Steven D. Fernaays AIA, LEED Green Associate

Professional Practice Manager

“I love higher education projects because they’re built for the long term; quality and sustainability are often primary goals to help ensure the buildings will last for 100 years.” Steve has spent the majority of his career designing for higher education facilities. He is passionate about creating well-thought-out spaces, such as classrooms, labs, and student collaboration rooms, that enhance the student’s experience. His clients see him as a responsive and thorough team player that will work closely with them to accomplish their goals. He approaches every project as a team leader, combining and integrating input from the client, design team, and consultants. He is responsible for managing the project from start to finish, including working with the client on design, managing staff and consultants, and closeout.

Steve enjoys cycling and playing soccer in warmer months, snowmobiling and skiing in the winter, and woodworking (custom trims, cabinetry & furniture) year round.