Steven W. Hugo, AIA


Steve Hugo has been an integral part of HOLT’s design culture since he joined the firm in 2000. As a creative, visual, and collaborative leader, Steve works with project teams to create thoughtful and leading-edge solutions that strengthen brands, enhance functionality, and provide inspiration to building users. Focused on leading HOLT’s Higher Education studio, Steve understands that the design of optimal interactive spaces and learning environments is constantly evolving and stays at the forefront of his profession by being actively involved in national dialogues about the future of higher education. 

Select work


  • B. Arch, Syracuse University


  • Registered Architect: New York


  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Society for College & University Planning (SCUP)

Community Service

  • Downtown Ithaca Alliance, Commons Redesign Ad-HOC Committee
  • City of Ithaca Commons Entrance Design Committee Chair
  • Tompkins County Strategic Tourism Planning Board
  • Ithaca Historic Walking Tour Visioning Committee


  • “Mobile Digital Media and the Campus of the Future”, North Atlantic Regional SCUP Conference,
  • “Classroom Design Series: The Partners and Processes” Consortium of College and University Media Centers
  • North Atlantic Regional SCUP Conference: “Investing in Downtown: Binghamton University Moves Into Downtown” New Haven, CT
  • National SCUP Conference “Learning Spaces: Where People, Pedagogy, Environment and Technology Meet”

Community Service

  • Downtown Ithaca Alliance
    President, Board of Directors 2009– 2011
  • Downtown Ithaca Alliance Chair, Government Relations Committee