Are you ready to take your career in Architecture to the next level?

Meet your coach.

Stephen Drew

Founder of the Architecture Social

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 competing for a dream job, 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 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.


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Stephen worked in the Architecture Industry at:

Cullinan Studio

EPR Architects

Swansea City Council

He has worked in the 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

3S Architects

Ackroyd Lowrie

Acme Architects

Adamson Associates


Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)

Allied London

Allies and Morrison

Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A)

Amos and Amos


Arney Fender Katsalidis (AFK) Studios

Arup Associates

Assael Architecture

Aukett Swankee

Autor Architecture

Avanti Architects


BAM Construction

Barking Riverside

Barton Willmore


Berkeley Homes


Bond Bryan

Boundary Space

Brewer Smith Brewer Gulf (BSBG)

Broadway Malyan

Brooker Flynn Architects

Brooks Murray Architects

Buro Happold

Burwell Architects


Capita Architecture

Carless & Adams

Chapman Taylor

Charlton Brown.

Chetwood Architects

Child Graddon Lewis

Chris Bandford Associates

Collado Collins



Cox Architects

Darnton B3

David Chipperfield Architects Ltd

David Collins Studios

Dexter Moren

DGA Architects

DLA Architecture


Dublanc Studio

Duggan Morris Architects

ECE Architecture

ECE Projekt management Limited

EPR Architects

ESA Architecture


Fairhurst Design Group

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Flanagan Lawrence

Fletcher Priest Architects

Foster + Partners

Frame Property

GAA Design



GL Hearn

Glenn Howells Architects



Grimshaw Architects

Hale Brown Architects


Hawkins Brown


Heatherwick Studio

HKS Architects



Holt Architecture

Hopkins Architects Partnership

HTA Design

Hutchinson & Partners

Ideal Modular Homes

Jefferson Sheard Architects (JSA)

John McAslan and Partners

John Simpson & Partners

JTP (John Thompson and Partners)

Karakusevic Carson Architects

KSR Architects

KSS Group


Lawson Robb

LEEP Architects

Leonard Design Architects

Levitt Bernstein Architects

Maccreanor Lavington

Mackay and Partners LLP

Makower Architects

Marchese Partners




Morey Smith



Owen Architects


Pascall & Watson

Patel Taylor


Perkins + Will

Pilbrow & Partners

PM Devereux Architects

Pocket Living

POD Architects


PRP Architects


Reardon Smith

Rodic Davidson Architects

Ryder Architecture

Sheehan Nagle Hartray

Sheppard Robson

Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)

SMC Design




Stanhope Gate Architecture

Stanton Williams


Studio Egret West

Studio Indigo

Studio Partington

Sybarite Architects

Tate Hindle


The Manser Practice Architects


Turkington Martin



Woods Baggot

Zaha Hadid

You are in safe hands. We are a member of the global recruitment trade body, Apsco.

Architecture Recruitment

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.

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