald
Design Team Member
Katie Stranix
Design Team Member
Perry Strong
Design Team Member
Jean Suh
Project Architect
Rolf Temesvari
Design Team Member
Art Terry
Design Team Member
Tselanie Townsend
Staff Accountant
Michael Vallera
Shop Team Member
Gabriel Vidal-Hallett
Design Team Member
Amy Vodicka
HR Manager
Heinz von Eckartsberg
Senior Urban Designer
Magda Wala
Project Architect
Lindsey Wikstrom
Design Team Member
Peter Yi
Design Team Member
Peter Zuroweste
Design Team Member