It was Steven's keen interest in applying theatrical lighting techniques to traditionally non-theatrical environments that led to his founding Available Light in 1992. The originality and grand scale of Steven’s designs are evident in such one-of-a-kind award-winning projects as: The International Spy Museum in Washington DC, The Neural Climber interactive experience at The Franklin Institute, the iconic lighting scheme lighting for the spectacular 150th anniversary celebration of Pennsylvania’s Horseshoe Curve, and the architectural lighting and control systems renovation for The National Archives Rotunda — home of the US Constitution.
His commitment to responsible design solutions, including assuring LEED certification for dozens of projects, is central to his work. Other significant milestones include receiving both the IALD Radiance Award — architectural lighting’s highest honor - and the LDI Redden Award for Sustained Achievement in Lighting Design.
Steven’s museum work has been honored with multiple and coveted Themed Entertainment Association Awards for The Liberty Science Center, The U-505 at MSI Chicago, The National Museum of the Marine Corp, The National Infantry Museum, and The Reynolds Education Center at Mt. Vernon.
Architectural works include projects for the Harvard, MIT, UMass, Analog Devices Inc., Bain & Company, the Sea Island Cloister Hotel and Spa, Boston Children’s Hospital, Penn State Medical Center, AT&T, Sunglass Hut, and a series of historic statues along Boston’s storied Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
Special Events and Trade Show clients include Novartis, Sabic, Bayer, Sikorsky Helicopter, LG, IBM, AstraZeneca, Philips Lighting, and Lights in Alingsås in Sweden.
Steven holds a BFA in Stage Design from Webster University in St. Louis, an MFA in Stage Design from NYU, and is a Fellow of the International Association of Lighting Designers. He is a Past President of the IALD Education Trust and endows a scholarship program in architectural lighting design. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of the IALD Lighting Industry Research Committee (LIRC) and the board of Business of Light (BOL)—an organization dedicated to assisting future lighting industry leaders. Steven is adjunct faculty of the Exhibit and Experience Design masters program at FIT in NYC; he is passionate about developing the next generation of lighting designers.