Steve graduated from Bournemouth University and holds an ONC and HNC in Building
Studies (architectural). He started his career in the architectural department of a national
house builder where he learnt the importance of comprehensive working drawings.
He then progressed to employment within one of Bournemouth's principal architectural practices.
Having set up Stephen J Whitham associates in 1992, he has designed many exceptional
housing developments and 'one off' designs for developers and private clients, gaining
recognition from Local Authorities for his work. Projects have also included barn conversions,
extensions to Listed Buildings and to properties within Conservation Areas, works to commercial
premises and general Householder applications.
'Apart from creativity and presentation skills to deliver the best design solution for a project,
good communication is key. I believe my relaxed and down-to-earth manner allows me to
develop projects with both client and planning officers in a very positive way.
Virtually all work comes via personal recommendation, which is very satisfying and something
I don't take for granted.
Operating a small practice allows clients the assurance that their project will receive
the individual, personal attention to detail that they deserve.'
In January 2009, Steve attended the 3 day BRE Global Assessor Training Course on the
Code for Sustainable Homes.
In February 2013, Stephen J Whitham associates Ltd. received a Design Award from North
Dorset District Council for a housing development within the Conservation Area of Iwerne Minster.