16 July 2015
Steinberg gains higher ed expert with Barthelman
SAN JOSE — Steinberg, 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.