As Design Director Steve, a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, believes that enabling and positive inclusive user experiences of built environments, informed by stakeholder engagement, leads to greater wellbeing and therefore increased social, economic and environmental sustainability. A member of the National Register of Access Consultants Steve specialises in accessibility for all, with a particular interest in accessibility for the mind.
Steve, a family man, has worked within architectural practice, Shelter, housing associations, social services and a local authority. He has also worked on a voluntarily basis within re-entry housing and youth projects; all of which has given considerable experience of the diverse issues associated with inclusive design. As such he takes particular interest in social sustainability, user/customer experiences, design for the mind and design for operability; whilst emphasising the significance of engaging with professional and community stakeholders to achieve the most suitable design solution.
Steve has well as being a Senior Research Fellow at the Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems is also director of Building User Design (Solutions Ltd), a Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert and a member of the Building Research Establishment Global Standing Panel of Experts and several British Standards Institute committees.