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Minneapolis, MN

Stephen Bellairs



  • Architecture
  • Higher Education
  • Senior Associate
Stephen  Bellairs
  • Senior Associate

Practicing from the firm's Minneapolis location, Stephen is a project manager who leads design teams serving colleges and universities in Illinois and Minnesota. Stephen’s experience enables him to approach each project with a big-picture perspective and a consideration for the meticulous details needed to effectively build teams and manage client and contractor relationships.

Stephen credits his upbringing in South Africa for his close connection to the natural environment, where the built environment maximizes the use of local, natural materials, and passive systems reign. He believes environmental responsibility is a duty of stewardship toward the planet’s – and humanity’s – health and future viability, and understands how his daily decisions impact the planet.

“Consciously selecting local, natural materials with high potential for passive heating or cooling where appropriate is my instinctive first choice in building design. Designers can positively impact the quality of the planet and occupants of a space if we prioritize decisions.”