CSI Milwaukee monthly meeting + guests RAMLOW/STEIN

December 14, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Date: December 14, 2020

Time: 12:00-1:00  Virtual Meeting - click to Register

Program: Firm Profile: RAMLOW/STEIN Architecture + Interiors

by Scott Ramlow, President and Nat Stein, Vice President

Ramlow and Stein

Program Summary: 



  • Scott will review the history and work focus of Ramlow/Stein.  Partnerships and transitions will be covered as well as major firm project types and our history of maintaining long-term client relationships.  Recent and current projects for long-term clients will be highlighted.



  • Nat will present a case study on the Ramlow/Stein response to work during the COVID pandemic.  Nat’s review will include an assessment of R/S pre-pandemic preparedness and changes and tools used to interact with firm members, consultants and clients.  Lessons learned and projected long-lasting impacts will be discussed.



  • Scott will review real and perceived impacts to building markets and design implications for several project types.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize recent Ramlow/Stein portfolio projects.
  • Acquire strategies for developing long-term client relationships.
  • Implement working strategies to respond to pandemic precautions.
  • Describe emerging design trends resulting from the pandemic response.


Presenter condensed biographies:

Scott Ramlow: President and co-owner of the firm along with Nat Stein, his long-time partner, Scott leads with openness, humor, humility and a vision for continuing to design places that have a purpose. Scott is masterful as a team leader, giving everyone a voice while making the decisions necessary to successfully complete the project. Scott leads and remains focused on projects until completion, carefully monitoring the overall design and construction plan and keeping an eye on the details that make the project successful; all while meeting design, budget and schedule goals. Buildings should inspire, improve life, make a difference and become places integral to the human experience. Scott believes that cultivating long-term relationships with clients and becoming an extension of their organizations is a hallmark of the firm.

Nat Stein: On his first day on the job at the firm, Nat was given responsibility right from the start by then owner David Uihlein. Now as a co-owner himself, Nat strives to perpetuate the unique culture of the firm that shares responsibility broadly and respects all firm members as equals. In addition to his role as Vice President, Nat continues to design and oversee projects. In fact it was a love of drawing as a child that sparked his interest in architecture, and he believes that staying hands-on in design is a measure of the thinking he does on behalf of clients. Nat is proud of the long-term relationships the firm enjoys with clients, which challenge the firm to push the envelope in finding the right answers. On his own time Nat is a devoted family man, huge movie fan and hobby cartoonist. Nat became a partner of the firm in 2012, and now sees ownership along with Scott Ramlow as the chance of a lifetime. He is grateful for the opportunity to help the strong core of people at the firm continue to succeed.