About

We practice architecture because we are passionate about every aspect of design and understand the vast impact that it has upon quality of life, the environment, and personal and professional performance. Our designs are innovative, sustainable and inspiring. We simply love what we do and it shows in the energy and dedication that we pour into each unique project opportunity. We also have a long history of community service through participation, charitable donations, scholarships and free design services for certain projects.

Our deep and talented staff is led by Scott Steele, Chanda Villano, Darek Olson, Olivia Steele, Chris Thome, and Steve Olson. Through a transparent and inclusive team approach we revel in collaborating with our clients and consultants to rigorously explore and consider key design elements such as, place, human needs, aesthetics, community, performance, cost and sustainability. We have earned a reputation as a thoughtful firm who listens, analyzes and then delivers excellent design and service with great enthusiasm and verve while also meeting budgets and deadlines. Our designs create value for clients and occupants by enriching the architectural and economic fabric of the communities that they are a part of.

Since our establishment in 1996 in Bend, Oregon, Steele Associates Architects LLC has grown into a leading Pacific Northwest firm, and though we choose to live in beautiful Central Oregon we delight in designing timeless architecture, unique and reflective of each place and context, far beyond our region. We look forward to creating brilliant architecture with new and existing clients for decades to come.

“Scott and Steele Associates have literally been changing the face of Central Oregon. I’ve worked with Scott on numerous anchor projects from a new home for Crook County Health Department and Mosaic Medical to an expanded Bowman Museum to a federally funded education and computer center in Prineville. Scott and his colleagues have brought heart and brains to each project. A Steele building puts new life on the street, new pride in a community and represents in glass, steel and stone all that communities aspire to be.”

Scott Cooper

County Judge (2001 - 2008), Crook County