Steven Cecil, AIA, ASLA, is the president and founder of The Cecil Group, a multi-disciplinary planning and design firm in Boston, MA. The firm is known for its ability to help clients “put the pieces together” in complex physical, regulatory and political settings. He is recognized for his skills in creative physical planning and redevelopment strategies. Urban agriculture has been a consistent topic in developing innovative strategies for communities seeking to forge successful urban districts.
Prior to forming The Cecil Group, he directed the urban design and landscape architecture groups at CBT Architects and Skidmore Owings & Merrill/Boston. His work includes plans for neighborhood revitalization and downtown planning in Providence, Boston, Springfield, Concord, Stamford and many other New England communities. Mr. Cecil served as the Project Manager for the master plan to restore the surface of Boston’s Central Artery. He has planned large-scale urban redevelopment projects for both the public sector and private sector, including Assembly Square in Somerville, Russia Wharf and the East Boston Piers in Boston. His national and international experience ranges from waterfront planning for Port Canaveral in Florida, neighborhood revitalization in San Diego, redevelopment of Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires, and regional planning in Taiwan. Mr. Cecil led the AIA R/UDAT for Houston’s Fifth Ward. He has taught both urban design and planning studios at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has served in several capacities on the Board of Directors of the Boston Society of Architects.