“With Lenity’s culture of honesty, integrity and hard work, I knew my expertise would be highly valued.”
Steve Winstead, Lenity Architecture’s newest member of the permitting team, just celebrated his 35th year as a registered architect. While his job title is impressive – Permit Specialist – AIA Architect, NFPA + ICC – his credentials are even more so. As an architect and retired building official, Steve has proven expertise in design evaluation and standard of care for design professionals. He has the uncanny ability to cite building codes, interpretations, remediation details and specifications. Often referred to as the office’s walking code book, many go to Steve for code questions and interpretations – making him a great resource and mentor.
Over the years, Steve has become a husband, father, Commander, architect, building official and plans examiner, each bringing a special skill set which he draws upon daily. With his years as an architect, he’s developed a sharp eye for detail, structure and safety. With 29 years in the U.S. Navy, this retired U.S. Naval Commander (Civil Engineer Corp.) has developed invaluable mentoring and leadership skills bringing with it a team-oriented, cool under pressure atmosphere to the office.
On his self-described “Twilight Tour,” Steve enthusiastically brings his extensive knowledge, experience and passion to Lenity Architecture. A man of service, he contributes all he can. Steve loves to work and feel appreciated. When asked what drew him to Lenity, Steve was quick to answer, “With Lenity’s culture of honesty, integrity and hard work, I knew my expertise would be highly valued.”
When he’s not working, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife, four children and four grandchildren. Drawing from their faith and 45 years of marriage, both he and his wife, Leslie, provide pre-marital counseling to members of their church. As a man of faith, he has traveled numerous times to Uganda to help with missionary construction projects. Additionally, he has been an instrumental part of an on-going peace mission acting as a mediator between two warring tribes in northern Uganda.
Steve is a great man of many things – service, faith and knowledge. With his experience, expertise and passion, he is truly an asset to the permitting team and Lenity Architecture as a whole.