Steven Gifford

Steven Gifford



“Human by Design transcends function. It is about the creation of a space that is not only aligned with its purpose but it also elevates that space to the inspiration and delight of those who use them.”

With an impressive array of wide-ranging science and education projects to his name, Steve is a highly-regarded industry leader brimming with more than 30 years of notable expertise. Nationally recognized for his work in designing, programming, and planning institutional and corporate buildings, Steve proactively directs complex projects that touch the full spectrum of academic, science, and wellness spaces including biotechnology, ambulatory and acute care, academic research, and others. Known for his ease in working with high-profile academic institutions, he employs an innovative approach in developing intricate program-driven buildings and campus master plans. He enjoys writing articles for national design publications, lecturing on planning science, healthcare, and education facilities, and speaking at design conferences.

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Steve possesses a recognized depth of expertise that complements and enhances the firm’s growing portfolio of science and technology facilities. With over three decades of experience, he serves as a vital resource for multiple practice areas.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (212) 353-7630
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  • Education

  • Columbia University, M.Arch ; University of Virginia, B.Arch
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects