Based in Gensler's Chicago office, Stephen serves as a Technical Director for the firm's North Central Region. Stephen's expertise in façade and building envelope design provides his clients with progressive and sustainable solutions. He favors an inclusive design process which recognizes the importance of teamwork and listening. As a leader in the Office Buildings Practice Area at Gensler, Stephen has played strategic positions on award winning projects including the Johnson Controls Headquarters Asia-Pacific, the Willis Tower Redevelopment project and the Kohler Global Communications Building. He has lectured in the United States and Europe and has authored papers on the subjects of façade design and sustainability. Stephen is a founding member of Gensler Enclosures; a group dedicated to innovation and research for building enclosure design. Stephen is a member of the American Institute of…
Awards Renovation Jury (Chair 2020; Chair 2021)
Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 2019)
Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Chicago 2019)
28 October 2019
Stephen Katz, Gensler
Few buildings are as iconic as Willis Tower. Generations of Chicagoans have a collective memory of this building playing a role in their entire lives....
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