Steve Wilensky


Senior Associate
Director of Urban and Transit Planning

Steve Wilensky leads RNL’s Urban and Transit Planning Group, bringing more than 40 years of experience in the design of multimodal, urban design, landscape architecture, bridge architecture and public process to the role.

Steve has focused his career around public projects that provide a quality of life in a sensible, cost effective manner. Over the course of his career, he has managed and been responsible for design leadership on a variety of multidisciplinary projects involving multimodal, transportation engineering, urban design, landscape architecture, bridge architecture, and public process.

One of Steve’s greatest strengths is his ability to find solutions that allow projects to achieve consensus where there are multiple stakeholders, often with differing goals, interests and agendas. Steve’s notable project work includes the design and implementation of the Highland Bridge in Downtown Denver and designing 13 light rail stations on the TREX project along the I-25 and I-225 corridors.

Outside of work, Steve has a bit of a rock n’ roll spirit. A former racecar driver and drummer, in his next life, Steve says he’d like to be the drummer for the E Street Band. When asked what his perfect day looks like, Steve says: “I just found out I won a big project while on a motorcycle trip with my son.” Steve is also very active in his community and is a volunteer builder and board member for Habitat for Humanity.