Steven Olson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Associate Principal

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Office

Chicago

Contact

312.896.1187
steve.olson@scb.com

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Education

Pratt Institute
Bachelor of Architecture

An Associate Principal and Project Manager at SCB, Steven Olson organizes project teams and coordinates project efforts from inception through completion, including overseeing approvals, design, documentation, and construction phase services. Steve’s extensive experience encompasses a diverse range of projects, including commercial office, repositioning, senior housing, GSA work, hospitality, higher education, and aviation. He believes all projects, regardless of type or budget, benefit from a direct, hands-on approach.

A number of projects Steve has worked on have been published and recognized with awards, including the IBEW Headquarters; the Mather Evanston, which was featured in a number of publications and received a national AIA/DFAR (Design for Aging Review) Merit Award; and the FBI Field Office in Baltimore, Maryland. Many of Steve’s projects incorporate sustainability features, a testament to Steve’s dedication to green building practices. He spearheaded the early LEED movement at SCB, developing company resources and training staff to tackle the sustainability revolution. Steve has worked on numerous LEED projects at varying levels of certification.

A member of the AIA, Steve has been a member of the US Green Building Council since 2001 and maintains the Building Design & Construction accreditation. He earned his degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute in New York City, graduating with Highest Honors and recognition for design leadership.