Stephen Joyce

Stephen Joyce

New York, NY, US



I am a licensed Architect in the UK, the EU, Malaysia and Singapore. For the last few years I have worked in senior positions as Design Director and Senior Designer. In these roles I have gained a considerable amount of experience in designing a variety of different project typologies including residential, retail, hospitality, entertainment, arts and culture, transport and master planning. l also have a great deal of experience leading, managing and coordinating small to medium (5-30) groups of creative people and acting as chief liaison with clients. Presenting our proposals as well as maintaining and developing great client relationships. I have helped mentor junior staff and I have also taught at Washington University in St. Louis undergraduate Architecture Degree program. I have also won a number of awards for my illustration and rendering skills and currently teach drawing classes at Gensler.


Gensler, New York, NY, US, Senior Design Leader

Acting as Senior Design Leader, I am utilized as the principal design force in idealizing new ideas and concepts for number of areas: retail, master planning, adaptive reuse of existing building stock, entertainment, education, work-space, high end residential, hospitality and arts and culture. I lead small teams to bring these concepts to fruition as well as acting as principal liaison with the clients with whom I help maintain long-lasting and beneficial business relationships.

Sep 2014 - current

Mott MacDonald, Kuala Lumpur, MY, Design Director

I had the role of Design Director/ Senior Architect on the design development of three stations on the new KL Metro system. Originally, my role was to produce designs for the entrances but this quickly expanded to the refinement of the interiors also. I was in charge of a team of around 20-25 architects, technicians and other consultants in the production of these designs and oversaw production information up to the completion of the DD stage. I was also the principal liaison which gave me the responsibility of presenting proposals publicly to the client and to larger groups on a regular basis.

Jul 2013 - Aug 2014

Graven Images, Glasgow, Scotland, Senior Designer / Project Architect

I was involved in a number of concept designs for hospitality, retail, leisure and bar and
restaurants with the emphasis on Brand Development and Brand Experience, Strategic
Planning and Communications. I acted as principal designer and project Architect on most of these projects. Leading the design team from concept design to project completion.

May 2009 - Apr 2013


University of East London, Plaistow, London, BArch, Architecture

Masters in Architecture (Distinction) Part Time Mode

Sep 1996 - Jun 1998

Glasgow School Of Art, mackintosh School Of Architecture, Glasgow, Scotland, BArch, Architecture

B. Arch (with Honors), Dip. Arch

Oct 1989 - Jun 1994


AIA Platinum Award, 2nd Place

W.J. Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock, AR., USA
Polshek Partnership. (2004)


RIBA Gold Medal Award, 2nd Place

Klein House, Hampstead, London. UK
Rick Mather Architects


Royal Academy Award, 2nd Place

Drawing; Second Place Award.


RIAS Measured Drawing Award, 1st Place

First Place Travel Scholarship


Areas of Specialization