Title: Architect (Retired)
Company: United States Department of Defense
Location: Lexington Park, Maryland, United States
Craig D. Stephens, a retired architect, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of architecture.
Having accrued over 40 years of valuable expertise in his chosen field, Mr. Stephens served as an architect on behalf of the United States Department of Defense between 1986 and his retirement in 2021. Working primarily for the U.S. Navy, he was responsible for the design of various buildings and structures, as well as the renovation of fitness and bathroom facilities. Additionally, he engaged in numerous moving projects and flooring contracts, as well as mechanical and demolition work. In this capacity, Mr. Stephens ensured that projects remained compliant with environmental and sustainability requirements.
Outside of his primary work with the Department of Defense, Mr. Stephens worked for less than a year at the Naval Research Laboratory in 1998, through which he resolved open contracts with workers and engineers. Notably, he was able to succeed at closing all but one contract, and managed several small construction projects. Previously, Mr. Stephens served as a draftsman for residential and commercial projects at Morrison and Smith in 1983. Throughout the course of his career, he has also worked as a carpenter’s assistant, construction officer, and architectural and mechanical draftsman.
Mr. Stephens first sought a formal education at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where he attained a Bachelor of Architecture in 1983. To remain aware of developments in his field, he maintains his affiliation with the National Organization of Minority Architects and the American Institute of Architects.
Well-regarded for his outstanding performance in the field, Mr. Stephens has earned numerous accolades from the U.S. Navy, including a Navy Safety coin, an “On the Spot” Award, several awards recognizing his length of service, and a number of other awards and commendations. In accounting for his success, Mr. Stephens largely credits his passion and enthusiasm for helping people and ensuring that they can take pride in what he has built. In his retirement, he enjoys restoring old vehicles and home renovation projects.
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