Stephen McCusker RIBA RIAS FHEA is currently Head of Professional Studies, leading the MArch/Part 2 PS3 unit having previously worked across all other years within the school.
Appointed part-time as a Senior Lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture he combines his research interests with his ongoing, external practise as an Architect-Director at Loop Systems Co-operative - an award-winning, Manchester-based practice - where he delivers value-led projects. His work and research largely focuses on co-operation, the co-operative movement and the re-appropriation of existing buildings for the social solidarity economy; including many community-led ventures.
He has been a board member of the national regulator for architects, the Architects Registration Board, since 2019 where he also holds the portfolio for governance.
As an experienced ARB prescribed examiner, Part 3 examiner, year leader and teacher of Architecture & Design Thinking, Stephen continues to bringing his professional, academic and leadership expertise to the role; building on his knowledge of a broad range of project types ranging from furniture to museums and responsible material selection.