Stephen Taylor Architects are an award winning practice that work both domestically and internationally to produce high quality contemporary buildings and urbanism. Stephen Taylor has led an office in Shoreditch, East London since 1993, as well as a studio in Paris since 2021. The practice was named AYA Architect of the Year in 2009 and again in 2010 for our work in housing and masterplanning. With a continuing commitment to architecture’s social dimension, as well as its capacity for artistic and cultural expression, we recognise the collective process by which buildings and cities are made as part of an ongoing economic, social and cultural continuum. Amongst our interests lie a strong concern for the direct emotional effect that architecture can have through its physical and pictorial presence, material association and constructional directness. An architecture that can be consensual whilst catalytic, mundane yet dramatic. We are committed to the craft of sustainable construction and the research of new technologies in pursuit of making buildings that fulfil not only our clients’ expectations of space, light and air, but also economic and efficient procurement and environmental responsibility. 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.