Stephen graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1985 and worked with the award-winning practice Howlett and Bailey Architects until 1988 when he travelled to London to gain experience abroad.
On returning in 1990 Stephen gained valuable experience working for the large state government department, Westrail, before joining a small boutique property development company City and Suburban Group in Perth in late 1991.
Stephen managed the Architectural division of City and Suburban Group until 2014. During this period Stephen designed, documented and managed the construction of a number of projects including the following:
Triplex and multi-unit developments in metropolitan Perth
Tourism resort developments in Margaret River including Margarets Forest
Multi-storey serviced apartment development in Ascot
Conversion of the heritage-listed Albany Bell Castle into residential apartments
Mixed use canal subdivision in Exmouth
Grouped housing developments in Exmouth Stephen established his private practice in 2014 and has undertaken a range of projects including small scale residential alterations, additions and new dwellings.