Steve Irvine, trained both as an architect and a biologist, brings an informed perspective to evaluating and understanding natural assets as well as a superior knowledge of data gathering and research paradigms. Irvine had a fifteen year career in architecture, working for large international firms, including campus planning. Later, as a biologist, he performed research on the effects of climate change on reproduction in marine organisms. He was principal investigator on numerous federal and state funded projects, and has many peer-reviewed publications. His contributions strengthen the Libra team by combining research data gathering and analysis work with experience in architecture and planning.
Selected Positions
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, Associate Professor 2008-2022,
Assistant Professor, 1998-2008, Department of Biological Sciences
Yale University, New Haven, CT, Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1998-2002, Department of Molecular,
Cellular and Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Research Technician, 1998, Department of Anesthesia
Keiran, Timberlake and Harris, Philadelphia, PA, Project Manager, 1994-1997
Elkus/Manfredi Architects, Boston, MA, Project Architect, 1991-1994
Moshe Safdie and Associates, Boston, MA, Project Architect, 1987-1991
Jung/Brannen, Boston, MA, Project Designer, 1983-1987
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago, IL, Project Designer, 1979-1980
Selected Awards
Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Science Foundation
Edward C. Earl Prize for Architectural Design, University of Illinois
Various federal and state research grants
Selected Service
Rhode Island Science and Engineering Fair Judge
Managing Guest Editor “Developmental Biology” journal
University of Rhode Island General Education Committee
Volunteer instructor at the Boston Architectural Center
Peer reviewer for numerous journal articles and grant proposals
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Ph.D. Evolutionary Biology, 1998
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, Master of Architecture, 1983
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, B.S. Architectural Studies, 1979
Selected Publications
Dr. Irvine has 26 peer-reviewed publications in academic journals, as well as numerous conference presentations. Journals include:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Developmental Biology
Current Genomics
Mechanisms of Development
Evolutionary Bioinformatics
Licenses and Certifications
Registered architect #6262, Massachusetts.
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