Syracuse University Trustee and School of Architecture Advisory Board Member Steven Einhorn ’67 and his wife, Sherry Einhorn ’65 (EDU), created the Einhorn 21st Century Studio in 2013 as a prototype for design education. It was conceived to support the widest array of teaching styles and rapidly changing technologies. The studio space supports two of the most important aspects of architectural education: team-based learning and iterative design thinking. The studio’s flexibility fosters opportunities for students to work collaboratively in breakout spaces, while the 3D printer, scanner and other technologies allow students to quickly create a model and continue to refine their designs with each output.

“We are deeply appreciative of this generous gift that provides a critical opportunity to dramatically rethink how we teach,” said Michael Speaks, dean of the School of Architecture. “Using this studio as a test bed and expanding its results to our other locations, particularly at the new Fisher Center in NYC, we have the opportunity to develop innovative models that will expand our educational offerings domestically and abroad.”

Steven Einhorn is a leader in developing highly profitable, rapidly growing professional service business enterprises. He founded two internationally recognized firms: a global private equity investment company and a Fortune 50 worldwide technology leader. Now the CEO of Stardog Consulting, he served as both CEO and chairman of EYP Mission Critical Facilities and EYP Architecture and Engineering. He has been honored by his peers with election to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects based upon his design accomplishments and management strategies.

Einhorn Lecture

In addition to the Studio, the Einhorns’ gift established the Einhorn Lecture, an annual event at the school devoted to entrepreneurship in architecture. Gregg Pasquarelli, award-winning architect and founder of SHoP Architects, and Bjarke Ingels of BIG gave the Einhorn Lecture in 2014 and 2015, respectively.