Steven Drake

Steven Drake

RIBA Part 1 Certificate

Senior Associate

Overall Experience

Steven began his career at SMG Architects back in 2008, and since then has developed extensive skills in all areas of Architecture design, planning, construction detailing and project management.

Steven’s focus has always been on hand drawing and design. Something which he has invested a lot of time developing, continually reviewing innovative and contemporary architectural designs, and methods of representation. His abilities now include a developed traditional perspective drawing ability, along with modern 3D Drawing production and photorealist rendering.

Steven has worked on many projects of various scales, and is currently working on projects in London and Essex. He particularly enjoyed designing and project managing three projects at Paston Sixth Form College. One of which went on to win a Craftsmanship award. 

Alongside architectural design, Steven also manages and designs the marketing for the practice, having recently completed the design for this current website and the practice profile.

Whilst working at SMG Architects, Steven has also completed his National Certificate in Construction at Norwich City College and recently obtained a Part 1 RIBA OBE in architecture from Oxford Brookes University. He is now looking to embark on his Part 2 architectural studies.

Employment History

2008 to date SMG Architects Limited Associate

Detailed Experience

  • Gresham's School designs for the new Sports Pavilion and replacement Cricket Pavilion
  • New dwellings and alterations to existing throughout Norfolk, also with projects in London and Essex. 
  • Paston Sixth Form College Student Social Space
  • Paston Sixth Form College new atrium and refurbishment of existing Science building
  • Paston Sixth Form College Refurbishment of existing Theatre and Arts Building
  • Bespoke office building design in North Walsham
  • Master planning and designs for sites of up to 10 dwellings in various locations across Norfolk.