Architect Brigitte Williams to Principal for Steinberg’s San Jose office
MAY 14, 2015, SAN JOSE — Steinberg, an international design firm, has announced the promotion of Brigitte Williams to Principal in its San Jose office. Brigitte has over two decades of experience as a design architect, including stints at SOM-Chicago and HOK’s offices in St. Louis and San Francisco.
Born and educated in Switzerland, Brigitte ran her own international translation firm in Zurich, and moved to the USA to study architecture. Before she joined Steinberg, Brigitte designed the Gateway Multimodal Transportation Center in downtown St. Louis, the Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue in St. Louis’ Central West End, and the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower in Hartford, Illinois. Among her most significant designs at Steinberg include the boutique Epiphany Hotel in Palo Alto; the Humanities and Fine Arts Center, the new Academic Building, and the Student Life and Athletic Centers, all at Bellarmine College Prep High School; the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Evergreen Valley College; and especially the 2014 AIA Honor-Award-winning Workday Student Center at Monte Vista High School in Danville, and the 2014 AIA Citation-Award-winning Northside Branch Library in Santa Clara.
“Brigitte’s projects are analytical and research-driven, with a purposeful functionality” said David Hart, President & CEO. “Her collaborative, client-engaged process coupled with her unique design perspective will help drive our firm’s continued exploration to redefine the built environment both aesthetically and conceptually.”
Williams earned a Master of Architecture degree with honors from Washington University-St. Louis. LEED-certified, she is a board member of the Santa Clara Valley chapter of the AIA.
Steinberg brings an idea driven, result-oriented approach to the design and development of projects around the world. With offices in San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Shanghai, the firm shapes environments and creates inspiring places through research, technology and innovative design. Steinberg is committed to its core values of design excellence, improving communities and fostering an entrepreneurial culture. Founded in San Jose in 1953 by architecture pioneer Goodwin Steinberg, the firm has completed hundreds of projects in Silicon Valley including such icons as City Hall, The Tech Museum, and Mineta International Airport. Current projects include urban mixed-use projects such as The Pierce and San Pedro Square in San Jose and the Vi in San Francisco’s Mission Bay; The Epiphany Hotel in Palo Alto; the new Pacific Mall in Milpitas; and new student housing at Stanford University. For more information, visit Steinberg at steinberg.us.com