Stephen M Rudner, P.E., R.A., joined Robert Darvas Associates in 1972. During his career, he has become an expert at evaluating existing structures and designing structural renovations that reflect the historical nature of the building and its surroundings. A walking encyclopedia of information with regard to building materials and methods, Steve is an invaluable resource in regards to evaluating existing conditions, resolving building issues, and designing complicated structures.

Mr. Rudner’s leadership experience includes college-level instruction, service on community building review boards, and structural peer review of projects.

Mr. Rudner has served as the principal-in-charge of varied projects, from the renovation of State Capitol Building in Lansing to structural design of large and small office buildings in the range of $4 to $40 million in construction cost. His skills have contributed to numerous successful and notable historic renovation projects in Michigan including the Governor’s Mansion and the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, the Orchestra Hall restoration in Detroit, and the restorations of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor and Eastern Michigan University’s Pease Auditorium.

Additionally, Mr. Rudner oversees many projects statewide at our universities and community colleges including the Mark Jefferson Science Building at Eastern Michigan; the Science Center and College Student Services Administrative Building, at Albion College; and the Bay de Noc Community College Business & Higher Education Building.

Mr. Rudner is a member of the original 1979 corporation and serves as a Vice President and Secretary.

District of Columbia

Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University of Michigan, 1970

Master of Architecture, University of Michigan, 1972

American Institute of Steel Construction
Masonry Institute of Michigan
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
Structural Engineers Association of Michigan

Washtenaw Building Code/Construction Board of Appeals
Dexter Township Zoning Board of Appeals (retired)
Adjunct Lecturer, Architecture, University of Michigan (retired)