Stephen has been CEO of BE-ST (Built Environment – Smarter Transformation) since its launch in 2014, growing the organisation from a business plan idea to Scotland’s national innovation centre for construction and the built environment, with a mission to accelerate the built environment’s transition to net zero.
A chartered architect to training, Stephen has 25 years’ experience working across the built environment, initially designing and delivering award winning community regeneration, affordable housing, education and healthcare projects with Anderson, Bell and Christie Architects, before joining construction firm CCG in 2007 to lead the technical delivery of what is now one of the UK’s most advanced offsite manufacturing facilities.
In 2010, Stephen added responsibility for sustainability, research and development and innovation activities across the CCG group by establishing the Building Futures Lab. Stephen is a board member of the Construction Leadership Forum, a strategic partnership between Scottish Government and the Scottish Construction industry. He is an advisor on Scottish Water’s Net Zero Expert Panel, a board member of our Building Standards Futures Board, a member of the UK Construction Leadership Council’s Construct Zero Steering Group, and he recently chaired the panel overseeing the Section 6 Energy Standards review of the 2022 Scottish Building Regulations for Scottish Government