Stephen Svete , AICP, LEED AP ND

Rincon Consultants, Inc was founded in 1994 and has since grown into a position as a leading environmental consulting firm throughout California. We serve both public and private sector clients stretching from San Diego to Sacramento. Our employees are leaders in their professional fields and continually work together to produce only the highest quality products. Through this combination of strong teamwork and our commitment to principal-level involvement on all projects, we consistently satisfy our clients in meeting their environmental consulting objectives.

We employ both senior and junior associates that all bring a unique knowledge and set of skills to the table. Staffed with certified urban planners, noise and air quality experts, LEED Accredited Professionals, professional geologists, a certified engineering geologist, a doctor of environmental engineering, wildlife biologists, certified wetland specialists, botanists, paleontologists, archaeologists, and visual information specialists, we are able to take on projects of varying size and complexity.

Our firm is comprised of six technical groups, Environmental Sciences & Land Use Planning, Biological Resources, Site Assessment & Remediation, Water Resources, Sustainability Services, and Cultural Resources, each of which is led by a principal of the firm. To support these groups and to conduct specialized projects, we maintain a GIS & Graphic Communications group that provides technical support for our projects. Our administration group offers firm wide support in the areas of accounting and cost tracking and reporting, human resources, technological systems operation and maintenance, and equipment and supply management.

At Rincon, we recognize that client communications and project management are the foundation upon which projects are successfully executed. Our staff enjoys extensive in-house training in combination with on-job experience in project management. These skills, coupled with our technical knowledge, allow Rincon Consultants to meet the budgetary and scheduling constraints inherent in every project while delivering excellent products.

Steve Svete is one of the founding partners of Rincon Consultants and serves as the Principal-in-Charge of the firm’s planning services unit. An urban planner and geographer by training, Steve is skilled at implementing planning programs, CEQA and NEPA analyses, and specialized planning assignments from the perspective of their urban or regional geographic contexts. Steve has managed programs of great diversity in size and scope, including central city corridor revitalization studies, citywide general plans, and various campus master plans. His skill in designing and conducting community involvement components of planning projects has contributed to a number of award-winning projects for Rincon’s clients. Steve is a talented public speaker and writer, and has lectured at numerous universities and for professional organizations in the planning industry, and he served as a contributing editor to California Planning & Development Report for many years. He has a keen interest in open space and recreation issues, and serves as a trustee for the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy, a community-based land trust.

Contact Stephen Svete , AICP, LEED AP ND

Rincon Consultants, Inc.
Vice President
180 North Ashwood Avenue
Ventura, California  93003
Phone: 805-644-4455
Fax: 805-644-4240


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