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Male, US, born 1957-10-14

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Steinbrueck, Victor, Architect

Professional History


President, Steinbrueck Construction, Incorporated, Seattle, WA, 1976-1983. Steinbrueck was a general contractor, involved in residential and commercial building construction.

Member, Seattle City Council, Seattle, WA. He was elected for Council Position #3 between 1997 and 2007.

Founder and Principal, Steinbrueck Urban Strategies, LLC, Seattle, WA, 2008 - .

Commissioner, Seattle Port Commission, Seattle, WA, elected to four year term, 2017- .


Visiting Design Studio Instructor, University of Washington (UW), College of Built Environments, Architecture Department, Seattle, WA, 2008.

Professional Activities

Chair, Seattle City Council, Urban Development and Planning Committee, 2007.

Professional Awards

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Recipient, AIA Young Architects Award, 1999.

Recipient, National Alliance to End Homelessness Public Sector Achievement Award, 2002

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 2006.

Named one of Seattle Magazine's Most Influential People, 2006

Recipient, Washington State, Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP), Outstanding Career Achievement in Historic Preservation, 2008.

Recipient, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Advanced Urban Environmental Studies, Harvard Loeb Fellowship,Cambridge, MA, 2010.

Recipient, US Federal Executives Board Outstanding Public Service Award, 2012.


High School/College

Attended Harrison Elementary School, Madison Valley, Seattle, WA.

Graduate, Lakeside School, Seattle, WA, (attended on scholarship), 1969-1975. Steinbrueck played rugby at the Lakeside School in 1974-1975. (See Lakeside School Numidian Yearbook, 1975, Seattle, WA, n.p.)

B.A., Government (Cum Laude), Bowdoin College, Bowdoin, ME, 1979.

M.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1988; he attended the University of Washington's Rome Center Program.

Loeb Fellow, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge, MA, 2010.



Peter Steinbrueck was born in Seattle, and has remained here for his professional life. He attended undergraduate school in Bowdoin, ME, c. 1975-1979 and resided in Cambridge, MA, while a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design in 2010. He has traveled widely.


His father was Victor E. Steinbrueck (born 12/15/1911-d. 02/14/1985), the noted Seattle architect, and his mother, Elaine Pearl Worden (born 11/10/1931 in Raymond, WA-d. 01/13/2019). His maternal line had Swedish and Finnish roots, with some ancestors having come from Vaasa, Finland. His father's family was primarily German in descent, with his grandmother having some Polish ancestry.

The two divorced while Peter was a child, and he lived with his mother in a house in the Denny Blaine neighborhood of Seattle.

Victor and Elaine had four children: Matthew, Lisa, David and Peter.


Peter Steinbrueck married Marilyn Lois Taylor on 08/12/1989 in Seattle, WA. (See, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington, Marriage Index, 1969-2014, accessed 09/20/2023.) Taylor was an attorney working in 2007 at the State Court of Appeals.

They later divorced on 02/25/2013 in King County, WA. (See, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington State Divorce Indexes, 1969-2014, accessed 09/20/2023.)


He and Marilyn had two sons, Mason T. Steinbrueck (b.1993) and Benjamin T. Steinbrueck (b. 1995). Mason plays the saxophone, while Benjamin plays the piano.

Personal Notes

Son of the renowned Seattle architect and civic leader, Victor Steinbrueck, Peter Steinbrueck has followed his father in becoming active in civic affairs, serving as a City Councilman in the city from 1997-2007. Steinbrueck considered running for Mayor of Seattle in 1997. He lived with his family in Pinehurst neighborhood of Seattle in 2007.

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