Boston, Massachusetts Office



Steven G. Cecil, AIA, ASLA


Steve became an owner at Harriman in October 2015 when The Cecil Group and Harriman merged. Steve brings over twenty-five years of professional experience to the firm, including urban design, planning, landscape architecture, and architecture projects throughout the United States and abroad. His practice brings creative solutions to planning and design challenges that are attentive to their cultural, environmental and community context.

Steve’s passion for planning and design comes from an experience as a high school student when he traveled abroad to France. The father of the family he stayed with was a talented architect and planner who possessed a special understanding of how components of communities need to come together to be successful. Their long talks inspired Steve to later pursue a career in urban design, planning and architecture.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy from Trinity College in Connecticut and a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from the University of Washington. Prior to forming The Cecil Group, he was a founding principal of Cecil & Rizvi, Inc. and served as Director of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at both CBT Architects and SOM/Boston. Steve’s academic contributions have included teaching assignments in both the urban design and urban planning program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

In his spare time, Steve is a backyard beekeeper and enjoys the creative outlet of playing music with friends in a bluegrass band, Sweet Haven.