Steven is a longtime DIALOGer who has grown with our Edmonton studio since first joining us as a civil engineering student. Today, he is an award-winning team member and structural engineering principal who has already made his mark on Edmonton. Steven has recently been involved in high-profile projects, including the Edmonton ICE District, Enbridge Centre, the Calgary Cancer Centre, and the TELUS World of Science Edmonton expansion.
Known as an enthusiastic and innovative leader, Steven loves working where innovation lives: at the intersection between design disciplines. He thrives on opportunities to answer new design problems with creativity, collaboration, and technical expertise. His ability to switch from the big picture to technical details means that Steven’s work considers user experience, client needs, and future impact. Whether a new bridge, a high-rise, or a hospital, he recognizes the lifespan of each project, its community impact and embraces his work as a fantastic way to help build the future.
Steven is deeply involved in Edmonton’s engineering community. He has been appointed as a voting member of the Standing Committee on Earthquake Design, working to develop the seismic requirements of the National Building Code of Canada. Steven serves on the Consulting Engineers of Alberta’s Edmonton Buildings Committee as chair and has maintained a strong relationship with his alma mater, the University of Alberta. He also delivers guest lectures, mentors undergraduate students, and contributes to cutting-edge research as an industry advisor.
Steven also currently serves as a member of the Governing Council, an elected body within the Partnership, responsible for the stewardship in the long-term interests and wellbeing of DIALOG.
Whose work are you most impressed by?
Jim Montgomery—a senior founding structural principal. He’s one of the most well-respected and talented structural engineers in the country, and he’s a person with real integrity, which is something I aspire to.
What’s one thing about you that would surprise people?
I actually started University as a music major in piano performance. I still play piano, guitar, drums—whatever I can get my hands on!
Where’s your happy place?
At the top of a mountain—seeing incredibly beautiful places that very few people get to see. I love being outside, especially if it involves hiking in the Rockies or riding my bicycle.
Leaving a place better than you found it is a guiding principle of my work.
Doctor of Philosophy in Structural Engineering
University of Alberta
Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering Co-op
University of Alberta