Associate Principal, Acoustics


Steven’s thorough understanding of both acoustic theory and architectural/engineering design practices helps him develop high-level acoustic environments that clients desire.  Steven is an experienced project manager for a wide range of project types and sizes.

With Jaffe Holden Since 2012 – In The Industry Since 2012

Steven’s engineering background and enthusiasm for musical performance provide a solid foundation for his career in acoustic design. Since joining Jaffe Holden, he has gained experience studying the acoustics of academic learning environments, museums, performing arts venues, and mixed-use facilities.

An avid musician since high school, Steven earned a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in music from Duke University in North Carolina. He graduated summa cum laude and received the Walter J. Seeley Award and the Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award for high levels of scholastic achievement. Steven now resides in Baltimore, MD and continues to perform percussion in local ensembles. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of America.


Highlights from his project work include the following:

  • Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, CA
  • Architect of the Capitol, Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, DC
  • Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts, Lubbock, TX
  • College of William and Mary Fine Arts Quarter, Williamsburg, VA
  • Cerritos Community College Performing Arts Center, Cerritos, CA
  • Denison University, Performing Arts Facility, Granville, OH
  • Duke West Union Renovation, Durham, NC
  • George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City, UT
  • George Washington University SQ77 Residential Hall, Washington, DC
  • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Terrace Theater Renovation, Washington, DC
  • NYU 181 Mercer Redevelopment Multi-Use, New York, NY
  • Robinson Center Music Hall, Little Rock, AR
  • Supreme Court, Scotus Exhibit Hall, Washington, DC
  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts Performance Place Renovation, Winston-Salem, NC
  • University of Iowa School of Music, Iowa City, IA
  • Winston Salem State University, Hauser Hall, Winston-Salem, NC