Stephen Pimbley is a Founding Director of SPARK; he graduated from the Royal College of Art London in 1984 where he was a Gulbenkian scholar. Stephen started his professional career at the London offices of Richard Rogers and Partners subsequently joining Troughton McAslan before he became project Director of Alsop’s award-winning Hôtel du Département des Bouches du Rhône in Marseille. In 2000 Stephen led the rejuvenation of Clarke Quay in Singapore for CapitaLand, a project that has won many awards and achieved much public acclaim; it was also the springboard for his move from Europe to Asia and the eventual Founding of SPARK.
Stephen’s notable projects in addition to Clarke Quay include Raffles City Beijing, Rihan Heights in Abu Dhabi, Raffles City in Ningbo, Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Paragon City in Central Java, Fai-Fah in Bangkok, Bukit Gambir in Penang and the Shekou Financial Centre Shenzhen.
Stephen has lectured extensively in Asia has been an invited speaker at many events including Datum 2009 in KL and the Holcim Foundation’s prestigious sustainability conference in Jakarta. Stephen has also taught at universities in the UK, Germany, France, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Stephen is a chartered architect in the UK and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.