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.
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 recently works In-House in an Architecture Practice in charge of recruitment as Head of Talent, he has worked also 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. This means that Stephen knows what it takes to be noticed above others, make a positive impression, and accelerate your career.
In tailored coaching sessions based on your career, we can focus on how to find the right job, refine your cv, portfolio, interview preparations, salary negotiations, handling offers and rejection, resigning on good terms, and much more.
After our coaching sessions, you will be sent a video recording and audio transcription for you to review afterward as well as access to the private coach’s cohort group on the Architecture Social.
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
Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A)
Amos and Amos
Arney Fender Katsalidis (AFK) Studios
Brewer Smith Brewer Gulf (BSBG)
Brooker Flynn Architects
Brooks Murray Architects
Carless & Adams
Child Graddon Lewis
Chris Bandford Associates
David Chipperfield Architects Ltd
David Collins Studios
Duggan Morris Architects
ECE Projekt management Limited
Fairhurst Design Group
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Fletcher Priest Architects
Foster + Partners
Glenn Howells Architects
Hale Brown Architects
Hopkins Architects Partnership
Hutchinson & Partners
Ideal Modular Homes
Jefferson Sheard Architects (JSA)
John McAslan and Partners
John Simpson & Partners
JTP (John Thompson and Partners)
Karakusevic Carson Architects
Leonard Design Architects
Levitt Bernstein Architects
Mackay and Partners LLP
Pascall & Watson
Perkins + Will
Pilbrow & Partners
PM Devereux Architects
Rodic Davidson Architects
Sheehan Nagle Hartray
Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Stanhope Gate Architecture
Studio Egret West
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.