Steven Kearney


Steven Kearney

Principal Steven Kearney is an architect with a wide range of experiences in both the public and private sectors. He has been fortunate enough to have received several awards from the RIBA, Civic Trust and The Arts Councils. Steven, has been a representative on the RIBA Regional Council and is a past Chair of the RIBA Eastern Region. He has also been a member of the regional’s Inspire East Design Review Panel, Peterborough Design Panel and has written papers for CABE on the value of good design in particular within the planning process. This was based upon Steven’s experience at Southend on Sea Borough Council as the Head of Design and latterly as the Head of Planning & Transport where he was responsible for large service areas covering strategic planning, development control, building control, traffic & highways, transportation and parking.


  • Short Listed for RIBA Small Projects Award 1998 – Agon Shu Buddhist Centre, Queens Square, London
  • Design Award Friar Infants School
  • Design Award Porters Grange Infant School
  • RIBA Award 2002 – Porters Grange Infant School
  • Civic Trust Award 2002– Porters Grange Infant School
  • Runner-up East of England Arts
  • Six of the Best New Talent (Televised on Anglia TV)
  • RIBA Award 2003
  • RIBA East Commendation 2005 (responsible for conceptual design only)
  • RIBA Award 2006 Shortlisted

Education and Qualifications

  • RIBA East Chair 2007-2009
  • Chartered Architect
  • RIBA Corporate Member No: 10379485
  • ARB Registration No: 065047A
  • MBA - Management and Leadership – 30% completed
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Architectural Studies
  • RIBA Part3/ARB
  • Post Graduate Diploma DipArch in Architecture specialising in Urban Design: RIBA Part 2
  • Sheppard Robson Award – Best Overall Performance in Diploma
  • BA (Hons) Degree in Architecture RIBA Part 1
  • Sheppard Robson Award – Best Overall Performance in Degree
  • BSc Building Surveying (First Class)
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma – Building Studies – (9 Distinctions, 2 Merits)
  • C W Pavey Award Best Overall Student
  • CIOB Runner-up National Student Prize
  • County and Regional Winner
  • City and Guilds – Supplementary Studies – Silver Medal Award – Highest Examination Mark in UK
  • City Guilds – Carpentry and Joinery – Advanced Level
  • City Guilds – Carpentry and Joinery – Craft Level

General Interest

  • Reading
  • Travel
  • Art & Furniture Design
  • Cycling
  • Running and Tennis