Stephen Pepe · Design · Build

artistry and precision · whether tangible or digital

Joie de vivre? Joie d'élaborer:
“Exuberant enjoyment of designing & figuring out.”

Maintenance Manager
Berkeley Student Cooperative
Berkeley, CA

Elected four terms to maintain and improve three residential buildings with sixty residents.
Carpentry · Electrical · Plumbing · Painting · Light locksmithing · Budgeting · Volunteer coordination · Resident responsiveness

What hasn't he done? This man is fabulous. He is always around to hand out tools if you need them and he is quick to check the maintenance board when we need some fixin.Anonymous resident

Garden Shed
Green-roofed, resident-built tool shed custom designed to use available reclaimed beams and siding.

Firewood rack
Redwood firewood rack custom designed for architectural aesthetic, structural stability, and expedient, economical construction.

Design Engineer
Fremont, CA

Design mobile solar power systems and performance calculators.
Computer aided design · Electrical modeling · Financial engineering

Tiny Space Enthusiast
& incurable engineer

Design, outfit, and inhabit an 80 sq ft outbuilding.
They said it couldn’t be done. Their error was illuminated at the unveiling of the under-loft “guest room”.

Facility Ops Assistant
/ Power Plant Operator

United States Antarctic Program
McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Operate the continent’s largest power plant.
Shovel insane quantities of snow.

Oxy-acetylene cutting · Pipefitter assistance · Snow shoveling · Ice excavation · Plant commissioning support · Investigate plant efficiency, engine temperature control, and employee noise exposure.

Action Safety Award
Awarded for superior attention to safety in field work, power plant operations, and hazardous spill response. Surviving the ice shelf didn’t hurt.

Very inquisitive/proactive approach to safety.Construction Manager

Project Manager
Appalachia Service Project
Unicoi Co. TN · Floyd Co. KY

Plan and direct emergency home repair projects.
Carpentry · Roofing · Electrical · Plumbing · Room additions · Budgeting · Project management · Subcontractor coordination · Volunteer instruction

Finance Accelerator
Dramatically streamline operations by developing the organization’s first electronic financial tracking system. This system would remain in place, with continuous seasonal adjustments and improvements, for over a decade.

Stephen has provided Appalachia Service Project with a great program to record all financial information for over thirty centers each summer. Stephen is extremely quick to respond to any needs of the organization and the users of his program helping them to get the information they need to report to the Accounting Department.Program Manager

Ancillary Abilities

Analytical Tools


Engineering tools · Calculation templates · Business management · Financial engineering · Operational organization · Sales pricing

Energy Systems

Solar photovoltaic · Solar thermal · Small wind · Energy efficiency · HVAC · Electromechanical devices · Microcontrollers

Web Development

HTML · CSS · JS · PHP · Bootstrap · Google Maps · Geocoding


M.S. Mechanical Engineering2007
University of California, Berkeley

Sc.B. Mechanical Engineering2005
Brown University

Recent Professional

Artisan Analysis / Engineered Explorations2015+
Freelance Consulting · Calculation Tools & Templates · Culinary Research · Applied Cartography

Nexant, Inc.2009-2014
Associate Project Manager · Senior Energy Engineer · Safety Officer · Technical Tool Developer

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