Steve Crane ('70)
As a founding partner of VCBO Architecture, Steve Crane leads the firm’s work on educational and library architecture. His projects have totaled more than 12 million square feet, for which he and VCBO have won national, regional, and local honors. More than half of the firm’s work is pre-school to higher education projects, both public and private, totaling more than $150 million per year.
Steve’s career has continually integrated the emphases of his two college degrees—bachelor of science in sociology from Westminster College and master of architecture from the University of Utah. Steve has provided pro-bono architectural design services for various nonprofit organizations, including the Ronald McDonald House of Salt Lake City, the South Jordan Women’s Shelter, and This Is the Place Monument State Park in Salt Lake City.
Steve continues to have an active presence on the Westminster campus through his design work on the Converse Hall remodel, the Dolores Doré Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center, and most recently, the Meldrum Science Center.
Steve is recognized as an authority on the effects of the built environment on learning and has authored papers and articles for more than a dozen national magazines. He was asked by the White House to represent the American Institute of Architects on CNN Live and has been quoted in Newsweek magazine. Steve is a member of the American Institute for Architecture’s Architects for Education Committee and served as committee chair in 2000.