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

Recruitment Specialties:

Attracting Better Applications

Marketing Your Practice

Optimising the Recruitment Process

Improving your benefits and company culture

Retaining Talented Staff for Longer

Exiting Staff the Best Way

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

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