Faculty, University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design
San Francisco Director
Stephen Engblom, AIA, LEED AP, architect, is a member of the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design. He was previously an Executive Vice President with AECOM, the world’s premier provider of integrated urban planning and infrastructure. Mr. Engblom is a SPUR SF board member and is active in the Urban Land Institute and American Institute of Architects, contributes thought leadership to industry journals, and lectures and teaches at universities and institutes worldwide. He works fluidly with public and private sector leaders as well as between the worlds of urban infrastructure engineering and urban design. He is currently serving on the SPUR task force for the Places chapter of the SPUR Regional Strategy, and is a key thought leader in developing urban design solutions on how all model place types in the nine-county region can shoulder their responsibility in accommodating the next 50 years of growth while addressing. He also led one of 10 teams in the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge that asked how the SF Bay Area and its cities can optimize the next generation of infrastructure to support the region’s population growth and GDP while addressing the threats of sea level rise, severe storms, drought, flooding and earthquakes, and issues of affordability and inequity in the Bay Area.