Steve graduated in 1983 from Liverpool University School of Architecture with a first-class degree and the Charles Reilly Medal. He began his career in 1980 with Arup Associates, a multi-disciplinary practice of architects, engineers and cost consultants. Whilst working there, he was selected to exhibit his own work for the Architects Journal ’40 under Forty’ exhibition.
After ten years with Arup Associates, Steve joined Foggo Associates, a similar multi-disciplinary practice that had emerged from Arup Associates, and was Architect Director of the practice for ten years. With an expertise and experience in corporate and commercial projects gained from over fifteen years at the practice, he was directly responsible for a significant number of award winning high profile commercial projects across the UK, including many in the City of London.
Steve subsequently joined Michael Aukett Architects as a Director, shortly becoming Managing Director, and was specifically responsible for major commercial office projects, business park masterplans and buildings, and significant large scale residential and mixed-use projects. He was also directly responsible for a wide range of projects from a mixed-use masterplans, one of which comprising a new HS2 high speed rail station, interchange and commercial development on a 150 hectare site in the West Midlands and a large scale commercial and public office development portfolio, located throughout the UK, through to a sports, art and culture facility for a school for children with profound, severe and complex special needs.
More recently, he was a founding partner of B3R Architects, providing professional architectural and master planning services, and specialising in the commercial office, retail, leisure and residential sectors. Steve’s personal and direct responsibility at the practice for an early and rapidly increasing portfolio of private and commercial residential and mixed-use commissions, particularly in London, Kent and the south east of the country, has led to the formation of this new practice.