STEVE OAKLEY, AIA, LEED®AP

Vice President
Phone:  612-373-4676
Email:  steve.oakley@esgarch.com

Giving historic buildings viable futures through careful preservation and the insertion of new uses underlies Steve’s commitment to sustainability in architecture. Among his most notable and challenging projects are the W Minneapolis The Foshay, Milwaukee Road Depot and The Westin Minneapolis. In each case, Steve’s attention to detail, and his organizational and collaborative skills, led to each award-winning project’s completion in record time.

With his expertise in BIM modeling, code review and compliance issues, Steve proactively exceeds client expectations in design intent, time and budget. His passion is “for taking the dream our designers and clients have, and making it buildable, affordable and realizable,” he says. Approaching each project with calm deliberation, Steve sorts through codes, city plan reviews and inspections to keep communication channels open—and expectations real and met—whether he’s working with clients, designers or contractors.

His work experience also encompasses corporate offices, multifamily residential and retail commercial. Regardless of building type, Steve provides his clients with smart details and creative solutions that contribute to each project’s success.

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