SCOTT STEELE, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

President/Principal

Over the past three decades Scott Steele has built an outstanding reputation as an exceptional architect, master planner and team leader in a broad range of public and private projects. He leads design and directs the firm’s resources to ensure that schedules, budgets, quality, design integrity and other commitments are met and maintained. He thoroughly enjoys collaborating with clients, consultants and staff in order to develop the most innovative, appropriate and effective designs for each specific project, and his firm’s record of performance for public and private sector clients is exemplary.

Scott’s passion for architecture and his desire to deliver responsible sustainable designs have led to truly unique projects which elevate the building occupant’s experience and enhance the fabric of the communities they are a part of. His holistic approach to design considers the macro view of the greater context parallel with the micro view of specific details. He is also passionate about community service, is a current Board Member of City Club of Central Oregon, and has been a staunch supporter and contributor to local service organizations and charities. His recognition and honors include a Better Bricks “Emerging Leader” Award for his leadership in sustainable design; the Environmental Center’s Award for Sustainable Business of the Year; ranking as the 18th Greenest Business in Oregon to work for in 2011; Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the year; two DJC Profiles in Excellence Awards; and numerous architecture design awards.

Scott earned a Bachelor of Architecture, summa cum laude, from the University of Oregon where due to his broad interests he took a landscape architecture studio and many related courses. He also has an Associates of Science in Engineering from Central Oregon Community College; is LEED Accredited; NCARB certified and is licensed to practice architecture in many states. Outside the office Scott’s interests include exploring the High Desert, mountain biking, photography, weight training, tennis, racquetball, travel and time with his wife and two children.