Steven Charlton

BA (Hons)
Principal, Managing Director, London

Steven’s natural flair for business was apparent early on in his career. While studying interior design in Edinburgh, he was chosen by the Department of Trade and Industry to enrol on a course for future business leaders. This unique experience put Steven on a path to leadership, and within a few years of graduating, he was at the helm of a Dubai-based design firm, which later became part of Perkins and Will. Making a place for himself in an emerging market, set him up with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a determination to succeed.

Upon returning to the UK to lead our London studio, Steven has steadily transformed the team, and outlook, to that of a globally-minded business, with a passion for establishing deep and meaningful roots in the UK. With London being a global powerhouse for architecture and design, Steven intends, through design innovation, diversity, and thought leadership to make our London studio a leading voice in the UK built environment industry.

Steven is passionate about the future of our towns and cities and those who will inhabit them. He is keenly involved in our London studio's research programs that aim to better fulfil our ethos of making the world a better place through design.