Steven Young

Principal Designer, Director of Design

Steven currently serves as Principal Designer and Director of Design in our Los Angeles office. His designs for Visual Terrain include the Los Angeles Akin Gump Law Offices; King Kong 360 3D and Fast and Furious at Universal Studios Hollywood; Battleship IOWA “Lost At Sea” Exhibit; Rivera restaurant in Los Angeles; Dragons Wild Shooting for Lotte World, Seoul, South Korea, Choctaw Resort Facades in Durant, OK; the 2012 USA Pavilion for the Yeosu World Expo; the Kongen Park Firefighter attraction in Norway; and Beyond All Boundaries at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, LA. Current projects include renovations to the Paisley Park public tour; Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill, NC, Chimelong Marine Museum and a themed hotel resort in Japan.

Steven’s portfolio includes designs for Universal Studios Islands of Adventure, Warner Bros Movie World theme parks in Germany and Australia, Argosy Casino Kansas City, and LEGOLAND parks in California, Windsor and Denmark.

Steven’s work has been recognized with the IESNA Awards of Merit for The Aquarium of the Pacific Pacific Collections retail store, Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, Choctaw Casino and Resort, Dragons Wild Shooting dark ride, and Lumen West Awards Awards of Excellence for Akin Gump Los Angeles Law Offices, Hard Rock Cafe Tampa and Choctaw Casino and Resort, plus the 2009 Themed Entertainment Association Thea Award for Beyond All Boundaries a 4D cinematic experience at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Steven’s work for live entertainment and theatrical designs encompasses McCoy Rigby Entertainment’s Matilda, Miss Saigon (in the US and Macau), Grumpy Old Men, Johnny Guitar, 16 years as resident lighting designer for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, fundraising events for Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Ryman Arts, The Art Center in Pasadena, and the Themed Entertainment Awards at the Disneyland Hotel. 

Steven has received the LA Weekly Award, three LA Ovation Awards – for Songs for a New World, Jekyll and Hyde, and Eric Whitacre’s Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings – and four Backstage Garland Awards. In 2004, Steven was honored by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle with the Angstrom Lifetime Achievement Award.

Steven holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre from Indiana State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design and Production from University of Cincinnati, CCM. He was honored in 2015 with UC-CCM’s Alumni Award of Excellence.