Sparkhouse Studios

University of Lincoln Masterplan

University of Lincoln Masterplan

Stem Architects is a dynamic award winning architectural practice established in 2008, with a reputation for distinctive, high impact and usable architecture. With offices in both Lincoln and Hull, we are specialists in the design and construction of major capital works in the education and commercial sectors. 

We focus on delivering high quality, architecturally strong projects that meet and often exceed your expectations as a client. Stem have a proven track record of delivering projects on time and on budget.  

Our commitment to developing long term relationships with clients and contractors has led to a significant amount of repeat business.  

Significant award winning projects include the iconic Great Central Warehouse Library (winner - RIBA East Midlands Awards) and the AAD school of Art, Architecture & Design (winner - Brick Awards). Stem led the design and project management of the Brayford Pool campus for the University of Lincoln, creating the first new university in England for over 25 years and transforming the city of Lincoln’s urban core.

The architectural team have 21 years post- RIBA Part III experience across the following sectors:

  • Higher Education
  • Further Education
  • Commercial 
  • Residential
  • Conservation 
  • Sustainable design
  • Urban master planning
  • Project management

In addition to architectural design services Stem offer a full range of support services including:  CDM 2015 Principle Designer, Client Design Advisers, Technical Advisers, and Compliance Management.


The practice is ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301 registered, and has CHAS and Construction Line accreditation.