When he was a kid, Steve Wakeman wanted to be a Jacques Cousteau-style oceanographer or an architect. His fate was sealed in 7th grade, when he took his first drafting class.
Steve spent part of his childhood in Rio de Janeiro and saw firsthand the impact design can have on a community — in Rio, the poverty of the shantytowns contrasted with the modernist design of more affluent neighborhoods. During his career, he has built prominent facilities that blend good design with the needs of the community.
His past projects include transforming Treasure Valley Community College in Caldwell, Idaho, from a cramped, outdated building into a light, airy environment. That project served as a catalyst for the development of downtown Caldwell, as well. Steve particularly enjoys aviation projects, including the John Day Air Base in John Day, Oregon, and the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport in Medford, Oregon.
Steve loves to learn and explore the landscapes of the West with his son, wife, and their three dachshunds.
Licensing and Certification
Licensed Architect: CA, ID, IL
Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) – Corporate
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Association of California Airports
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Southwest Chapter of American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)
Steve Wakeman, AIA
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MArch, Management Option, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1988
BA, Architecture, University of Washington, 1980