Steinberg Gains Higher Ed Expert with Barthelman

2015/2015.0720.Re-S.RobBarthelman.full.jpgSteinberg, an international design firm, has named Rob Barthelman, AIA, LEED AP as a new Principal based in the firm’s San Jose office. A recognized leader in higher education design, Mr. Barthelman re-joins the firm after a seven year hiatus to help lead Steinberg’s education practice. He brings over 20 years of national experience assisting educational institutions to make individualized, data-driven decisions in design and operations, integrating design with long range planning and sustainable facility management.

“I’m excited to welcome Rob back to our team,” says Jeff Berg, Partner and San Jose Managing Principal. “Rob brings the perfect balance of industry leadership and attentiveness to client needs. His professional achievements are impressive and he’s going to be instrumental in the firm’s programming, master planning, and design efforts.” Mr. Barthelman brings a new service to Steinberg with his asset management platforms experience and will underscore the firm’s already recognized excellence.

“I’m thrilled to be back working with a firm I have great admiration for,” says Mr. Barthelman. “Steinberg is a leader in every sense of the word, and I’m looking forward to adding meaning and value to the projects and the firm’s creative culture.

Prior to re-joining Steinberg, Mr. Barthelman was a Principal with VBN Architects and, more recently, a Vice President at STV. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Community College Facilities Coalition, and the Society of College and University Planning. He often shares his experience and expertise at local and national educational facilities conferences and events.

About Steinberg
Steinberg brings an idea driven, result-oriented approach to the design and development of projects around the world. With offices in San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Shanghai, the firm shapes environments and creates inspiring places through research, technology and innovative design. Steinberg is committed to its core values of design excellence, improving communities and fostering an entrepreneurial culture. Founded in San Jose in 1953 by architecture pioneer Goodwin Steinberg, the firm has completed hundreds of projects in Silicon Valley including such icons as City Hall, The Tech Museum, and Mineta International Airport. Current projects include urban mixed-use projects such as The Pierce and San Pedro Square in San Jose and the Vi in San Francisco’s Mission Bay; The Epiphany Hotel in Palo Alto; the new Pacific Mall in Milpitas; and new student housing at Stanford University. For more information, visit Steinberg at

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