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Steven A. Richardson

Steven A. Richardson, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C    Principal Architect, Richardson Wetzel Architects LLC


Cal Poly Pomona,

California, ‘75-’77

Architectural Studies

Phoenix Institute of Technology,

Arizona, ‘78

Architectural Technology

Professional Registration

Nevada, No: 3456

Utah, No: 6330689-0301

Colorado, No: 402740



AIA, American Institute of Architects, Past Director

USGBC, Member

Construction Specifications Institute, Local Chapter, Founding Member


Representative Projects

Pump Stations 25, 27 and 29

Henderson, NV

LVCVA South Hall Expansion and Renovation

AC Chiller and Ozone Depletion Program, 66 Clark County owned buildings

A/B Gates and ARFF Re-Roof

McCarran International Airport

Ritchie Bros. Pre-Manufactured Metal Building, Apex, NV

Big Town Mechanical Headquarters

3-story office and production facility

Ground Services Equipment Building, McCarran International Airport, Land side

Ground Services Equipment Building Washrack Facility and Roadway

McCarran International Airport

Since moving to Las Vegas in 1980 has worked to expand his portfolio of experience to include a diverse array of projects for recreational, institutional, educational, and hospitality clients.  Recent public work includes projects for the City of Elko, Clark County and McCarran International Airport.  He concluded tasks related to the Feasibility Study and Conceptual Design for Elko’s New Recreation Facility, a 50,000 s.f. building; the 225,000 s.f. re-roof of McCarran’s A/B and ARFF Buildings, the assessment of 66 buildings for Clark County’s Ozone Depletion Program; Shade Structures for 4 Clark County Parks; the Desert Breeze Restroom Arson Repair and Roof Ladders for 30 Clark County owned buildings.

Other work includes the South Hall Renovation and Remodel, Las Vegas Convention Center, a project valued at $250 Million; a campus master plan for the Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 525 including LEED Assessment Feasibility, three buildings in 46,000 SF; and more than 60 projects at McCarran International Airport including the D Gates.

Steve employs two management techniques to establish, inspire and lead a project team:

Communications Management - Team directories, correspondence, reports, drawings, schedules and meeting minutes are written, published and available to authorized parties to ensure team members, stakeholders, agency staff and other identified interested parties are kept informed throughout the project.

Schedule Management  - translated to a Work Plan, the scope of work is detailed in a list of tasks, critical decision points, deliverables, responsibilities, meetings, presentations and public reviews to establish process controls and monitoring cycles ensuring requirements are being met.  The Work Plan, integral with a developed schedule, is reviewed and updated weekly and monthly during the course of the project through the series of project meetings.

Committed to quality and cost control Steve monitors the progress of the design documents at appropriate intervals and communicates design information that allows a “check and balance” of project goals.  He is responsible for ensuring quality and consistency, client satisfaction and project success in each phase of work through the firm’s documented QA/QC procedures.  He is the Principal responsible for code analysis, technical issues related to life, safety and health and performs construction phase services.