Steven, a 1999 graduate of North Bennet Street School, is the head of the preservation carpentry department and the instructor for first year students. Before NBSS, he worked as a preservation carpenter for for Historic New England for six years (formerly the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities) and was an instructor for Boston Youthbuild’s preservation carpentry program. During his tenure at Historic New England, he supervised NBSS students as summer interns and for two years he led a group of second-year NBSS students in the preservation of Pierce House in Dorchester, Massachusetts which earned him Historic New England’s President’s award.
Steven has guided NBSS first-year students through restoration work on the 1713 Old State House in Boston, the 1770 Josiah Quincy House in Quincy, the 1796 Otis House in Boston and many others. In the 2010, his class saved a late 18th century, two-bay English barn from demolition by carefully documenting and disassembling the structure for the town of Hanover, Massachusetts.