President | CEO

President | CEO: Since 2018
Principal and Director of Healthcare Planning: Since 2009
Architect: Since 1989

Education: Bachelor Architecture 1986 | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Registration: Wisconsin Architect


Steve’s passion for his profession, innovative approach and commitment to client service led to his appointment as CEO in 2019.  Steve has driven the reinvention of Zimmerman’s culture, strategy and business efforts, bolstering its place in the industry.  Steve was named president of the firm in April of 2018, and he has been a key figure in the firm’s renewed focus on commercial, industrial and mixed-use market segments.  Healthcare, education, municipal and recreation facilities will also remain central areas of expertise that drive the firm’s practice.

Steve’s career features more than 30 years of architectural planning, design and project management experience.  Prior to ascending to his current position, Steve had focused on projects delivered within the healthcare environment for more than two decades. Steve’s notable clients include: Froedtert Health; Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Aurora Healthcare; Rogers Hospital; Milwaukee County and Marshfield Clinic. Steve’s organized approach to developing design solutions for his healthcare clients’ centers around a strong communicative relationship with administrators and user groups. This strategy has enabled outcomes that enhance the patient experience and improve staffing efficiency.

What inspires you?

“I enjoy orchestrating groups of healthcare professionals, and developing consensus on how to provide healing environments that better support the services that are provided to their patients. Using our knowledge and skills to help improve people’s health and well being is what inspires me the most.”