Stephen J. Coyle
AIA, LEED AP CNU
As a community planner, architect and author (www.sustainableandresilient.com), I currently serve as the Director of Planning and Development for the Gabonese development agency, Agence Nationale des Grands Travaux/A.N.G.T. My wife and I moved to New York during my tenure in the United Kingdom and Africa, first for the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, and now with ANGT. One of my primary tasks is the development of national and municipal plans and zoning for re/development of communities, infrastructure, and buildings, executed within the President’s sustainability Gabon Emergence.
I have over 30 years of experience as an architect, urban designer, and public facilitator in a wide range of public and private projects around the nation. My specialty is managing and planning new and redeveloping sustainable, resilient, and beautiful public and private developments. I’ve worked at multiple scales and levels from single buildings to regions, from new transit and waterfront facilities to redeveloped transit-oriented villages.
I am Treasurer of Engineers Without Borders, Gabon (https://www.facebook.com/ewbgabonGabon); was first Executive Director and then Treasurer of the California Chapter,. Congress for New Urbanism (www.cnucalifornia.org); co-founder and active board member of the National Charrette Institute (http://www.charretteinstitute.org/), and helped draft the Charrette Handbook for the American Planning Association; and contributor to my wife’s 501c3, the Vietnam Fund for Education, Music & Infrastructure, Inc. (www.vietnamemifund.org).
I synthesize my experiences in both design and development into an approach that maximizes design by fully integrating architecture, circulation, codes, engineering, finance, and the project approval process. As an international leader in the Charrette process, I often used it to facilitate this management approach to a project.
Consultants and Collaborations
I continue to collaborate with the finest planning, architecture, transportation, civil, and other consultancies around the world, plus NGO’s and public and private developing entities.