I am Stefanie and I am the Director of Stead & Co. in Otley, Yorkshire, a chartered architectural practice specialising in interesting projects whether buildings, interiors or interventions.  I am fascinated by what it means to be an architect, exploring what is it to craft a building or a space.  Or anything actually.   I love to search out narratives, whether historical, political, socio-economic or folklore. Indeed, stories – whether personal or created – allow a place or a thing to be reconsidered and interpreted in quite different and enlightening ways.

My passion is making. Whether a building, a quilt or a gin and a tonic, the process of designing, creating and crafting influences every aspect of my life.

Oh and a mess.  I am brilliant at making a mess.