Douglas R. Stieve

Senior Principal


Douglas Stieve is a building envelope consultant with a specialization in roof and waterproofing consulting, as well as masonry construction. Since joining WJE in 1991, he has provided professional services for over eight hundred buildings and other structures. Mr. Stieve applies his expertise to many types of materials, including low- and steep-slope roofing as well as plaza deck, vegetative roof, and subgrade waterproofing systems. He also has experience with masonry, glazed curtain walls, natural stone, and exterior insulation and finish systems.

Mr. Stieve has managed the design and construction period services for several multimillion dollar repair and rehabilitation projects, as well as provided consulting services to architects, contractors, and owners for new buildings. His work includes some of the largest and most complicated waterproofing projects in the New York metropolitan area.

Projects that Mr. Stieve has been involved with have won awards at the national, state, and local levels from various organizations, including the American Institute of Architects, Engineering News-Record, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He has also authored several articles and technical papers, and he has lectured throughout the United States about roofing, waterproofing, and masonry construction.


Building Envelope Assessment

  • Lincoln Center - New York, NY: Travertine investigation at various buildings
  • South Ferry Subway Terminal - New York, NY: Dispute resolution assistance related to water infiltration at station and running tunnels
  • ​Eastside Access - New York, NY:  Investigation of water infiltration at ventilation plant and running tunnels
  • 100th Street Bus Depot - New York, NY: Investigation of masonry veneer collapse
  • Walker Art Center - Minneapolis, MN: Investigation of water infiltration and condensation at rooftop terraces


Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • Spring Creek Towers - Brooklyn, NY: Roof asset management and repair design for forty-six residential towers
  • Four Seasons Hotel - New York, NY: Curtain wall consulting during renovation of upper floors
  • Northwell Health - Various Locations, Long Island, NY: Repair and replacement design for numerous roofs, facades, and windows
  • Custom House - Boston, MA: Stone repairs, new terrace waterproofing, and window rehabilitation
  • Unilever Building - Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Roof replacement and conversion to extensive vegetative roof


New Construction Consulting

  • World Trade Center Memorial and Museum - New York, NY: Waterproofing design for plaza, pools, and slurry wall
  • Hudson Yards - New York, NY: Roof and waterproofing design and consulting for various buildings
  • Obama Presidential Center - Chicago, IL: Roof, waterproofing, and facade design
  • U.S. Embassy - Mexico City, Mexico: Roof and waterproofing design for roofs and plaza
  • U.S. Embassy - Delhi, India: Roof, waterproofing, and facade consulting
  • Stowe Mountain Lodge - VT: Roofing and snow and ice protection design
  • Thompson LES Hotel - New York, NY: Building envelope consulting for glazed window walls and rain screen cladding
Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects
ASTM International
Deep Foundations Institute
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants


Architect in CT, DE, FL, MA, MN, NC, NJ, NY, and PA
Green Roof Professional
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate
Registered Roof Consultant


University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Architecture, Architecture, 1989, cum laude