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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Newport Beach Civic Center

Steven D. Chaitow


Originally drawn to Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s ethos of human-centric modernism, Steve continues to center people in his work. He thrives on the energy derived from collaborating with teams and clients to solve project challenges. As a leader his style is engaging and inclusive, bringing all parties to the table to develop inspired design solutions. Steve has brought this approach to projects at multiple scales and typologies – from civic and academic to workplaces and residences. Committed to building a better future, Steve brings a keen interest in sustainability, wellness, and community. To that end, Steve works to nurture the next generation of designers throughout the practice and the profession, teaching and serving as a guest critics at leading design institutions across the country.


Carnegie Mellon University, Bachelor of Architecture, Cum Laude 1991

Professional Affilliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIA California, AIA San Francisco, Society of College and University Planners (SCUP)