Steve is a Chartered Structural Engineer, Conservation Accredited Engineer and our Technical Director of Conservation based in Edinburgh. He joined David Narro Associates in 2007. In 2005, Steve was a Lethaby Scholar, a nine-month period of on-the-road study arranged and overseen by The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).
Steve has a special interest in the existing built environment, from the careful conservation of ancient monuments and structures to the adaptation and re-use of buildings. His experience and wider interests have given him a thorough knowledge of historic and modern building forms and techniques. His work on the care of existing buildings ranges from complex structural appraisals of internationally-recognised buildings such as St. Paul's Cathedral, through the sensitive repair of traditional clay-mortared farmsteads on Orkney to the careful conservative repair of modern brutalist classics like the Netherdale Stand at Gala Fairydean Rovers, Galashiels. Steve has also worked on full refurbishments of buildings that have required significant intervention, for example The Great Eastern Hotel, London and St. Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh.
Steve is currently a Trustee of The Unicorn Preservation Society. Launched in 1824, the frigate HMS Unicorn is Scotland's only preserved warship and is the most original old ship in the world. Steve is also a Trustee of the Panopticon Trust, whose purpose is to secure the future of the Category A-listed Britannia Panopticon Music Hall in Glasgow, one of the oldest Music Halls in the UK and the only extant in Scotland.