Stephen Newsom


Project Manager

CDM Co-ordinator


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Who is Stephen Newsom?


I formed the practice in 1998, after spending more than 20 years as a salaried employee. I am married with three children. I believe my strengths as a sole practitioner are the range and depth of my experience, combined with my understanding of the complex issues affecting design and construction, and my ability to communicate effectively with those involved.


I studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and qualified as an architect in 1981. My professional qualifications include member of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Association for Project Safety. I hold RIAS Conservation Accreditation to the highest level.


From 1980-83 I worked in the office of Dick Peddie & MacKay, Architects, Edinburgh - on a wide range of projects. Between 1983-98 I worked with Simpson & Brown, Architects, Edinburgh - and was involved in many aspects of building conservation.

I developed a particular interest in non-building structures such as masonry bridges, ruin consolidation and co-ordination of archaeological excavations relating to built structures.

Following training in health and safety in construction I qualified as a planning supervisor in 1995.


Now in my twentieth year as a sole practitioner, I combine architectural practice with the provision of Principal Designer services and conservation consultancy, as well as possessing skills in project management. The practice has a diverse portfolio of work.


I aim to ensure that clients will receive continuous personal service at all stages, and can expect the appropriate level of knowledge and experience to be applied to their project. The breadth and depth of my experience and the continuing professional development of other complementary skills, should ensure that projects are carried out to the clients' requirements, including time, cost and quality.


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