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Scott T. Steele

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Steele Associates Architects LLC
686 NW York Dr.
Bend , Oregon 97701
United States

Company Description: Steele Associates, a member of the US Green Building Council, is a leading Pacific Northwest sustainable design firm. Many years ago, before sustainable design was...   more

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  • Summa Cum Laude Bachelor of Architecture Degree
    University of Oregon
  • Bachelor of Architecture , Summa Cum Laude
    University of Oregon
  • Associate of Science , Engineering and Geology Studies
    Central Oregon Community College
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Olivia and I developed and built ..., 21 July 2015 [cached]
Olivia and I developed and built both buildings said Scott Steele, president/founder of Steele Associates Architects.
"Robert Raimondi and Peter May of Compass Commercial were our brokers and they did an outstanding job marketing the building and guiding us through the deal," explained Steele.
Architecture, Sustainable Design, Interiors, Planning, and Management, 22 Mar 2015 [cached]
At the fifth annual BetterBricks Awards held October 2007 Scott Steele, the President of Steele Associates Architects, was selected as the winner of the "Emerging Leader" category. The judge's comments on Scott's award: "Scott demonstrates leadership qualities in energy innovation and sustainable design with a breadth and depth of work that is outstanding.
One striking feature of the new ..., 25 Feb 2013 [cached]
One striking feature of the new project is a public plaza - complete with power hook-ups and already accommodating a regular schedule of open-air markets - which promises to act as a "living room for the community" observed Steele Associates Architects Principal Scott Steele, and which seamlessly flanks existing veterans' memorials.
The plaza also incorporates pavers depicting the confluence of the Deschutes, Metolius and Crooked Rivers flowing towards a central lobby gallery cutting through the new building and linking the city and police wings, featuring wood truss and mountain silhouette accents reminiscent of the area's rail history and topography.
Other nods to the local environment as part of the design integration include custom tapered structural board form concrete piers, which Steele sees as evoking the tuff ashfall-formed cliffs framing Lake Billy Chinook, and strategically placed boulders echoing the Central Oregon Cascade Range backdrop.
Scott Steele added, "It is wonderful to see this project finally come to fruition to provide facilities the community deserves.
Principal Architect: Team: Scott Steele, Jeff Wellman, Emily Freed, Steve Olson
Consulting Team, 10 Mar 2011 [cached]
Scott Steele
Scott is the founder of Steele Associates Architects LLC in Bend, Oregon. He attended the University of Oregon where he earned a Summa Cum Laude Bachelor of Architecture Degree. Scott is a licensed Architect in Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, Arizona, Montana, & Colorado. He is a (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) LEED® Accredited Design Professional and a Certified Climate Change Presenter. His firm's goal is to create truly unique and sustainable design solutions for each project, drawing inspiration from each individual site and client. Scott has designed numerous LEED® and sustainable projects including the Steele Associates Building which was the first building in Bend to attain a LEED® Certification level of Gold. His genuine love of the Pacific Northwest's natural and built environments has fueled his drive to "spread the green gospel" through education and example. His work and community service have earned him numerous design and business awards including the 2007 BetterBricks Emerging Leader Award for his promotion and implementation of sustainable design.
Bend native Scott Steele, ..., 21 Mar 2007 [cached]
Bend native Scott Steele, president of Steele Associates Architects (, was both excited and disappointed to learn of his hometown's ranking, seeing as how he has spent much of his life and energy promoting the concept of "green building," in both word and deed.
"I'd love to be a lot higher (on the list) than that," said Steele, who has been interested in "green design" since his days building "Earth shelter" models at Bend High.
Steele currently serves as board president for 3E Strategies ( - the three E's are ecology, economy and equity, which seeks, according to its mission statement, "to accelerate the transition to sustainable building, energy and economic practices.".
"What's neat about green, what's changed in the last five years is, it's becoming more mainstream," Steele said, pointing to a growing number of local building projects seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications, in various categories.
"The last five years have been wonderful," he said, and not just because he's grown to a staff of 24, the largest architectural firm east of the Cascades.
"Clients are saying yes," he said."Clients are asking us about (sustainable design) and asking us to do it."
Steele's firm designed a Midstate Electric Cooperative office that he said was the first LEED building east of the Cascades, while the new Riverhouse Convention Center is seeking LEED status under the commercial interiors area, on issues from energy efficiency to indoor air quality.
Steele Associates' own new building at Northwest Crossing "is looking excellent for LEED ,New Construction Gold,'" he said, noting that five years ago, with an assist from Kirby Nagelhout Construction, he brought about the region's first LEED workshop "out of my own pocket."
"I've been pushing for a more sustainable way of designing, building for all my career," he said."With energy costs rising, people are starting to get it."
Does it cost more, initially?"The short answer is, yes," Steele said."But the initial costs are simply not that significant.It's a no-brainer decision, usually less than 1 percent additional construction cost.Then, when you throw in saving 20 to 30 percent of energy costs over the life of a building, they pay themselves off in a few short years."
But Steele said at present, the private sector is ahead of the public sector in seeking to build in more sustainable fashion.
"I think it'd be a wonderful thing, if all public agencies and school districts in the tri-county region required sustainable, LEED-certified building," he said, pointing to the Sisters High School project he was involved with and the new Bend Metro Park and Rec District administration building as prime examples.
So when it comes to figuring 48th, with several Oregon cities higher on the list, Steele said, "I think it's great that we've been acknowledged as a community," but that it also would be "great to aspire to be in the Top 10.
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