Stephen is senior planning officer for the Washington, DC Department of General Services (DGS). He is a skilled capital project manager, with a career that includes his own architecture firm in New York City; public service with the NYC Dept of Design and construction; and strategic planning projects in the Middle East. In 2008, after returning to the United States, Stephen reentered public service, this time in Washington, DC’s Office of Property Management.
Upon the creation of the DC Dept of General Services, he served a year as Deputy Director for the Construction Division. He was then selected to create the Planning Office of the Department of General Services. As part of its work, DGS Planning is involved in transforming industrial sites into sustainable public works facilities; upgrading District office space into creative communities; increasing awareness for co-locating of multiple municipal needs and increasing economic development opportunities. His department also administers Facility Condition Assessments, and is involved in urban agriculture, public safety and municipal facility master planning.