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ALEX STEPNIEWSKI
INTERN DESIGNER

astepniewski@aedesign-inc.com
720.258.6996
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Involvement
Illuminating Engineering Society Member
CU Boulder Chapter

International Association of Lighting Designers - Enlighten Americas

Boulder Green Building Tours Volunteer

LEED/ WELL Building certification and education


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WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
I was born and raised in Glenwood Springs, CO.  I have been lucky enough to live in CO for my entire life but have also been fortunate enough to do a bit of traveling.  I also spent a lot of time in the Grand Junction/ Fruita region while growing up. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE AND WHY?
What a tough question…. Depends on the genre honestly.  The Martian was a great movie and so was the Revenant.

WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM VACATION BE?
My dream vacation would be to participate in a kayaking expedition/ tour in South America OR do an extended trip with a couple weeks of backpacking, climbing, biking and kayaking in South America or Europe.

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WHAT’S SOMETHING PEOPLE WOULDN’T GUESS ABOUT YOU?
I really enjoy space and astronomy, and if I am ever given the chance, I plan on visiting the space outside of our atmosphere.

WHAT BOOKS ARE ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?
I have a wide range, from fiction to politics and even religion to architecture and lighting.  I really enjoy reading and will give just about any book a try and see how it goes.  I currently have a small collection consisting of architecture, philosophy, religion, politics, fiction, poetry and technical content from school.

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WHAT’S THE BEST PLACE YOU HAVE EVER VISITED?
For a culture experience, Kibera, Kenya when I was volunteering with a non-profit (The Human Needs Project). For a vocational location, Vanuatu, which are some islands just west of Fiji.  Finally for a just general exciting trip or place, the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

IF YOU HAD TO WATCH ONE SPORT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Soccer, because it is the best!  It’s a sport that I have played for almost all of my life and will continue to enjoy the world’s sport.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FAMOUS FOR?
Helping the world evolve toward a more sustainable and resilient future.

WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELIEVE STRESS?
I generally go outside and play in the mountains or rivers/ creeks.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY?
Exploring new locations that I have not visited before.