Steven D. Schuster, FAIA


Mr. Schuster is a founding principal of Clearscapes. His career spans the design of single family residences to major public facilities. A significant focus of his work has been on museums, libraries, visual arts centers, and performing arts theaters. As a national leader in the historic preservation community, Steve has led the effort in revitalizing countless historic structures, developing vital contemporary uses for them within their communities.

Notable projects include the Exploris Museum (Marbles Kids Museum) and IMAX Theater, the Pine State Creamery on Glenwood South, the Raleigh Convention Center, and the new Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh's Warehouse District. Under Steve's guidance, Clearscapes has been recognized with over 75 local, regional, and national design awards.

Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture
N.C. State, 1973
Master of Architecture
University of Colorado, 1977
North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
NCARB Certificate
City of Raleigh
Member, Planning Commission
NCSU College of Design
Professor of Practice
American Institute of Architects
Member, National Board of Directors
Past-President, North Carolina Chapter
North Carolina Preservation Foundation
Past Chairman, Board of Directors
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Member, National Board of Advisors