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Steve McDowell, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C / Principal /

Steve McDowell, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C / Principal

As BNIM’s Director of Design, Steve McDowell is an innovator, and his workplace is a laboratory for exploring ideas related to site, environment and technical investigation. He believes in a lively exchange of thoughts to stimulate exploration and sustain innovation. Steve maintains that good design is about people–their health, productivity and lifting the human spirit through design. His work is setting new standards in high performance design, including two Living Building projects: The Omega Center for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck, NY; and the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Under his leadership, BNIM was named number 3 on Design Intelligence’s list of the Top 5 U.S. Firms that are role models for green and sustainable design.