J. Steven Wright

J. Steven Wright



“I take each project as a portal to learning and to teaching. Within each new mission there lies the possibility to explore new worlds and to foster relationships with those involved in a common cause: To improve upon the things we find along the way.”

Steven knew he wanted to be an architect since he was in middle school. Nearly four decades into his career, his wide-ranging experience throughout the United States and abroad has only reinforced that early passion. Currently a specialist in Perkins Eastman’s healthcare practice, Steven brings a wealth of expertise to his designs that’s rooted in past residential, academic, civic and institutional work. He’s also adept at broader programs such as airports and transit hubs and large-scale mixed-use projects. Along the way, Steven has become a skillful collaborator with colleagues, clients and community stakeholders—often in ways that allow others to thrive, grow, and express themselves as he maintains the collective objectives of each endeavor.  “I enjoy focusing the design team on improving efficiencies and outcomes, and working to define the right solution to a problem at hand without over-elaboration,” he says.

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Steven’s strength beyond architecture lies in maintaining the long view, particularly with healthcare projects that can take nearly a decade to complete. He’s known for bringing a sense of humor and cooperative attitude to the design team, helping partners overcome inertia and encouraging colleagues and collaborators to up their game. As a member of his studio’s leadership, Steven serves on its sustainability and project-management committees, and assists with project marketing and accounting.


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  • +1 (646) 358-8750
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  • Education

  • Yale University, M.Arch
  • University of Virginia, B.Arch
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • U.S Green Building Council