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Are you looking to attract and hire the most talented people within your Architecture Practice? Meet your business coach.

Stephen Drew

Head of talent at Ackroyd Lowrie, Founder of the Architecture Social, Career Coach and mentor.

Stephen is Head of Talent at Ackroyd Lowrie and Founder of the Architecture Social, which has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the most popular online communities for architects, students, and industry professionals alike.

Since 2014, Stephen has led recruitment teams working with industry-leading Architecture Practices such as Heatherwick Studios, Benoy, Allies and Morrison, AHMM and Skidmore Owings and Merrill.

Before recruitment, he notably worked in the Architecture industry at EPR Architects for three years after completing a degree and diploma in Architecture at the University of Westminster and Manchester School of Architecture.

Stephen is an Associate of the Royal Institute of Architects and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

When finding the best people to join your company, Stephen is your unfair advantage.

When you work with an expert coach, you get access to their guidance, knowledge and expertise, instead of spending valuable time figuring it out yourself. This saves you a lot of time, energy and money

Stephen works In-House in an Architecture Practice in charge of recruitment as Head of Talent, he has also worked in the Architecture Industry as a Part II Architecture Assistant and successfully recruited for the world’s leading architecture practices for 7 years. He has seen every side of the recruitment process, from being the hiring manager, the recruiter as well as the job seeker in Architecture. 

Instead of reactively spending money on recruitment when an employee leaves or there is no applicants available when you need them, learn how command a presence in the architecture job market and inspire passive job-seekers to reach out with an application. Areas we can cover include the perception of your company brand, online presence, writing job applications people will actually apply for, optimising the recruitment process and methods to retaining staff from leaving including improving the office culture and wellbeing.




Talent Management

Strategic ADVICE

Company Culture


Testimonials from clients

Stephen worked in the Architecture Industry at:

Cullinan Studio.

EPR Architects.

Swansea City Council.

He has worked recruitment industry as:

Head of Architecture at Macdonald & Company.

Recruitment Director at Shape Careers.

Recruitment Consultant at Bespoke Careers.

Companies that Stephen has a track record of recruiting for:

3D Reid.

Ackroyd Lowrie.

Adamson Associates.

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM).

Allied London.

Allies and Morrison.


Arney Fender Katsalidis (AFK) Studios.

Aukett Swankee.

Avanti Architects.


BAM Construction.

Barking Riverside.

Barton Willmore.



Capita Architecture.

Chapman Taylor.

Collado Collins.


Darnton B3.

David Chipperfield Architects

ECE Architecture.

ECE Projekt management Limited.

EPR Architects.

ESA Architecture.

Fairhurst Design Group.

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

Flanagan Lawrence.

Fletcher Priest Architects.

Frame Property.


Glenn Howells Architects.


Grimshaw Architects.

Hale Brown Architects.


Hawkins Brown.

Heatherwick Studio.

Holt Architecture.

Jefferson Sheard Architects (JSA).

JTP (John Thompson and Partners).


Lawson Robb.

LEEP Architects.

Leonard Design Architects.

Levitt Bernstein Architects.

Makower Architects.




Owen Architects.

Patel Taylor.


Perkins + Will.

PRP Architects.


Reardon Smith.

Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM).




Tate Hindle.


The Manser Practice Architects.




Zaha Hadid.

Invest in finding the best people for your business by booking a call with Stephen.

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