Steven joined Bryden Wood in 2006, initially working as a project architect to deliver the 1500 person Hertfordshire County Council office refurbishment scheme. He has subsequently been involved in a series of large framework projects across the UK for various clients in sectors including aviation, residential, healthcare and commercial. During the most recent years he is been leading the early design development of a new type of rehabilitative prison for the Ministry of Justice.
Steven also holds a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Multimedia Technology and Virtual Reality and prior to working at Bryden Wood gained five years of experience designing and implementing data-driven web applications. He is using the skills acquired in this field to standardise the approach to the briefing and decision making processes for architectural projects and develop an evidence-based approach to architectural design.
The most advanced implementation of this approach has been for GlaxoSmithKline. Together with Martin Wood, and John Dyson (Vice President Global Capital Projects) Steven has developed an approach, called the ‘Front End Factory’, that has been in use by GSK for about two years now to make high level strategic decisions about all their capital investments worldwide.
Recently, Steven also obtained a Diploma in Advanced Architectural Studies (The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London). This course brings together within a single theoretical and analytical framework, known as Space Syntax, the study of architecture from the scale of buildings to entire cities. The course is closely linked to the Space Syntax Laboratory, one of the world’s leading architecture research groups, which forms part of the Bartlett’s ‘Space’ research group.