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Stephen Buchholz

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"We bring design leadership to the project, we solve unique design problems in a creative way, and we take personal ownership and responsibility for ensuring the success of each project."

Stephen Buchholz
Director, Project Management


Stephen has a strong background in both architectural design and project management. Stephen has been with the firm for more than 20 years, and in his role as Director of Project Management, he is responsible for the management and coordination of several major design projects and documents produced by the office. His demonstrated problem-solving skills, client communication, and extensive project development experience, makes him a top choice for complex projects. His experience spans diverse building typologies, including residential, commercial, data centers, performing arts venues and religious centers.


BS Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1988
California Registration

Fun Facts

  • Competitive Golf & Tennis player
  • Favorite movie is a tie between Joe vs The Volcano & The Princess Bride


To be good enough to qualify for the Senior PGA Tour someday!

Favorite Projects @ Heller Manus Architects

  • White River Amphitheater, Seattle, WA
  • Seismic Replacement Building, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Campus Data Center, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA