Since founding SCOPE in 2006, Architect & Principal Steve Engelhardt, AIA, LEED AP BD+C relies on his more than 25 years of experience developing solutions for technically sophisticated and sustainable projects. His passion involves taking on the toughest design problems and creating solutions that surpass the owner’s objectives and expectations. With experience designing for both the public and private sector throughout the United States and abroad, Steve maintains a strong working knowledge of the International Building Code and the USGBC-LEED Rating system.
As the team’s Project Manager and licensed Architect, he is responsible for performing all phases of architectural services including: schematic design; design development; construction documents; bidding and negotiation; construction administration. He uses this experience to coordinate with engineers, consultants, product vendors, contractors and building officials ensuring the project remains on time and within budget.
He is affiliated with the AIA, USGBC, NCARB and IFMA.
What is the best moment of the day?
The best moment of the day comes when the SCOPE team visits a completed project and we know we had a direct positive influence on the people now working and interacting in that space. It’s our version of improving the world.
When you were a child did you always want to become an architect?
Yes, I started out drawing houses and designing buildings around the age of 10. I enjoyed looking at plans and visiting construction sites and was fascinated with the imagination and talent that went into creating these ideas on paper which were then turned into reality.
What advice would you give to young architects?
Architecture is about creative problem solving. Through these unique solutions, we help to mold the built environment where people work, play and sleep. Every day brings the quest for new solutions. If you enjoy being creative, problem solving and always learning something new every day, then architecture can prove to be a fulfilling career.