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Stephen L. Swisher, AIA - Principal

Principal Stephen L. Swisher has over 30 years of experience in the field of architectural design and leadership in the development of significant major public and private projects including educational, civic, commercial, retail, office, residential and mixed-use projects. Mr. Swisher provides the leadership, vision and design insight needed to create effective project teams and develop consensus among stakeholders, architects, consultants and contractors. Mr. Swisher's broad project and development expertise combined with extensive local familiarity, contractor and entity relationships leads to successful project delivery outcomes.

Prior to joining Garfield Traub Development, Mr. Swisher was the founder and President of Swisher & Hall, AIA, an award-winning 50-person regional Architecture and Planning design firm. Mr. Swisher provided design leadership and has won numerous design awards for commercial, condominium, retail, mixed-use, educational, civic and recreational facilities.

Mr. Swisher has been responsible for the design of over 8 million square feet of commercial, office, civic and educational spaces as well as 2,500+ units of condominium, multi-family and private residences. Mr. Swisher has also developed broad expertise in school facility and campus master planning, urban design, mixed-use developments and the design of high performance (GREEN) environments that have called for analysis, concept development, consensus building, programming and design leadership.

Mr. Swisher has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of New Mexico and is a NCARB certified and licensed architect in California, Nevada and Utah. A member of the American Institute of Architects, Mr. Swisher has been involved in many charitable and professional organizations. He is currently the President of the Southwest Region of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International and is a member of the City of Las Vegas Redevelopment Advisory Committee. Mr. Swisher is also a member of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and sits on the Trauma Intervention Programs Board of Directors. He has donated the architectural design and planning for several Boys and Girls Clubs recreational facilities, Boys and Girls Hope facility, churches and the Andre Agassi Charter School.