Steve Stenton

  • Associate Principal

AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP; Studio Director – Sustainability, San Jose Studio

Where did you go to school?

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

What do you do at RMW?

My job titles include Associate Principal, Project Architect and Sustainability Director. Bottom line, I get to support the design process and help turn those designs into something real that makes people happy. My ultimate goal is to always do it in a way that makes a positive impact on the planet.

What do you like about the firm?

It is embracing and nurturing. It is supportive of work/life balance. Incredible talents. It’s no coincidence that a lot of staff have been here for a long time.

What do you do outside the firm?

I have a passion for cycling – mostly road riding, but mountain biking too. Early Sunday morning rides are my favorite.

Why did you decide to go into architecture/interior design?

I loved art and drawing from an early age and became involved in construction in my teen years building homes, which I also thoroughly enjoyed. Architecture was a great fit to blend my talents and interests.

What was your most favorite recent vacation?

Family road trip to Iowa. In the summer of 2010, my wife and I rode a tandem bike across Iowa in a bicycle event called the RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa). My parents and my daughters were our support vehicle along the way. After the seven-day event, we visited family in Iowa I had never met an old family stomping grounds I had never seen. Parents flew home, and my wife, daughters, and I took a more scenic route home that included some great sites and national landmarks.