Profile

Mr. Steven Wilson, AIA

Cities + Urban Design Practice Area Leader, North Central Region,
Gensler - Chicago

Contact Details

Gensler - Chicago
Chicago, IL

Bio

Steve serves as the North Central Regional Leader, for Gensler’s Cities + Urban Design Practice.  He helps clients and communities imagine and achieve their future cities and towns. Trained as an architect and planner, he has over 20 years of planning and urban design experience and has worked in more than 35 communities across the country. He is passionate about helping clients create exceptional places  by bringing people together to create plans that are inspiring, achievable and widely supported.

His experience includes community-wide planning, downtown and neighborhood planning, corridor planning, new communities, and campus planning, across a full spectrum of project types including mixed-used development, residential, retail, commercial, healthcare, research, and higher education.

Steve currently serves on AIA’s national Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC) Leadership Group and previously served as Chicago AIA’s RUDC Chair. He is dedicated to bringing the best research and knowledge to help communities achieve their full potential.

Education

Harvard Graduate School of Design
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Master of Architecure in Urban Design, with Distinction, 1998
Urban Design
1996 To 1998

Kent State University
Kent, Ohio, United States
B. Arch, 1995
Architecture
1993 To 1995

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, United States
B.S. Arch, 1990
Architecture
1986 To 1990

Job History

Gensler
Cities + Urban Design Practice Area Leader, North Central Region
Chicago, IL, United States
October 2018 - present

Wilson Planning + Design
Principal
Naperville, IL, United States
December 2016 - October 2018

Farr Associates
Senior Associate
Chicago, IL, United States
October 2014 - December 2015

AECOM
Senior Associate
Chicago, IL, United States
December 2010 - February 2014

Sasaki Associates
Senior Associate
Watertown, IL, United States
June 1998 - November 2010

Specialties

  • Site Analysis and Selection
  • Site Development Planning
  • Urban Design Services

Affiliations

  • American Planning Association (APA)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)