Stephen is the Founder of the Architecture Social, a member of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architect’s) Future Architects and Education Development Groups, an ambassador for the Architect’s Benevolent Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
He is also a former elected Council Member of the RIBA, Visiting Critic and Teaching Assistant of Manchester School of Architecture, and professional mentor for Postgraduate Architecture students at the University of Westminster.
Previously he 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.
In 2014, Stephen left practising Architecture to pursue a career in recruitment where he worked alongside industry-leading Architecture Practices.
In 2021, Stephen joined Ackroyd Lowrie, an ambitious Architecture Practice as their Head of Talent. He was responsible for internal recruitment and retaining existing staff, alongside building up his own business known as the Architecture Social.
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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.
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
Swansea City Council
Head of Architecture at Macdonald & Company
Recruitment Director at Shape Careers
Recruitment Consultant at Bespoke Careers
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)
Allies and Morrison
Arney Fender Katsalidis (AFK) Studios
David Chipperfield Architects
ECE Projekt management Limited
Fairhurst Design Group
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Fletcher Priest Architects
Glenn Howells Architects
Hale Brown Architects
Jefferson Sheard Architects (JSA)
JTP (John Thompson and Partners)
Leonard Design Architects
Levitt Bernstein Architects
Perkins + Will
Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)
The Manser Practice Architects
The Architecture Social is a member of APSCo (The Association of Professional Staffing Companies) which is the only membership body dedicated to representing excellence in the professional recruitment industry.
The APSCo badge is recognised by candidates and employers as the differentiating quality mark in professional talent acquisition.
As an APSCo member, we are also required to complete a regular member compliance assessment which enables us to demonstrate that not only do we understand our legal and regulatory obligations, but also that we are working to best practice recruitment standards.