Established in 1979 by Roger Stephenson OBE, Stephenson Studio is an architectural and urban design practice born in Manchester.
They have a long track record of creating inspiring buildings and spaces, and have spent the last 38 years designing the urban renaissance of the North West.
Urban Splash first collaborated with Stephenson Studio (then Stephenson Bell) 25 years ago, with Smithfield Building, just around the corner in Manchester's hip Northern Quarter.
Their philosophy and architectural ethos has resulted in the practice winning more than 150 national awards for architecture, and they have extensive experience of working with buildings of historical significance, like Avro.
Smithfield Building served as the catalyst for the regeneration of this area, and helped to inspire a loft living revolution across the North West of England. Since that time, Stephenson Studio have completed many of Manchester's most significant buildings, including Hallé, St. Peters in Ancoats, the Free Trade Hall Hotel and Chetham's School of Music, which was short-listed for the Stirling Prize.