Alyson Steele

Alyson’s approach to design enables cultural institutions to address new audiences while enhancing their buildings’ and sites’ essential character. She utilizes facilitation, graphic representation, and digital technology to develop solutions that make history and meaning tangible.

Alyson‘s pioneering work includes a vast portfolio of new and revitalized museums, landmark buildings, and sacred sites, as well as 21st-century advancements in the management and use of geospatial information for planning, design, and stewardship.

Alyson enjoys engaging and empowering diverse stakeholder groups to create authentic and inclusive experiences of shared cultural places – making these places stronger, more dynamic, and better connected to their communities.


Master of Architecture, University of Virginia, 1994

Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, Stanford University, 1989


College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects      

Association for Preservation Technology, DC      

The Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, Oak Park, Illinois, Intern Architect    

Old First Concerts, San Francisco, Assistant to the Director

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