The Mies Society is pleased to welcome Steven Weiss (ARCH ‘73) as its new board chair. Steve has been an active board member since 2012. As an alumni of the College of Architecture who studied in Crown Hall, he has an intimate familiarity with Mies van der Rohe’s work and design principals. Under Steve’s leadership, the Mies Society has refined its mission and will continue to revive its programmatic activities, launch a new and improved website, and reinstitute its tour program.
Steve is the principal of Weiss Architects, where he serves as principal designer of all projects and provides oversight management for all endeavors. Steve’s designs incorporate functional pragmatism with a particular emphasis on structure and materiality. Weiss Architects is a generalist practice with significant experience in residential, retail, hospitality and sports/recreation architecture. Prior to establishing Weiss Architects, Steve was a Principal of Solomon Cordwell Buenz and a Senior Associate at Booth/Hansen Architects.
Steve was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1995 and has received many awards for both his architectural design work and for his service to the profession of architecture. In addition to his design practice, Steve speaks regularly around the country on the practice of architecture and the workings of the construction industry.