Simon HaAIA, LEED AP
Simon leads Steinberg Hart’s Urban Mixed-Use practice and he approaches his work with creativity and vision. To find compelling design solutions, Simon first analyzes the physical, environmental, social, and political contexts unique to each project. With nearly twenty years of experience in urban housing and mixed-use design, Simon is comfortable approaching projects with the mindset of a developer while creating spaces that enhance the user’s life. He establishes collaborative relationships with clients to make a positive impact on communities, cities, and urban environments. Simon earned a Master of Design Studies from Harvard University and, prior to joining Steinberg Hart, he was the Managing Partner at TSK-LA and a Principal at TCA Architects.
When not at the office or enjoying time with his family, Simon is an engaged thought leader. He seeks to impact the challenges posed by affordability and population growth with thoughtful housing solutions. He speaks regularly on housing and homeless issues both globally and in Los Angeles. Simon is the Immediate Past Chair of the AIA Housing Knowledge Committee and led delegations to the United Nations’ Habitat III Conference and World Urban Forum. Locally, Simon is an engaged member of the downtown LA community. He is active on various boards including the Skid Row Housing Trust, Downtown Center Business Improvement District, and the Downtown LA Neighborhood Council.
Master of Design Studies, Urbanization & Housing Studies
Bachelor of Architecture