Stephen oversees all work carried out within the office and is closely involved with each member of his team in the development of projects. Stephen was appointed as a CABE enabler as part of CABE’s Enabling programme and has also previously worked as a consultant to the London Development Agency as a member of their Design Advisors Panel and as a member of the Newham Design Review Panel. He has lectured extensively on architecture and urban design throughout Europe and is currently a postgraduate unit master at the CASS School of Art, Architecture and Design, where he has taught since 2007.
Born in France, Lucie has an MA in Arts management from Lille University. She had her own Press and public relations company in France where she worked for Festivals such as the International Photographic Festival in Arles. She moved to England and joined STA in 2002 and forms an integral part of the team managing the office and its finances.
Sam as Associate Director has strategic oversight for all work in the practice. He joined Stephen Taylor Architects in 2007 and has lead a number of projects of all scales. Sam studied at Manchester University and Kingston University, gaining a distinction when graduating in 2003. He completed his professional qualification in 2005. Between 1999 and 2007 Sam worked for a number of design-led practices including Glenn Howells Architects and Hogarth Architects.
Aaron as Associate Director has an oversight of projects in one of the two office teams. Aaron gained his RIBA Part I at the University of Manchester and his Part II Diploma and Part III professional studies at the CASS School of Art, where he graduated with distinction. Between 2012 and 2016 Aaron worked for a number of design-led practices including Chris Dyson Architects; gaining a broad experience in residential design. Since joining Stephen Taylor Architects in 2016, Aaron has led the Poets’ Corner masterplan for LB Harrow; he has delivered a project for four houses on site in Fulham and is currently leading the project to regeneration the De Beauvoir Estate for the LB Hackney.
Between 2009 and 2015 Giles worked in Amsterdam for Office Winhov, a design-led architectural practice on a wide range of projects in the Netherlands and Switzerland with a particular emphasis on housing and urban redevelopment. Giles joined Stephen Taylor Architects in 2016 and has been working on the design of an apartment building as part of the redevelopment of the Nightingale Estate in Hackney.
Gabriel gained his RIBA Part I at Central Saint Martins and his Part II at the CASS School of Art where he graduated with distinction in 2019. Between 2015 and 2019 Gabriel worked for a number of design-led practices in London, gaining experience in commercial and hospitality design. Since joining the practice he has been involved in a number of projects, and is currently working on the redevelopment of a warehouse in East London and the regeneration of the De Beauvoir Estate for the LB Hackney.
Ben studied architecture at the University of Bath and the CASS School of Art, with a final thesis relating to urban regeneration in Southwark. He subsequently completed his RIBA Part III at Cardiff University, graduating with the Society of Construction Law Prize for his work in building contracts. Since joining the practice in 2009, Ben has been responsible for delivering a number of projects. He is currently leading the design of a new community centre with housing in Newham.
Eleanor joined the practice in 2015 after completing her RIBA Part II studies at the CASS School of Art, where she graduated with a distinction. Her thesis explored the mixed-use regeneration of a post-war estate in East London. She completed her RIBA Part III at the University of Westminster in 2017. Since joining the practice, Eleanor has focussed on housing design and has worked on a number of medium-scale estate regeneration and residential projects. She has also worked on a feasibility study to find a new use for a Grade II* listed building in Walthamstow.
Adam studied at Manchester University and the CASS School of Art, where he graduated in 2016. Between 2012 and 2016 Adam worked for a number of design-led practices in London, gaining experience in housing design. Since joining the practice he has been involved in a number of projects, and is currently helping to lead the redevelopment of a warehouse in East London.
Darius studied in Denmark and Paris where he graduated from the ENSA-VT in 2015. Since 2010 he worked in Europe and South America for some award-winning practice such as Sergison Bates, Bruno Fioretti Marquez or Barrault Pressacco. These experiences fed his interest for the different ways of inhabiting all over the world and gave him a strong knowledge of housing architecture at different scales and in different contexts. Since joining STA in 2017, he has been working on several residential projects in France and England.
Laurens studied civil engineering and architecture at the KU Leuven, Belgium, with a year’s exchange at the EPFL, Switzerland, and graduated with honours in 2014. Between 2014 and 2017 Laurens gained practical experience in Switzerland, where he worked on the detailed design and execution of a primary school in Buchs and a private villa in Vercorin. Since joining Stephen Taylor Architects in 2017, Laurens has worked on several housing projects including the technical design of 7 terraced houses for Hackney Council and a housing-led mixed-use scheme for Newham Council at Plashet Road.
Before joining Stephen Taylor Architects Theo worked for Adam Khan, Barbara Weiss and Manalo & White Architects working on a variety of projects, including master planning, building design restoration and refurbishment work, all based in London. Theo joined Stephen Taylor Architects in 2016 with recent experience as a project architect for a luxury hotel scheme in West London. He is currently involved in the completion of a tender package for a group of family houses in West London.
Elisabetta was born Lucino, Switzerland. She studied architecture at the ETH in Zurich, graduating in July 2014. Before joining Stephen Taylor Architects in 2015 Elisabetta gained experience working for a number of design-led practices on a variety of residential projects. Since Elisabetta has played a key role in leading a number of residential projects in France and Switzerland.
Laura joined Stephen Taylor Architects in 2018 after completing her undergraduate studies at the EPFL in Switzerland; where she studied with professors Jan De Vylder, Jo Tailleu and Dieter Dietz. A year of her undergraduate studies was spent in Munich on an exchange programme, where she studied with Stephen Bates and Bruno Krucker. Since working at Stephen Taylor Architects Laura has assisted with the renovation and extension of a Mews House in Kensington.
Lucia joined the office in 2018, after completing her Part I degree at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. During her studies, she investigated the notions of home and the quotidian, ideas which she continued to explore while working as an inaugural fellow at Scotland’s contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, “The Happenstance”. Since joining Stephen Taylor Architects, Lucia has worked in the development of residential housing in the London Borough of Newham.
Katrin gained her RIBA Part I from Kingston University, before studying for his Part II Diploma at the CASS School of Art, where she graduated in 2017 with distinction. She completed her Part III studies in 2019 at the University of Westminster. Katrin has gained a broad experience in residential design at award-winning practices in London and Zurich; gaining particular experience in detailed design, delivery and more recently in consultation and strategic brief development. Since joining Stephen Taylor Architects, Katrin has helped develop a 185 home housing supply project on the De Beauvoir Estate in Hackney for Hackney Council, a 120 home scheme for Southwark Council and an 8-storey mixed-use industrial building for a private developer by London Fields.
Prior to working in practice, Sam studied Product Design at Central Saint Martins and worked as a freelance designer on a number of restaurants and residential projects. Sam joined STA in 2019 after completing his undergraduate course with first-class honours at the CASS School of Art, where his studies concentrated on context-driven architecture with a focus on the city and the public realm. He explored the contrasting temporalities of cultural buildings in London in his thesis, which was nominated for the RIBA Presidents’ Dissertation Medal Award. Since joining Stephen Taylor Architects, Sam has worked on the development of a large housing scheme for the LB of Hackney.
William joined the office in 2019 after completing his RIBA Part I degree at the CASS school of Art. Alongside his studies he gained experience at David Leech Architects working on competitions for the office. Prior to studying architecture William gained a degree and worked in fashion design, he was also an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins teaching menswear. Since joining the practice he has been working on the development of housing for the London Borough of Lewisham and the renovation of a pair of mansion blocks in West London.
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