Steven O'Leary

Steven O'Leary

San Diego, CA, US



As a licensed Architect in the State of California (since 1993), I have been very fortunate to always find exciting work and firms to help realize their projects into well-designed, responsible and effective design solutions for a variety of clientele.

I find the field is still exciting, challenging and full of opportunities. I feel very fortunate to be able to help clients in realizing their dreams on their terms. Contact me today to see how I can help you or your firm on your next project. I look forward to it!


Very respectfully,

Steven O'Leary, R.A.


Naval Engineering Corps (Navfac SW)- Southwest, San Diego, CA, US, Design Manager, Architect for the Coastal IPT

As an Architect and Design Manager for the Coastal IPT (Integrated Product Team) for Naval Facilities, Southwest (based in San Diego), I was in charge of many projects for our Commanders within the boundaries set for the Coastal Naval tenants. For over five and a half years I work on variety of projects, many remodels and a few new construction projects (Milcons). For a complete list, please contact me with your request.

Dec 2008 - Jul 2014

Nadel Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Project Architect & Team Leader

As a Team Leader (for their Commercial Division) and Project Architect we provided excellent service for our Commercial clientele. Of course this was about eight months before the market crash which certainly put a damper on things across the board. Time to look for new opportunities.

Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

M.W. Steele Group, San Diego, CA, US, Project Architect

As a Project Architect with this prestigious architecture firm in San Diego, I was afforded many opportunities to do excellent design work for our esteemed clientele. Working with Mark and Tom and other Associates at the firm was always exciting and challenging - in a good way. My nearly four years of service provided excellent opportunities and work product. My main project was the Expansion and Remodel of the UCSD Ida & Cecil Green Faculty Club. The end product speaks for itself. Check it out online - available at a search engine near you.

Feb 2003 - Jan 2007

HMC Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Architect & Designer

Hired as a Project Architect in 1999, I was quickly promoted to a full-time Designer position when it became clear there was a need for experienced Designers in this San Diego satellite office of a larger architecture firm based in Ontario, California. I was promoted by and worked for Randal Peterson (FAIA), whom afforded me every opportunity to excel on several school (primarily K-12) project but also some Healthcare projects as well.

Jul 1999 - Jan 2003


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture degree obtained in 1989. As any architecture student knows your education is always dependent upon those design instructors whose design studio you decide to take. I consistently sought out the Architects/Instructors who were the most challenging, thought provoking and demanding. My senior year (fifth) I had Ming Fung as my instructor which was a focus of "Interior Architecture", trust me this was not to be confused as "interior Design". As expected it was challenging and I'm glad I stayed with her course of instruction - for that very reason.

Sep 1983 - Jun 1989


CASH (Coalition for Adequate School Housing) awards for several schools while at HMC., Award

While at HMC Architects (formerly known as HMC Group, Inc.) as a Designer, I was responsible for the design (lead) and execution of several K-12 School projects for several school districts in the San Diego region. A complete list of projects and references is available upon request.


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