Stephanos Spirakis

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Stephanos Spirakis

BSc BA (Hons) MArch DipArch

Stephanos is an Associate at JTP, having joined in November 2013 upon completion of his MArch at the Manchester School of Architecture, for which he was awarded a distinction. Prior to his architectural training, he studied Structural Engineering in his hometown, Athens. With a keen interest across all scales of the built environment, Stephanos is involved in projects ranging from early stage visioning work and community engagement through to outline planning and design coding, and detailed planning applications.

Through his long-standing involvement in Urban&Civic’s sites at Alconbury Weald and RadioStation Rugby, Stephanos has substantial experience in the delivery of new neighbourhoods by means of the master developer approach. For Alconbury Weald, he has developed design codes for key phases and gone on to apply their principles as project architect for the first detailed planning application at Alconbury Weald – which comprised 101 homes, office buildings, a food store, a nursery and café. This work included the development of the Civic Living housing product.

A recent success includes his involvement in the award-winning entry of HALO into the ‘Ebbsfleet Garden City: Landscape for Healthy Living’ competition where he led the architectural components of the submission as part of a cross-disciplinary design team. The proposal celebrates the distinctive features of a post-industrial site and seeks to reconnect a fragmented landscape through the establishment of healthy infrastructure.

His current work includes the detail planning application for the first 120 homes of an urban extension located to the South of Westgate and Garlinge in Kent. The wider scheme is a landscape-led masterplan proposing 2,000 homes, a care home, educational space and employment uses.

Stephanos is interested in participatory design practices in placemaking, having first explored methodologies in his postgraduate design thesis. In turn, this served as an impetus for him to join JTP. He has been involved in collaborative public art interventions and has undertaken academic research on the topic of Architourism’s regenerative and socioeconomic impact on place. He enjoys traveling, live musical performances and is passionate about the arts.