Steven Stept

Steven, AIA, is an owner and Managing Partner of Feldman Architecture with over 34 years of architectural experience. Steeped in the ideals of California Modernism— indoor-outdoor living, open planning, and siting buildings to foster intimacy with the surrounding landscape—Steven translates the conceptual into a contemporary language for today.  Among his notable projects are Pan’Orama House, an airy California retreat that contrasts refined and technical details with tranquil views, Round House, a uniquely crafted residence that skillfully plays with form, materiality, and geometry, and Slot House, a modern home that brings bold minimalism to Los Altos Hills. In addition to custom, single-family homes, his work encompasses a broad spectrum of building types, including multi-family residential developments, modular, sustainable prefabricated homes, commercial interiors, and institutional projects.

His interest in site conditions, whether urban or rural, underscores a passion for thoughtful and responsive design effortlessly attuned to program, client needs, site, and budget.

“Design doesn’t stop with the documents that are turned over to builders and craftspeople. The dialogue continues as details are refined and shaped through exploration and dialogue. Construction is where design decisions become real.”

Steven is a member of the American Institute of Architects, is licensed in California, and a leader in the local architectural community. He is past Chair of the East Bay AIA Events Committee where he focused his efforts on creating programs to showcase local architectural design, international development, and awareness of architecture within the community. He was also founder and Chair of the 2011 and 2012 Home Tours, East Bay Living. Steven holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from The Pennsylvania State University.

“The language of architecture is meaningless unless it fosters an intimacy between people and the environment in which we exist.”