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MARK STEELE

PRESIDENT, FAIA, AICP, NCARB


EMAIL    mark@mwsteele.com

 PHONE      619.230.0325 x4234

 


 

SELECTED RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:

 

Door of Hope - Rady Residence | San Diego, CA

A 45,000 SF renovation and new construction project serving homeless families of San Diego. Design includes housing services wing, commons area amenities on each level and 32 dwelling units

 

Rams Hill Master Site Plan | Borrego Springs, CA

Redevelopment and expansion of the existing Golf Resort Community toward an integrated Desert Community. Site Area: 3,000 acres - 2,000 dwelling units, hotel, SPA, commercial retail and services

 

Liberty Station / San Diego Naval Training Center | San Diego, CA

Re-Use Plan, Specific Plan and Design Guidelines for the

former Naval Training Center

As a founder of M.W. Steele Group, Mark Steele is nationally recognized as a visionary and a community leader.

 

Mark has contributed consistently to the community, most recently as Chair of the Barrio Logan Planning Committee and as a past Chair of the San Diego Planning Commission. Mark utilizes his personal involvement with a wide range of issues as well as his ability to communicate technical and conceptual information as the basis for gaining community consensus. He is visible within the San Diego region as a proponent of responsible growth and design, and has helped to redefine the role of the architect within the development process. Mark and the firm have developed a reputation for providing innovative design skills while navigating complex political and public process and bringing people together.

 

While establishing M.W. Steele Group, Mark has earned the highest measure of respect for his ability to help clients strategically position both new construction and redevelopment projects to increase their value and their overall performance and viability. He brings in-depth understanding of zoning, design guidelines, and the complexities of public and private partnerships to our work. Mark offers a comprehensive and innovative approach to design, combining critical analysis of issues with architecture and urban planning.

Steve leads and oversees many of M.W. Steele Group's most complex projects. With 30 years in practice, 22 with M.W. Steele Group, he has experience in a wide range of projects from large scale mixed-use urban to small intimate boutiques. Throughout this experience he has developed an understanding of the challenges involved in all phases of project development. As a Principal in the office, Steve provides significant design leadership during the evolution of a project from initial design through construction.

 

With a primary focus on the design aspects of the work, he has developed a thoughtful and creative approach to architecture throughout his career. He plays an active role in the generation and testing of design alternatives inspired by the goals of the client, sensitive to context and the community at large. In a firm committed to a collaborative effort, Steve’s communication skills and hands on approach lead to exciting and successful built solutions.

 

As a LEED Accredited Professional Steve has an interest in working towards energy conservation and environmentally-friendly building and construction methods.

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STEVE MILES

PRINCIPAL, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP


EMAIL     steve@mwsteele.com

PHONE    619.230.0325 x4236

 


 

SELECTED RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:

 

Chrome Hearts | US + International Locations | Design Principal 

Specialized Luxury Retailer with multiple locations in US, Europe, and Asia

 

Kalos | San Diego, CA | Design Principal

An 83-unit affordable infill housing development in North Park. Certified LEED Gold

 

1Mission | San Diego, CA | Design Principal

A 5,300 SF mixed-use commercial, retail and market- rate residential project that included historic preservation of an existing building

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MICHAEL PALUSO

PRINCIPAL, Associate AIA


EMAIL    michael@mwsteele.com

PHONE      619.230.0325 x4241

 


BLOG POSTS:

A Visit to the Eames House

April 26, 2019

 

Q+A | Michael Paluso

April 9, 2015

 

 

SELECTED RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:

 

Wesley Palms Retirement Community | San Diego, CA | Project Manager

NAHB Best of 55+ Senior Living Community On the Boards Award Winner -  Renovation and redevelopment for a 35-acre mid-century modern campus including 162 patio homes and 122 tower residential units

 

Melvin Garb Hillel Center SDSU | San Diego, CA | Project Manager

New 13,000 SF Certified LEED Gold religious student center

 

Wasco Farmworker Housing | Wasco, CA | Project Manager

A 226-unit Green Point Rated affordable multi-family development over 17 acres that features a child development center, community center and medical clinic

As our newest Principal, Michael is an integral part of the management team playing a key role in providing technical oversight, and managing complex projects of varying sizes. He is talented, committed to the work we do and has a natural ability to fill an important mentor role to many of our junior staff.

 

Michael’s passion for architecture was framed within the idea that one could leave a positive, longstanding impact through the built environment. His belief system consequently has been shaped by a key lesson he has learned throughout his 10+ year career; honesty in materiality within architecture allows the structure to inform the final design.

 

Michael manages complex projects of varying sizes, scopes, and building types from the initial design through construction. Highly organized and detail oriented, Michael’s extensive knowledge base allows for him to develop creative solutions to complex architectural problems. His commitment to the firm and subsequently every project he is assigned to shines through in each facet of his work including his sustainability efforts.


With a strong desire to improve the built environment and an emphasis to make the projects he works on sustainable, Michael is proud to have been part of the team on the Melvin Garb Hillel Student Center Certified LEED Gold project, a previous local affordable housing GreenPoint Certified project and most recently the Green Point Rated Wasco Farmworker Housing Project. With this ethos, Michael also volunteers on his church parishes’ architectural renovation committee adding his expertise to insure the historic and architectural integrity be maintained.

 



 

 

 

Francesca Bestetti - M.W. Steele Group

FRANCESCA BESTETTI

Project Architect

Trupti Amin - M.W. Steele Group

TRUPTI AMIN

Designer II

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TAYLOR McGRADY

Interior Designer

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FRANCES CARRILLO

Controller

Clayton Madrid - M.W. Steele Group

CLAYTON MADRID

Designer

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THAO DO

Designer

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VINCENT RIVERA

Designer

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MELISSA GOLDFARB

Designer

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JEFF GRAY

IT Manager

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JESSICA STROBERG

Marketing Coordinator

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JORDAN READYHOUGH

Intern

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GAELLE BRASSEUR

Consultant Sr. Urban Planner

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