Stephen Witherford

Stephen Witherford established Witherford Watson Mann Architects in 2001, following 10 years with Eric Parry Architects.

At WWM he has been project director on Amnesty International UK’s headquarters, the Bankside Urban Forest, Arts Council England’s North West offices in Manchester, the Olympic Legacy Masterplan and Astley Castle, for which the practice won the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize.

Stephen is currently working on major projects at Clare College, Cambridge, The Courtauld Institute of Art and a new almshouse for the 21st century.

Stephen studied architecture at Plymouth and the University of Cambridge, completing his diploma in 1991. He is a member of Tate Modern Advisory Council, The Mayor of London’s Design Advisory Group, and has been a Visiting Fellow in Urban Design on the London School of Economics Cities Programme, as well as lecturing and writing.


  • Appointed by: Prime Minister
  • Appointment: 8 June 2015
  • Term expires: 7 June 2019

Stephen’s Declaration of Interests [PDF, 86.84 KB]

Other Membership

  • Tate Modern Advisory Council
  • Finance and Operations Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Tate Members Council