Chicago-based Wight & Company recently announced that Scott Steffes, AIA, has joined the architecture, engineering and construction firm as a project director, leading integrated teams on large-scale multi-sector projects. Steffes brings to Wight & Company a passion for technical design excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to management. He was most recently an associate director/studio head at the design firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he played a key role in high-profile mixed-use, educational, commercial and cultural projects across the globe. A graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in architecture, Steffes maintains close ties to the school’s architecture department, serving on its advisory council and as a juror and studio review critic. Steffes is also an active member of the American Institute of Architects, U.S. Green Buildings Council and the National Council of Architectural Registration Board.