Stanley "Mickey" Steinberg

"Mickey" was born on March 19, 1933 in Augusta, Georgia. He is the son of Alan and Sarah Steinberg.

When he was 11 years old, he caught Polio and spent several months at Warm Springs. He was at Warm Springs when President Roosevelt died.

Mickey graduated from Richmond Academy in 1950 with honors. he went right on to Georgia Tech, just as his Dad had done, and earned a B. S. degree in 1954. While at Tech, he enrolled in the ROTC program and was awarded a regular Army commission when he graduated. He served as a member of the Paratroopers in the 82nd Airborne Division and while at Fr. Bragg, he drew the plans and oversaw the construction at the Division Museum at the Fort. He remained in the reserves for several years and attained the rank of Major.

While at Fort Bragg, he married in 1955 and became the father of a daughter. He brought his little family back to Atlanta and he earned another degree in architecture from Georgia Tech in 1958. He then attended MIT on a scholarship and eared a Master's degree in Architecture.

In 1959, he went into business with a professor from Tech, designing and building concrete structures. With his outstanding record, he was hired by John Portman and Associates in Atlanta, an internationally recognized Architectural and Engineering firm with offices in Atlanta, Tokyo, Japan and Shanghai, China. They were responsible for the construction of the Merchandise Mar, Hyatt Regency, Westin Peachtree, and the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, projects in the Far Est and many all over the world. When the Embarcadero Center was sold in San Francisco, it was the largest real estate sale, for that type of property, in the history of the United States.

After twenty years, he went to the Disney Company and led the Imagineering Division that built the Paris Disney Park and other things. A book has been written by Marty Sklar, who worked with Mickey at Disney, and in his book "Dream It! Do It!", the book describes many of his adventures with Mickey, and there were many!

After Disney, Mickey worked with Sony Corporation and developed many of their theaters and retail centers. While at Sony, he worked with Maurice Sendak ("Where the Wild Things Are") and Magic Johnson.

He moved back to Atlanta after he retired from Sony and continues to work with John Portman on other projects. A project he is currently working on  is the building of centers in the Far East in conjunction with Stephen Speilberg. He travels to Los Angeles about one week a month to work on the project and will travel to the Far East when the construction begins.

He and his wife, Marilyn, have three daughters, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. his brother, Jack Steinberg, still lives in Augusta. 

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