Since founding CM+ in 1984, Steven I. Doctors, Ph.D. AIA has maintained hands-on responsibility for a broad range of projects for building owners, real estate developers, tenants, financial institutions, educational groups and non-profit organizations. As a project manager, architect, contractor, architectural historian, and educator, he brings diverse perspectives to the entire design and construction process, from initial program development through construction and project close-out.
Steven received a Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University and both a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California (Berkeley). He is an assistant professor in the Department of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco, where he teaches professional practice, architectural history and theory, design studio, building materials & methods, Honors thesis, and the introductory course to architecture and community design,. His research interests include the history of architectural practice, design theory and methods, project management methodologies, project delivery strategies, and knowledge production.
Architecture and Community Design program, Department of Art + Architecture, University of San Francisco, Fall 2007 to present.
Professional practice, architectural history and theory, introductory course to architecture and community design, design studio, and building materials & methods studio.
Lecturer, University of California (Berkeley), Fall 2012 and 2013.
Introduction to design theory and criticism
Adviser, University of San Francisco Architecture Lecture Series. Spring 2012. Edge(s) of the Profession
Organizer, USF Architecture Student Symposium, Spring 2010 to 2012.
Exploring the principles, practices, and purpose of architectural education and the profession
Committee chair, University of California, Berkeley, 2005.
Wayne/Stout Prize for undergraduate architectural history papers
Organizing committee member and speaker, University of California, Berkeley, 2004.
MS/PhD Symposium on architectural research
Author, "The Collaboration/Co-Work Masquerade," in The International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice, vol. 13, issue 3 (2020): 31-42.
Author, "Digitizing the Collaborative Divide: Historical Problems with Non-Architect Others," in International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, vol. 9, issue 3 (September 2015): 13-26.
Author, "Historical Problematics of the Collaborative Divide" in Performative Practices: Architecture and Engineering in the 21st Century, Proceedings of the ACSA Teachers Seminar (Summer 2011), 16-22.
Author, "Scales of Application," in arcCA: Journal of the AIA California Council, 07.4
“Developing an Evidence-Based Design Model that Measures Human Response: A Pilot Study of a Collaborative, Trans-Disciplinary Model in a Healthcare Setting,” 2008
Final report on trans-disciplinary knowledge production and evidence-based design
"The Effects of Colour and Light on Health," in World Health Design, April 2008
Speaker, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Teachers Seminar, 2011
Historical problematics of the collaborative divide
Speaker, Society of Architectural Historians, 2008
Architect/engineer collaboration after the Second World War
Recipient, Scot Opler Endowment Fellowship, 2008
Society of Architectural Historians
Speaker, California State University (Sacramento) Symposium, 2007
Collaboration in early 20th century architectural practice
Panel member, Society for College and University Planning, 2007
An alliance approach to evidence-based design
Guest speaker, California College Preparatory Charter School, 2006
Architects and scale
Speaker, Society of Architectural Historians, 2005
Warped surface technologies
Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Training, 2010
State of California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Member, Strategic Advisory Board, 2010
ZETA Zero Energy Communities
Research team member, American Institute of Architects Latrobe Fellowship, 2005-2006
Trans-disciplinary knowledge production and evidence-based design
Recipient, Rosann S. Berry Fellowship, 2005
Society of Architectural Historians
Recipient, AIA/AAF Fellowship, 2003
Research on St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco
State of California licenses:
Architect - C-19318
General contractor - B-479650