Qualifications: BArch (Hons) March (Dist) PGDip ARB
Stephen is an Architect in Colin’s Team working on residential schemes at a range of scales and stages, from construction-stage detailing to urban and architectural design of outline planning applications.
Before joining HTA, Stephen worked for a small Brixton-based practice on a range of private residential projects. Prior to this he worked at TP Bennett on a team specialising in residential, mixed-use and public realm schemes.
He completed his Master’s degree at Manchester School of Architecture, where he studied in the MSA_Projects design unit. He was encouraged to consider the social, environmental and economic impact of architecture and to engage with the communities he was designing for in the areas he was designing in. His final year thesis was a development for a housing cooperative with adjacent community facilities set within a wider urban masterplan. It received a Distinction and Stephen was selected as one of three finalists for Manchester Society of Architects’ ‘Future Architect of the Year’ award.
Prior to his Masters’ Stephen completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Nottingham, before spending a year working for an architectural practice in Shanghai.
Stephen worked on a project on the site of the old London Electricity Board headquarters building in Bethnal Green. He enjoyed helping the team develop a thorough understanding of the site and surrounding context, to design a scheme appropriate to the rich history and character of Bethnal Green. He also worked on the Camberwell Union project and was involved in the CAD management, diagramming and overall design development of the scheme during the planning process.
Stephen is coordinating an ambitious project on the Abbey Barn North site in High Wycombe. The council has designated the site for residential development and is keen to see a number of high quality homes that work in harmony with the ecologically sensitive chalk grasslands and challenging sloping topography.
He is also involved with HTA’s projects on the Stonebridge Estate in Harlesden, Brent. Stephen is part of the team overseeing the detailed design and construction stages of Sites 27 and 29/30, the last two sites in the highly commended community-led regeneration of the estate.
In his spare time, Stephen volunteers as the Technical Director of the Mlambe Project, a charity providing school infrastructure in Malawi using earthbag construction. An avid reader, he has founded a monthly book club at HTA.