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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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