Steven Upchurch

managing director/principal
Gensler

Steven is a Managing Director and Global Hospitality Practice Leader at Gensler. He contributes his expertise to all aspects of the development process and applies his knowledge of local and international markets to deliver memorable experiences to owners, developers, brands and guests.

With more than three decades of design, planning, management, and real estate development experience, he is growing and diversifying Gensler’s Lifestyle Sector. Steven is recognized for his leadership on several signature mixed-use and hotel projects, including the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Beverly Hills, The Grand Hyatt at Seoul’s Incheon Airport, Belmond’s El Encanto Resort in Santa Barbara, and The Queen Mary Entertainment District in Long Beach.

 

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