Blake Stephens

Blake E. Stephens

Contact Information

Architecture/Drafting Instructor
Office Location
ATAS 225
School / Office / Department
School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design
Program / Division
Architectural Drafting

Personal Information



Service to Saddleback College:

  • Academic Senate President – 2015-2016, 2018-2019 and 2020-2021 
  • Facilitator for the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Great Teachers Seminar
  • Veterans Faculty Member of the year for 2018-2019
  • Faculty Association ATAS Division Representative, 2016, 2019, 2020
  • Architecture & Drafting Technology Department Chair 2010+, Perkins Grants, NBU labs 
  • Mentor 12 part-time faculty members of the Architecture and Drafting Technology Dept.
  • Saddleback Fellowship - Architecture Student Club Faculty Advisor
  • Committees: Full-time Faculty, Construction Manager, College President, and Chancellor
  • President’s Consultation Council, College committees, workgroups, Flex-week presenter
  • Large ARCH 12 Architecture History, highly productive faculty member
  • Worked to maintain and expand course offerings and enrollment in my department over 10 years with a high level of instruction, student engagement, and student satisfaction in our courses.
  • Mentoring of new Architecture Department and Saddleback College faculty members
  • Led volunteer tree planting project on campus, pro bono architectural campus designs 

Service to the South Orange County Community College District has included: 

  • Faculty Association Contract Negotiation Team member, 2017 – 2019
  • Faculty Association Membership Chair 2016 - 2018
  • BAARC Committee, DRAC Committee, BPARC Committee, CIC Committee 
  • District-Wide Strategic Planning Committee, District Facilities Planning Committee
  • Chancellor’s Council
  • Served on Hiring Committees for 5 District positions

Continuing Education and Faculty Development:

  • Statewide Academic Senate Accreditation Institute, 2 conferences over 3 years
  • Statewide Academic Senate Plenary Session, 6 Plenaries in 3 years
  • Faculty Association Statewide Convention, 4 conventions in 3 years
  • Great Teachers Seminars, 10 seminars in 11 years
  • Architect’s licensing continuing education, American Institute of Architects Convention
  • Technolinks Association, member and attendee for past 10 years
  • Enrollment Management Conference 2016 and 2019
  • Masters Degree in Architecture, Summa Cum Laude


  • Course offerings in architecture and drafting, new construction management degree 
  • Professional practice: California Licensed Architect, American Institute of Architects 
  • NCIDQ Licensure and LEED Accredited Professional, AIA member for 34 years
  • Member of South Orange County Architectural Guild
  • Interviewed on National Public Radio on Architecture and Sustainability
  • Democratic Delegate at Statewide California Convention 2018
  • Guest lecturer at Chapman University on Sustainable Design
  • Ongoing Faculty Advisor for student clubs and field trips, including Downtown Los Angeles walking tours, Pasadena walking tours, San Diego walking tours, Arts and Crafts walking tours

Blake Stephens Architect:

  • Licensed architect 1985 – present
  • MOCA with Arata Isozaki and Pacific Design Center Green Cube with Cesar Pelli
  • Have designed over 200 custom homes, 2000 units of multi-family housing
  • AIA Home tour residence in Palos Verdes Estates
  • Historic Preservation Home of the Year: Bixby Residence, Long Beach, Ernest Coxhead 


Formal Education

  • NewSchool of Architecture, University of Washington

Certifications and Training

  • AIA
  • LEED A.P.