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Senior Lecturer

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Stephen McCusker RIBA RIAS has been an Architect-Director at Loop Systems Co-operative since 2006 - a Manchester based practice dedicated delivering projects based on social, economic and environmental sustainability. He has worked and studied in a number of European locations experiencing of a broad range of project types primarily focused on developing responses to existing buildings from houses to museums and has included working with listed buildings or historic contexts. An experienced ARB examiner and teacher of Architecture & Design Thinking he has been appointed part-time as a Senior Lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture where he combines his research interests with his ongoing practice.


A selection of recent research outputs.


Heanley, L., 2017. Stretford Arts Collective Summer Exhibition 2017, Stretford Public Hall, Chester Road, M32 0LG, 30/6/2017.


McCusker, S., 2017. 'Stretford Public Hall Phases 3-5', Stretford Public Hall, Manchester, M32 0LG.

McCusker, S., Allen, NC., 2017. 'Unicorn Grocery Retrofit (Refurbishment & Extension)', Albany Road, Manchester, M21 0BN.

McCusker, S., Allen, N., Walters, A., 2013. 'Rochdale Pioneers Museum', 31 Toad Ln, Rochdale OL12 0NU.


McCusker, S., Aston, H., 2017. 'Participative Design Event at Stretford Public Hall in response to UA92 with 24 students, local residents, key stakeholders from Stretford Public Hall and Year 8 ambassadors from Stretford Grammar School', Stretford Public Hall, Stretford, M32 0LG, 14/10/2017 - 14/10/2017.

Aston, H., McCusker, S., 2017. 'Stretford Streetscapes 2016', Stretford Mall, 10/2016.

Book Chapters

McCusker, S., 2016. '10. Rising numbers of architectural co-operatives in an uncertain construction economy'. In Mainstreaming Co-Operation An Alternative for the Twenty-First Century?, Manchester University Press.