Our Team
Steve Ploeger Associate, Laboratory and Science Planning Leader BTech | MArch | OAA | NSAA | MRAIC | INTL | ASSOC. AIA | LEED® AP BD+C Toronto

Steve is a laboratory and science planning leader who brings a unique blend of expertise to the our Toronto studio. His lifelong passion is designing for science, with a particular interest in the research sector, where he applies a detail-oriented approach towards project excellence. His biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries background has been an invaluable resource in his commissions for the public and private sectors, law enforcement, and research and investigative laboratories. Steve’s laboratory design experience includes significant academic teaching, research projects, and complex laboratory projects for Canadian Universities, including Western University and the University of Toronto. He has also contributed to public sector work, such as lab projects for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and Environment Canada.

What’s your favourite DIALOG initiative?
I can’t decide… but it would probably be a cross between our annual team milestones event and the associates’ breakfast in support of CAMH. Both speak to the awesome culture of sharing and acknowledgement at DIALOG.

What’s your favourite way to give back to the community?
I have a 15-year relationship as a coach and a convenor for East York Hockey, giving back to the community through one of my passions – hockey.

Where’s your happy place?
The deck at the cottage in Haliburton, with the loon calling from across the lake.

Design for the sciences is a passion and a special place to be as an architect, with a unique opportunity to serve the sciences and to contribute to a growing portfolio of science projects... I feel very fortunate every day.
Education

Master of Architecture
University of Michigan

Bachelor of Technology, Architectural Science
Ryerson University

Awards