Director, architecture, head of Shanghai studio
Shanghai and Manchester
Steve is a main board director. Originally based in Manchester, he is now head of BDP’s Shanghai studio where he also leads the architecture profession.
Steve has 20 years` experience in all aspects of retail design, including masterplanning, mixed-use regeneration schemes; department stores; shopping centres and other types of retail outlet. He took a leading role in masterplanning Liverpool ONE, helping regenerate 42 acres of city centre space.
He has recently won the major urban regeneration masterplan of the Sanshui District in heart of the city of Foshan, China and new masterplans, civic, leisure, comercial develpoments throughout China.
How is the architecture profession changing?
“The principles of design excellence do not change, but the tools for exploring design have developed enormously. The 3D capability of computers has been the most exciting development in architectural design in recent years.”