Steven Grover was educated in both architecture and structural engineering at Stanford University, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, and the University of California at Berkeley. He accumulated diverse professional design and engineering experience before establishing SGA in 1990 and has steadily built the range and scope of the firm’s projects since then. He is a licensed architect and civil engineer who has worked for 38 years in design and construction.
Recent projects and studies include bicycle and pedestrian freeway and railway bridges and underpasses, stair and ramp facilities, innovative freeway noise barriers, and an urban landmark bicycle parking facility and multi-use pathway design. Virtually all of the over ninety large and small projects completed by the firm are distinguished by creative, elegant, and human design solutions to problems involving difficult geometric and engineering constraints, challenging public input, and conflicting functional goals and requirements.
Shivang Patwa is a design technologist, passionate about research using emerging technologies at various stages to drive the design process. He has extensive expertise with computer visualization techniques for complex geometries in an urban landscape setting. His expertise includes parametric design, generative architecture, active / passive sustainability issues and applications of scripting and coding to develop innovative, customized and efficient design solutions.
He has been involved with the design and execution of large scale urban design and transportation infrastructure projects for the past 6 years. His experience includes a diverse range of project types ranging from bridges, urban design, healthcare, commercial and residential, and transit oriented development.
Oscar Tsai is an urbanist who is interested in both the process and product behind good urban planning and design. His previous research examined regional planning for sustainability and involvement by stakeholder groups in the planning process, as well as the utility of form-based development regulations in promoting principles of sustainable development. He holds a Ph.D. in planning, policy, and design from the University of California, Irvine, and a master’s degree in social science from the University of Chicago.