Stephen W. Schrader, Jr., PLA, FASLA, began his career with a summer internship in the office of New Orleans landscape architect René J. L. Fransen; a year later, Stephen returned and spent the next five years creating high-end outdoor living spaces in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast. After Hurricane Katrina, Stephen settled in Birmingham, where with Holcombe Norton Partners he has completed a wide variety of projects, including over a dozen LEED certified institutional projects, before joining RULD in early 2019. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and is a CLARB Certified landscape architect with active registrations in Louisiana and Alabama. He is the ASLA Alabama Chapter Trustee and has served in several roles on the chapter executive committee, including president. In 2019, the Alabama Chapter of ASLA presented Stephen with its Chapter Service Award.