Seth Stein was born in New York City in 1959 and from 1965 was raised in London. Having gained his Degree in Architecture at the University of Manchester and Diploma at the Architectural Association in London he began his working career in the practices of Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. Seth Stein Architects was established in 1990 as a design led practice and has completed a wide range of UK and overseas projects. One-off houses have been completed in coastal locations such as Finland, South Africa, the Turks & Caicos Islands and Cornwall, as well as urban settings including Toronto, Vicenza and throughout central London. The house in Cornwall received an RIBA award in 2009. Non-residential projects have ranged from the Baltic restaurant in Southwark, to the riverside offices of City law firm SJ Berwin.
In 2013 Seth Stein Architects completed a project for the restoration of the Novo Cemetery, including a small public space, on the East London campus of Queen Mary University. Shortlisted for the RIBA 2014 Awards, the scheme was granted a Grade II listing by English Heritage. We have also completed a number of art galleries and public/work spaces including in Geneva and the stables courtyard visitor centre at Harewood House , Yorkshire (Grade l listed and commended by the Georgian Society in 2006). Recently completed projects include an equestrian centre south of Melbourne, Australia, as well as a new build country house in Somerset (also shortlisted in the RIBA 2014 Awards).