Steven Spandle is the founding principal of Steven W. Spandle, Architect, a New York-based firm established in 2015. As a practitioner of classical architectural design with a strong knowledge of history and the decorative arts, Steven focuses the work of his office on designs for the residential market with a select number of historic restoration projects throughout the United States. Steven is a former member of the U. S. Commission on Fine Arts and he is the architect of the Tennis Pavilion, the first free standing addition to the White House grounds in decades. He was most recently featured in the White House Historical Association’s podcast, “White House: Next-Gen Designers,” which highlights the work of the professionals involved in the Tennis Pavilion project. From 2017 to 2021 Steven was selected to work on a variety of restoration projects at the White House and at Camp David, the Presidential retreat in Maryland.
A native of Georgia, Steven’s life-long fascination with architecture and the decorative arts is rooted in his southern childhood. Frequent visits to the museums of
A native of Georgia, Steven’s life-long fascination with architecture and the decorative arts is rooted in his southern childhood. Frequent visits to the museums of Savannah and the historic houses on Jekyll Island were favorite boyhood experiences that introduced him to the principles of architectural design. Steven is a graduate of the architecture program at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the recipient of a Masters of Classical Architecture from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. During his studies, travel throughout Europe and coursework centered in Paris and Rome offered opportunities to research regional adaptations and variations of classicism. His interests and professional trajectory led him to work in Atlanta, Boston, and New York before opening his own practice.
Steven served two terms as a board member of the American Friends of Attingham where he remains on the program committee. He is an active member of the Institute for Classical Architecture & Art and a member of the Connoisseur Society at George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Collector’s Circle at the Winterthur Museum, Library, and Garden. Steven is Co-Chair of the Young Artists and Professionals Exhibition for the ICAA’s 2023 National Conference in Charleston, SC and was a featured speaker on the 2023 TEFAF/NEW YORK panel titled, “The Future of Classicism.” He is licensed to practice architecture in AZ, CT, DC, FL, GA, ME, MI, NJ, NY, NC, SC, and TX.