Cyrus Colburn
Managing Director, Design & Construction

As Managing Director and co-founder of SteelWave CDS, LLC, Cy Colburn, oversees the construction and design department of SteelWave. Cy and his partner Edward Nazaradeh manage a staff of professional construction managers, design project managers and administrators in Northern & Southern California, Colorado, Washington & Texas. The SteelWave CDS team designs and builds tenant improvement, capital improvements and new building shells for office, residential, R&D and industrial projects. Cy’s primary responsibility is to direct the Design to Budget/Build to Budget program throughout all regions.

Before joining SteelWave in 1984, Cy worked for Western Empire Constructors, Inc, as a project manager.


  • Licensed general contractor in California and Colorado
  • BA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas