Leadership & Staff /
Steve McDowell, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C / Principal /
As BNIMâ€™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 peopleâ€“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 Intelligenceâ€™s list of the Top 5 U.S. Firms that are role models for green and sustainable design.