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Stephen Pimbley

Stephen Pimbley

Spark Architects


Stephen graduated from the Royal College of Art London in 1984 where he was a Gulbenkian scholar. He started his professional career at the London office of Richard Rogers and Partners. In 1990, he joined William Alsop’s studio as project architect for the award-winning Hôtel du Département des Bouches du Rhône in Marseille. Stephen was promoted to director of Alsop in 1994 and partner in 2000. Responsible for Alsop’s overseas projects, Stephen established Alsop’s Rotterdam studio to undertake a 1.6 million square meter redevelopment of the city centre. In 2002, he started the rejuvenation of CapitaLand’s Clarke Quay, Singapore – a project that won multiple awards and achieved much public acclaim. In 2008 – along with former Alsop colleagues – Stephen established Spark. Currently, he focuses on design leadership and the creation of an open, and engaged working environment for staff and clients. Stephen is head of the 5 Spark studios with a total of 80 employees. He has lectured extensively throughout Asia, speaking most recently at the Datum conference, Kuala Lumpur and the Holcim Foundation’s sustainability conference in Jakarta. Stephen has taught at universities in the UK, Germany, France, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.


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