Stephen joined the BLUR Workshop team after graduating from Auburn University where he distinguished himself with numerous accolades and design awards. His family background in the construction industry, combined with his passion for architecture, enthusiasm, and desire to learn give Stephen a perspective unique among architects. This ability to balance aesthetics, function, and technical requirements, have enabled him to create thoughtful design solutions in every project he has touched at BLUR.
Presently, Stephen is immersed in the design of a 40-story Virgin Hotel Miami in the Brickell neighborhood, for which he will serve as a project architect. He recently completed his role in the construction administration of the Gaylord Texan Expansion, a project he has been intimately involved with since the beginning stages of schematic design. He was instrumental in the design and documentation of the exterior enclosure systems and consultant coordination, attacking each challenge with thoroughness and insight to help ensure the project remained on schedule and in budget while maintaining the integrity of the design. Stephen’s life of the project involvement not only exemplifies a key component of the BLUR process, but also enabled him to tactfully negotiate construction challenges that inevitably arise throughout the course of a project. This knowledge base, coupled with an active presence on-site, ensured that design and coordination efforts were effectively translated to the built environment. These attributes along with Stephen’s tremendous work ethic breed a confidence that resonates throughout the project team. His efforts have made him an integral member of the BLUR Workshop family.
In addition to his project responsibilities at BLUR, Stephen is helping with the firm’s recruitment effort. He annually represents BLUR Workshop at career fairs and enjoys being an ambassador for the firm and the profession. Outside of the office, he enjoys developing his craft through the design and fabrication of furniture, travel, and relaxing on in-town golf-courses.