Steve Trstenjak

Principal, Regional Design Leader – China

Steve’s passion for design spans a variety of building typologies and has led him to work on award winning projects in many cities around the world. His intent is to always create innovative projects that positively impact people’s lives and the global environment with a focused interest in Urban Design, Workplace and Mixed-Use projects. As Regional Design Leader for the firm’s three Asia studios, Steve works closely with the design leaders and teams to drive design excellence and originality on every project. Drawing on over 20 years of international experience working as a Partner at Foster +Partners, he promotes the region’s sustainability agenda and sees its implementation both in conception and practice. In addition to the Kunming Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing Taikang Hospital and the masterplan for Haikou’s New Ecological District of Jiangdong in Zhejiang, his current projects include the InterContinental Hotel in Hong Kong and the Kerry Parkside Mixed Use development in Shenyang.

Steve is often invited to speak at conferences and universities around the world—including the Tall Building Summit CITAB Conference in Shenzhen, the Wuhan Super High-Rise Summit and the Shimao Shenzhen launch and press conference—he also serves as a juror for the Architecture MasterPrize Awards, Architizer A + Award and Dezeen Awards 2020