Steven Spears is an independent design consultant and a Principal with GroundWork Development Company. Spears holds a BLA degree with honors from Ball State University and earned his MFA in Design from The University of Texas at Austin. Through leadership, design, development, and research, Spears methodically integrates the local values of economy, sustainability, culture, and human sensory. Spears’ private and public-sector planning, design and development efforts have been recognized at the state and national level. Spears is a member of ASLA, ULI, and APA. He was inducted into the ASLA Council of Fellows in 2015.