Steve Townsend

Position: Director

Management Team

Steve joined Associated Architects in 2009, after graduating from the University of Nottingham (MArch) with distinction. He was made a Director of the Practice in 2020.

Since joining the practice Steve has worked on schemes such as the RIBA Award winning Michael Baker Boathouse and the Keyes Building at the King’s School Worcester. More recently Steve has been leading on a number of commercial and residential projects and is currently seeing through the delivery of Platform 21, a comprehensive refurbishment of a city centre office development.

Steve is an active contributor to the practice’s marketing activities and was responsible for founding the popular Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces initiative, in association with RIBA and the Birmingham Post.

Outside the practice Steve chairs the Birmingham Future Infrastructure committee and also sits on the British Council for Offices NexGen Midlands committee, from which he is a previous recipient of the Rising Star Award.


Platform 21, Birmingham 112,000 sq.ft, 10 storey city centre office redevelopment. £12.7m

The King’s School Chester Masterplan & Sports Hall
Update of an outdated masterplan and design and delivery of new sports facilities.

1 Swallow Street, Birmingham Conversion of an 11 storey office building into 55 residential apartments in Birmingham City Centre.

6 East Parade, Leeds Facade replacement and full internal refurbishment of a 1980s office building in Leeds city centre.