SBA Hires Jon Romig to lead Science + Technology Sector
Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) recently welcomed Jon Romig as the firm’s Science + Technology sector leader.
Romig will head SBA’s business development efforts in science and technology and act as a principal and programmatic expert on SBA’s life science, science, and technology projects. He joins SBA from HDR, where he served as the principal of science and technology for the past two years. Romig has been a national leader in both laboratory facility design and STEM communities for over 30 years.
Romig is passionate about the mission and vision of science and technology clients. His enthusiasm stems from his scientific background, allowing him a keen ability to connect with users, and giving him the ability to understand their needs on every level. Romig’s personal design philosophy is marked by his efforts to balance the human, biophysical, and social needs with the technical, cost, and programmatic needs of a facility.
“These projects are very costly and driven by the technological and programmatic needs of the research that’s going on,” Romig said. “I have always strived to integrate that fully with the human dimension—what makes good space for people to learn, innovate, collaborate and create.”
Romig has worked across multiple sub-sectors in the science and technology community, notable clients include Amherst College; Swarthmore College; Williams College; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals; General Electric, Merck & Co.; Johns Hopkins University; Baylor College of Medicine; Tufts University Medical Campus; Emory University; and Duke University. He has provided a range of oversight, programming, planning and design services for prominent projects, including a campus and facility master plan encompassing one million square feet of genetics research, vivarium and support space for The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine; and programming and design for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's 331,000 square foot Biomedical Science Tower III in Pittsburgh, Penn., which received a Laboratory of the Year Special Mention award. He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a bachelor's degree in architecture and a bachelor of fine arts degree.