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Stephen Yiavasis

Student

Stephen has a passion for design-led architectural practice, with a background in community engagement and participatory design.

His final-year project, Liquid Futures, proposed an institute for sustainable clothing manufacture. The project created a radically flexible grid system, deploying discrete architectural components to envelope the existing brick vaults of a Victorian reservoir.

As part of his LSA Design Think Tank, Stephen collaborated on speculative field research at Queen’s Market in Newham, developing architectural design guides for improving meaningful connections between people and tackling the hidden epidemic of loneliness.

Stephen completed his LSA practice placement at Citizens Design Bureau under Katy Marks and Cathy Hawley, gaining first-hand professional experience in community engagement, participatory design and architectural research.

He is currently a member of Possibility Space, a research and design collective he co-founded in 2020.

Having studied and practiced architecture in several different contexts, Stephen is most excited when discussing the future of design practice with architects and artists from around the world.