Stephen holds a Master in Architecture degree with a Letter of Commendation from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor in Arts with highest honors in History of Art and Architecture and Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College, where his scholarly work was awarded the Thomas Temple Hoopes prize. Working at the intersections of architecture, art, history, design, craft, and planning, he has worked at accomplished architectural firms in the US and Japan, taught art history to Harvard College undergraduates, constructed low cost housing in Bolivia and Kenya, apprenticed with a German violin maker, and served as a Community Service Fellow at the Boston Redevelopment Authority. More recently, he collaborated with local citizens on a design/build project and grassroots planning strategy for a Japanese community devastated by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake/tsunami. In addition to running the design practice, he is curating an exhibition on casino urbanization and suburban housing.