Stephen Engblom: Senior Vice President, AECOM

Guru Banavar Stephen Engblom, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA, is a Senior Vice President with AECOM and leads the company’s Design + Planning and Economics practice line in the Americas. An accomplished urban designer with a global portfolio, he has over 20 years of experience in City Building. Stephen works with cities, corporations, institutions and developers on planning, design and implementation strategies for a wide range of urban projects.

Engblom is currently splitting his time between Brazil and United States working with some of the largest cities and most influential developers in North and South America. Some examples of his recent projects are: San Francisco’s new downtown Transbay District zoning guidelines; Loyola Marymount’s new campus master plan, the Squamish Nation’s redevelopment vision for the North Shore of Vancouver; the City of São Paulo’s landmark downtown Nova Luz District regeneration plan; and a wide range of projects in Recife Brazil including the award winning Cidade da Copa being built for 2014 World Cup. Previously, he lived and worked in Hong Kong for 6 years, where he directed AECOM’s Urban Design Practice working on a diverse portfolio of large scale Masterplans that have become the foundation for some of the regions’ most successful economic engines: Shanghai’s Suzhou Creek regeneration, Shenzhen’s Shuibei District, Hainan Island’s Shenzhou Peninsula, Macau’s Cotai Gaming District, Singapore’s Marina Bay.

AECOM’s Design Planning and Economics team under Engblom’s direction is the largest multi-disciplinary consulting team in the world working across the hemisphere and around the world. Engblom has dedicated his career to ensuring that Urban Design is seen as a first tier profession and encourages his colleagues to see themselves as the great integrators who create short term success and long term value. AECOM is dedicated to designing, sustaining and enhancing the world’s built, natural and social environments.

Stephen has a Master of Architecture degree from Rice University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture and Urban Studies from Lehigh University.

Stephen is a member of the Urban Land Institute, writes articles for design, planning and popular journals, and lectures and teaches at universities and institutes worldwide.