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

Meet your 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.

Previously a Visiting Critic and Teaching Assistant of Manchester School of Architecture, professional mentor for postgraduate students of Architecture at the University of Westminster as well as a guest lecturer for students of LMJU.

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

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