George Stowell was born in Cambridge in 1964 and was brought up in the historic market town of Saffron Walden, Essex. Key phases in his education, training and professional career are:
1983 - 1989
Reads Architecture at the University of Sheffield; awarded 1st Class degree, Master of Arts in Town Planning and Architecture with Distinction.
In 1986, awarded Sheffield Society Travel Scholarship for research into urban regeneration models in USA, completing study in New York, Chicago, Baltimore and Boston.
George was awarded the RIBA President’s Medal, Bronze Medal runner up prize in 1986. President's Medals Student Awards are considered the most prestigious and long -lasting awards in architectural education in the world.
1989 - 1999
Began his career at London offices of Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners as core team member on the innovative Waterloo International Terminal.
Developed design and technical skills at Allies and Morrison; led an undergraduate teaching unit at the School of Interior Design, Ravensbourne and completed three private client commissions.
1999 - 2005
Senior Architect at Foster + Partners London studio, undertaking key roles on the design and site stages of The Sage, Gateshead, and HM Treasury GOGGS in Whitehall, London; both innovative and multi-award winning projects.
2005 - Present
Key commissions include being appointed by The Lawn Tennis Association, London, for four projects in support of the organisation’s focus on enhancing tennis opportunities for international and local players in the UK.
In 2013, appointed by Atkins - London, and in 2022 to Crossrail Chief Engineer’s Group on Linewide stations Client Advice and Technical Services programme until construction completion and assurance completion for revenue service on 24th May 2022.
Between 2017 and 2020, George was appointed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland and advised on line wide strategies for Dublin Metrolink.
In 2021, he is appointed to the Design Council’s Expert Panel and previously served as a CABE Enabler. Previously, he was Town Planning Adviser to London Borough of Islington; RIBA committee member for Sustainability, London Region, Practice and Profession; RIBA representative at British Standards Institute for design and development of new construction sector quality standards.
From 2006 to present, George has been instrumental in the development of independent client advice services in the professional services marketplace though involvement with RIBA’s Client Adviser Steering Group.