Steffian Bradley Architects Names Kirsten Waltz President of U.S. Operations

Boston, Massachusetts – 2016 - Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA), a leading architectural design firm headquartered in Boston since 1932, announced that as part of the implementation of SBA’s recently completed Five Year Strategic Plan Kirsten Waltz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP has been named President of U.S. Operations. Waltz assumes the responsibilities of President of U.S. Operations from Kurt Rockstroh, FAIA, FACHA who continues as the firm’s Global President and CEO.

“Kirsten has consistently performed at a high level throughout her 17 years at SBA. Her unique work experience in three of our offices has prepared her for this new role.” Rockstroh will transition his responsibilities as president to Waltz over the next three to five years. This transition period will allow them both to continue as active client-focused principals in the firm.

Waltz, with a depth of experience in architectural practice, has worked in both SBA’s Boston and London offices, and has served as the Managing Principal of the Enfield, Connecticut office since its inception in 2007. SBA, whose mission is “to design environments that enhance people’s lives,” has five offices on three continents (North America, Europe, Asia).   

“Kurt’s leadership and mentorship throughout the many years I’ve worked alongside him, and his continued presence, allows this position to be a natural progression,” Waltz said. “This is an exciting time for SBA and a tremendous opportunity for growth, while we continue to execute our core concept that collaboration is SBA’s hallmark.”   

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Rockstroh joined SBA in 1977 and has served as President and CEO since 1996. Under his leadership, SBA has grown into an international architecture firm with projects worldwide. SBA has sustained a well-respected presence in multiple sectors, including health care design and health care master planning, senior housing, residential, academic, life sciences, and corporate/commercial, including innovation centers. 

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