Stephen Finkelman

Principal, Director of Engineering Services

Steve has over four decades of experience in the engineering and construction fields – administering, designing, and engineering projects in the public, commercial, industrial, hotel, multi-family mid- and high-rise residential, environmental, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and educational markets. As Principal and Director of Engineering at Thriven Design, Steve leads the firm’s MEP and fire protection engineering disciplines, as well as the energy consulting and commissioning practice groups.  He is always active in research and education related to engineering, sustainable design, commissioning MEP systems and energy conservation. Steve offers an extensive resume in the design and operation of energy conservation projects including geothermal, solar domestic hot water, solar photovoltaic, thermal ice storage and other alternate energy recovery systems.

He serves on the American Arbitration Association Construction Arbitration Panel, helping to quickly adjudicate construction project claims, and has served as an expert on construction claims. His attention to detail and high standards for performance drive his commitment to delivering quality design and services to our clients.