M.W. Steele Group's Studio Blog

Here We Come 2017

January 03 , 2017
| M.W. Steele Group



M.W. Steele Group is celebrating a stellar year.   From strong leadership, to the community we supported, the new faces that have joined us, and the noteworthy projects we completed - we have had a fun 2016!  Take a peek.



With Mr. Mark Steele at the helm, and supported by Principals Diego Velasco and Steve Miles, our 2017 is looking bright.  Together, they have cultivated highly skilled, dynamic teams focused on our Residential, Civic, and Retail/Hospitality projects.  It is an exciting and busy time here in the office - so if you need us just pop-in or give us a call!

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Community Engagement

Core to who we are and the values we keep - giving back in 2016 was a great success thanks to our many partners in the community and beyond. A few highlights included:

Family Health Centers of San Diego

We attended numerous Spirit of the Barrio Luncheons, ate some amazing tamales, and gave to this wonderful organization that supports those in our community that need and deserve quality healthcare. We look forward to continuing our partnership together into 2017!


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As a mentor for the Partnership Forum, Diego Velasco is excited to begin his 3rd year volunteering with the program. The Partnership Forum connects young professionals with seasoned mentors in an effort to share and exchange ideas, to learn, provide professional growth and tour developments in our region.


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We had an unique opportunity to partner with Cook + Schmid and Barrio Logan College Institute in offering a next generation of aspiring architects an information and discussion session with our very own leaders, Mark Steele, Diego Velasco and members of our design team.  





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Project Architect, Clif Smith and Job Captain, Trupti Amin, volunteered for BEEP San Diego's Collaborative Workshops - Playing with Geometry: Irving Gill's Architecture for Kids.  They spent a weekend helping educate elementary children about Modern Architecture.



Woodbury Student Tour 

A handful of students stopped by our office as a part of their Fall Semester Firm Crawl and spoke with our crew.  An opportunity to support the next generation of architects and planners is always welcomed! 



New Faces

We are happy to welcome three new folks to our Design Team! Trupti Amin, Melissa Goldfarb and Vincent Rivera - we are fortunate to have you and look forward to the many talents and contributions you bring to our firm! Follow our blog to learn why we love them. Stay tuned!


2016 Project Completions



1250 Prospect Place, our newly renovated contemporary commercial center project in La Jolla, wrapped up and we couldn't be more pleased with the results.  "Understanding the building's true nature helped us restore it to what it could be be versus what it was - Mark Steele".






Our award-winning darling, Wesley_Palms_Campus_Plan_Slider_02.jpgWesley Palms Retirement Community, is getting closer to completion with phases 1-3 (of 5) wrapped up.










We have continued our local relationship with restaurateur George Hauer renovating George's at the Cove Ocean Terrace (shown here) and Galaxy Taco in La Jolla, CA. 








PPlisting_CH_Golden_Hill.jpgAfter 7 years, our Golden Hill Community Plan Update was adopted by City Council!













Here's to a year that makes a difference and one that brings you joy.

From all of us at M.W. Steele Group, cheers to 2017 and beyond! 



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