We are very pleased to announce the promotion of a new director of Associated Architects.
Steve Townsend has stepped up to take the role of Director after 11 years at the practice. Steve will work closely with the existing directors Warren Jukes, James Hall and Richard Perry and his work will focus on further developing the practice’s track record in city centre office and residential development, with an emphasis on sustainable design and occupier wellbeing.
Steve joined the company in 2009 and progressed to Associate in 2016 before being promoted to Associate Director in 2017.
During his career at Associated Architects, Steve has worked on a number of high-profile projects, including Birmingham City Council’s headquarter offices at 10 Woodcock Street, which was awarded multiple British Council for Offices awards, and the RIBA Award winning Michael Baker Boathouse.
He is currently delivering Birmingham’s largest office redevelopment project at 10 Brindleyplace, as well as the Platform 21 office redevelopment, which has been fully let to the Government Property Agency. He is also leading on several luxury residential developments in Birmingham city centre, including the conversion and extension of historic buildings.
Outside the practice, Steve has been actively involved with the British Council for Offices’ NextGen Midlands Committee for more than seven years and is a former Chair of BPS Birmingham Future’s Property and Infrastructure Committee.
Steve said: “Taking on my new role as Director at Associated Architects comes as we embark on an exciting new chapter at the practice.
“It will allow me to build on our successes and help shape the future of the company, whist growing and nurturing our team to deliver buildings that are environmentally responsible, and people centred.”
Managing Director Matthew Goer added: “Steve’s promotion is a recognition of his exceptional project work, especially in the workplace sector and support of the practice’s business goals.
“The Directors are looking forward to supporting and working with Steve to achieve his business aims while maintaining the highest quality of service for our clients.”