Steven Baumgartner is a campus systems/infrastructure strategist widely recognized for delivering creative, value led building, campus and city solutions for an ever changing world. As a Principal at SmithGroupJJR, he focuses on infrastructure and sustainability planning projects at various scales around the world including multidisciplinary infrastructure and carbon planning projects for higher education clients. Linking to SmithGroupJJR’s diverse expertise, he bridges the technical with the economic emphasizing the business case for sustainability. Leading a variety of research projects, Steven is also advancing some of the most difficult questions in our industry. Steven has taught at colleges and universities throughout the country, including a three part class he co-developed on sustainable urban development at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.