Director at Webb Yates
Steve started his career as a site engineer for the Jubilee Line Extension, gaining first-hand experience of site issues and subterranean construction in London. He went on to work at Whitby Bird and Sinclair Knight Merz and Santiago Calatrava, where he worked on prestigious projects including Wembley Arena and the Turning Torso tower in Sweden, a 58 storey residential tower with a dramatic twisting form achieved with a hybrid steel and concrete frame.
Since founding Webb Yates Engineers, Steve has designed a variety of innovative structural solutions which have seen the practice win numerous awards. These include the Fuente del Jarro factory in Spain which incorporates V-shape trusses as part of the steel and concrete composite long span solution. Steve also designed the feature steelwork package for the Unilever Headquarters including an innovative stressed skin profiled metal deck roof.
Steve has a broad knowledge of structural materials and is experienced designing with a range of construction technologies. Steve is interested in combining imagination with technical rigour to create artful and inventive structural designs.
Steve is also a visiting lecturer at Oxford Brookes University School of Architecture and a Structures tutor for Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio.