Stephen Witherford – 'London Edges - The Adaptive City'
Mackintosh School of Architecture

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Architecture Friday Lecture


Mackintosh Lecture Theatre


22 Oct 2010
14:30 - 15:30



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Stephen Witherford – 'London Edges - The Adaptive City'

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Stephen Witherford, Witherford Watson Mann Architects
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Stephen Witherford was born in 1967 and studied architecture at Plymouth and the University of Cambridge, completing his diploma in 1991. He worked at Eric Parry Architects for 10 years, where he was job, project and/or senior architect on a range of award winning projects including; the new student accommodation building and master's lodge at Pembroke College, Cambridge, the public space and information centre at Southwark Gateway, Bedford School Library, and a series of public space designs, private houses and offices.

Stephen Witherford, Christopher Watson and William Mann began collaborating in 1997, following weekly walks through London's former and current periphery. They established Witherford Watson Mann Architects Ltd in 2001 after winning Europan 6 with a commitment to explore how architecture can support social engagement. Since then, Stephen has worked as project director on Amnesty International UK's headquarters, the Bankside Urban Forest, Woolwich Town Centre and currently the new Arts Council England's North West offices in Manchester. Stephen is a member of Tate Modern Council, the CABE/DfL Olympics Design Review Panel, CABE Olympic Legacy Masterplan Framework Review Panel, a London Development Agency Design Advisor and RIBA Competitions Architectural Advisor.

Hosted by The Mackintosh School of Architecture, the Architecture Friday Lecture Series looks beyond buildings and makes connections between architecture and wider issues like culture and the urban environment.