WHO WE ARE

Steve Terry is an award winning RIBA Chartered Architect and Associate Lecturer who combines practice, making, teaching and research. Before setting up his own practice in 2017 Steve worked for Louise Crossman Architects, based in Somerset and Devon, as Architect and Associate Director, and prior to this worked in Bristol at White Design and Stride Treglown. Steve is also a design studio tutor at the University of the West of England in Bristol, working with architecture and planning, architecture and technology, and architecture and interior students.

Steve has experience in a number of sectors including private residential, developer and rural social housing, mixed-use commercial, education and retrofit; with particular skills and knowledge in the creative re-use of existing buildings, low energy and passive sustainable design, and contemporary extensions and new builds.

Prior to entering the construction industry Steve worked as an engineer and product delivery manager in the Avionics and Oil and Gas sectors, where he initially studied as an electrical engineer, worked through production engineering, then overseeing production engineering, planning and the assembly, inspection and testing workshops. During this time he worked with electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and software engineering systems, and gained an MBA Diploma in Business Management. Taking the decision to then re-train and follow his passion for architecture, Steve achieved a first degree as an Architectural Technologist at the University of the West of England, and then continued his full time education whilst working to gain distinctions becoming a fully qualified Architect. He was invited to return to UWE in 2012 as a design studio tutor, which he continues today. Throughout his varied career Steve has a long standing interest for design, detail and construction, and a practical hands-on and enquiring approach; learning from and sharing knowledge with others. 

steve terry · architects has been set up to run as a collaborative design studio and making workshop - working with local consultants, engineers, specialists, contractors, artists and architects. We have no ambition to become a commercially-led practice, instead wishing to focus on and personally attend to delivering a limited number of successful, bespoke, carefully detailed projects each year through collaboration, investigation and research.
 

PREVIOUS PROJECT EXPERIENCE


LOUISE CROSSMAN ARCHITECTS, WEST SOMERSET. 2013 - 2017

Projects (typical): Private Residential Refurbishments, Alterations, Extensions, and Conversions of Outbuildings.
Client: Various. Location: West Somerset, South Somerset, Exmoor National Park, Mid Devon, West Dorset, Exeter. Est Value: £30k to £1m. Contract: Traditional.
Role: Project Architect and Associate Director - Responsible for complete scope of works, providing and overseeing Partial and Full Services (Concept Design, Planning, Building Regulations, Technical and Construction Detailing and Specifications, Tendering, Contract Administration).

Project: Private Residential Refurbishment and Extension.
Client: Confidential. Location: Quantock Hills. Est Value: £350k. Contract: Traditional.
Commenced July 2015. Site Commencement June 2016. Completion January 2017.
Role: Project Mentor (upto site works) / Project Architect (during site works) - Responsible for all aspects of project running and technical design, client and consultant liaisons during site works to completion. 

Project: Grade 2 Listed Cottage Private Residential Refurbishment and Extension, and Conversion of Outbuildings.
Client: Confidential. Location: Exmoor National Park. Est Value: £500k. Contract: Traditional.
Commenced October 2014. . Site Commencement April 2015. Completion January 2016.
Role: Project Architect – Responsible for all aspects of project running and design, client and consultant liaisons (Ecologist, Planning, Conservation Officer, Archaeologist, Structural Engineer, QS) from concept to completion. LABC Regional Award Winner 2017 for Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Home (currently nominated for National Awards).

Project: Private Residential Farmhouse Contemporary New Build.
Client: Confidential. Location: Mid Devon. Est Value: £1M. Contract: Traditional.
Commenced June 2014. Site Commencement July 2015. Completion August 2017.
Role: Project Architect from receipt of Planning Approval. Responsible for all aspects of project running, technical design, client and consultant liaisons (Structural Engineer, Energy Consultant, QS) from building regulations to completion.

Project: Visitor Centre Extension and Refurbishment of Boat Museum in Conservation Area.
Client: Onion Collective. Location: Watchet, West Somserset.
Commenced September 2014. Completed by Invisible Studios as part of East Quay regeneration scheme.
Role: Project Runner – Responsible for all aspects of concept and planning design, client and consultant liaisons (Stakeholders, Public, Planning, Structural Engineer, QS) from concept to receipt of planning approval .


WHITE DESIGN ASSOCIATES, BRISTOL. 2006 - 2007 & 2009- 2013

Project: Minety. 10 Affordable Homes (Code for Sustainable Home level 4, Lifetime Home standards).
Client: Wiltshire Rural Housing Association / White Horse Housing. Location: Minety, Wiltshire. Value: £1.2m. Contract: Design & Build. Commenced July 2012. Completion March 2015 (by White Design).
Role: Project Runner – Responsible for all aspects of feasibility, concept and planning design, client and consultant liaisons (QS, Public, Planning, Secure by Design) from concept to receipt of planning approval. Shortlisted for LABC Regional Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development Award 2016. 

Project: Bathcraft House. 6 Affordable Homes (Code for Sustainable Home level 4)
Client: Wiltshire Rural Housing Association / White Horse Housing. Location: Redlynch, Wiltshire. Value: £900k. Contract: Design & Build. Commenced Jan 2013. Completion March 2015 (by White Design)
Role: Project Runner – Responsible for all aspects of feasibility and concept design including client and consultant liaisons (QS, Public). 

Project: Yanley Lane. Extension to dwelling within conservation area and greenbelt. 
Client: Private. Location: Bristol. Contract: Traditional.
Commenced July 2012. Completion May 2013.
Role: Project Runner – Responsible for all aspects of project running and design, client and consultant liaisons (Planning, Conservation Officer) from pre-planning to completion.

Project: Extension to Grade 1 Listed church and retrofit feasibility studies.
Client: Churches Conservation Trust / Circomedia. Locations: Bristol, Exeter. Contract: Traditional.
Commenced July 2010. Completed June 2102.
Role: Project Runner – Responsible for all aspects of feasibility, design, client and contractor liaison from concept though to completion. Coordination of design team (Structural Engineer and Energy Consultant) in development of retrofit studies.

Project: Fermat Centre. Secondary School Extension (ModeCell Renewable Schools).
Client: Weydon County Secondary School. Location: Surrey. Value: £750k.
Contract: Design and Build. Commenced May 2010. Completed Dec 2010.
Role: Project Runner – Responsible for all aspects of feasibility, design and detailing, client, design team and contractor liaison from concept though to completion.

Project: John Ferneley. New Secondary School (BREEAM Very Good, EPC B)
Client: John Ferneley College. Location: Leicestershire. Value: £14m. Contract: Design and Build.
Commenced 2008. Completed Apr 2010.
Role: Architectural Assistant (supporting architectural team of 3) – Responsible for building control submissions, detailing, on site queries, design of bespoke reception desk.

Projects (typical): Education, Commercial, Community, Retrofit
Client: Various. Location: UK. Est Value: £30k to £15m. Contract: Design and Build.
Role: Architectural Assistant supporting and providing Concept Design, Planning, Building Regulations, Technical and Construction Detailing and Specifications.

MODCELL (WHITE DESIGN), BRISTOL. 2008 - 2009
 

Architectural Assistant providing Product R&D (part funded by DTI and TSB) and project support (Concept Design, Technical and Construction Detailing). On site support at CH4 Grand Designs Live.

STRIDE TREGLOWN, BRISTOL. 2007 - 2008
 

Projects (typical): Mixed Use Residential, Apartment Hotels, Masterplanning.
Role: Year out Placement Architectural Technologist providing project support (Masterplanning, Concept Design, Planning, Building Regulations, Technical and Construction Detailing). Shortlisted for Mail on Sunday British Homes Awards.
 

QUALIFICATIONS


Steve Terry BSc(Hons) BArch
RIBA Chartered Architect, ARB Registered.

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL. 

Professional Practice and Management in Architecture (Distinction).

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL.

BArch Diploma Architecture (Distinction).

ARB Part 1 Criteria Examination Exemption.

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL. 

BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and Design (First).
UWE Top of Class Award.
CIAT Outstanding Achievement Award.

OPEN UNIVERSITY.

MBA Professional Diploma in Business Management.

BRUNEL COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, BRISTOL.

HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

   

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