Steve Knight is a Principal with David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc. Originally from Massachusetts and raised in North Carolina, Steve settled in-between after receiving his Master of Architecture from North Carolina State University in 1997, the same year he joined DMSAS.

While well versed on a variety of project types, Steve primarily focuses on the firm’s performing arts venue projects. He served as Project Architect for the design of Schermerhorn Symphony Center, The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, the Gaillard Center, and most recently a 8,000 seat amphitheater in Huntsville, Alabama. He is currently leading the office’s team on the design of a neighborhood center for Chevy Chase Lake in Maryland and the multi-phase Residential College project at Vanderbilt University. 

Outside of the office, Steve is President of the Art Deco Society of Washington, focusing on architectural preservation and the decorative arts of this interesting period. He also provides design review and serves as Treasurer for his neighborhood civic association in nearby Silver Spring, Maryland, where he lives in a restored bungalow with his lovely wife, Karen. Steve’s favorite things include: two tone wing tips, Anita O’Day, and rendered duck fat.