Steve Wildman

Senior Architect

Steve enjoys the challenge of piecing a building together and finding solutions to problems through discussion and lateral thinking.

Often on the delivery side of a project, Steve works with other disciplinary members of the design team to develop concept designs into robust tender packages and then supports the construction team throughout the project up to successful completion. He works across multiple sectors including Commercial, Education, Healthcare, Leisure, and Infrastructure.

Steve is also a member of our Employee Forum representing our Winchester studio.

If you weren’t in this career, what would you be?

A Set Designer. I’ve always had a passion for cinema and even wrote my dissertation on architecture in film. This allowed me to watch a lot of films and put it down to research, much to the annoyance of my peers! I have recently been working on Fareham Arts Venue which is a refurbishment of the local theatre and enjoy telling my children about the construction as we drive past each day.

What’s your favourite project you’ve worked on to date?

I worked on an extension and refurbishment to an existing sports pavilion within a disadvantaged community. It is now being used by Hampshire Football Association. They teach children who have dropped out of school how to be football referees and host local football tournaments at the weekends to bring the community together. Stride Treglown’s reputation for community projects was a strong drive for joining the company and I hope to get involved in more of these projects in the future.

Best networking event you’ve been to?

A while ago, I was invited to go sailing off the south coast. I was the only guest who had sailing experience and was roped in to be part of the crew. It was hard work, but I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I look forward to doing something similar in future…all invites are welcome!

Best building in your city?

Not technically in my city or my favourite building architecturally, but I love the views from the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. I once overheard an American visitor explaining how you could see France from the top – I didn’t have the heart to tell them it was the Isle of Wight.

Biggest career influence?

My Grandfather was an architect and is the reason I pursued this profession. When I was 10, I wanted to have a home office like his; full of pens, drawing pencils, and giant sheets of paper.

He was around when I graduated and, although he wasn’t a fan of CAD, said it would make the world faster. Who knew…

Industry bodies

Member of ARB