Leaders in Residence

Professor Roger Stephenson OBE

Professor Roger Stephenson OBE

In 1969 Professor Stephenson received a 1st class honours degree in architecture and in 1971 passed Part Three RIBA exams, joined RIBA and registered with ARCUK as Architect.  Between 1969-1972, he worked as Architectural Assistant and then Architect at Building Design Partnership, Manchester.  Between 1972-1979, he became Architect and then Partner at Michael Hyde & Partners, Barton Arcade, Manchester.  In 1979, he founded his own practice, which has received more than 150 awards including final short listing for the Stirling Prize in 1998 for The Quay Bar, Castlefield and again for Chetham’s School of Music in 2013. Professor Stephenson speaks French and basic Italian and his hobbies include architecture, jewellery, drawing, music, travel and skiing. 

His many other activities include:
Chairman of Conservation Areas and Historic buildings panel for Central Manchester for 6 years (1993-1999).
Regularly deliver lectures at Universities around the UK.
Visiting professor/external examiner at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2002-2008).
External examiner at Newcastle University (2002-2004).
External examiner at Nottingham University (2006-2010).
External examiner at Northumbria University (2010-2013).
Occasionally write for the architectural press.
Organiser of Manchester Master series lectures featuring internationally famous architects.
Civic Trust Assessor.
Participant in 1998 World Architecture Triennale Nara, Japan 1998.
Jury Chairman RIBA Awards.
Elected RIBA National Councillor (1999-2005).
Awarded the OBE July 2001 at Queen’s Birthday Honours.
November 2004 - Member of CABE National Design Review Panel (2005-2010).
November 2006 - Chairman of RIBA North West Region (2007-2009).
January 2010 - Member of A+DS Design Review Panel (2010-2013)
2015 - Awarded a fellowship by Manchester Society of Architects
2016 onwards - Visiting professor at Liverpool University School of Architecture
2017 onwards - External examiner at UCLan Hong Kong