Kim Patten Bolsters Steinberg’s University Planning

, an international design firm, has named Kim Patten, AIA, LEED AP BD+C as Associate Principal based in the Los Angeles office. Kim is a passionate university planner, focused on process and strategy. Working with academic institutions across the country, Kim helps clients navigate complex problems with integrated research and education planning solutions to achieve direction and clarity. Her partnership approach creates an environment to collaborate, plan, and discover paths unique to that client.

“The addition of Kim Patten to the Steinberg team broadens our ability to comprehensively serve our higher education clients,” says Bob Lavey, Managing Principal of the Los Angeles office. “Kim is collaborative with a multi-disciplined approach to creating innovative research and learning centers on university campuses that reflect the latest trends in education and industry such as team-based problem-solving and hands-on engagement.

Prior to joining Steinberg, Kim was an Associate Vice President and Education Market Project Manager at Cannon Design where she led the process to create a vision for Arizona State University’s next groundbreaking research facility, integrated engineering and interdisciplinary scientific research for San Diego State University, facilitated strategic planning and visioning efforts for multiple university clients, and engaged multiple clients in student housing projects, including the radical new Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah, which will profoundly change the way entrepreneurial students live and make. She has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California and is a member of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)’s Facilities Planning Academy.

About Steinberg
Steinberg is an award-winning design firm with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, and Shanghai. We are an entrepreneurial company consistent to three core values: design, relate, and innovate. With a staff of more than 150 professionals, we have built a multidisciplinary practice that works on a broad range of project types including education, urban mixed-use development, hospitality, master planning, and senior living. In Los Angeles, Steinberg recently completed the USC’s Iovine and Young Academy, CSU Bakersfield Student Housing, Westgate Apartments in Pasadena, and UCLA’s Hitch Student Residences. Projects in progress include 3033 Wilshire Boulevard, a luxury high-rise apartment building in Koreatown, CSU Fullerton Titan Student Union, Spring Street Tower, a 40-story mixed-use building in downtown LA, as well as Sunset and El Centro, a 270-unit project in Hollywood. For more information, visit Steinberg at