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steve atkinson BEngCEngMIStructE

Steve is a graduate of Warwick University, he has led the practice since 1999, and he continues to oversee the full range of the practice portfolio.

His expertise draws on the experience gained from over 20 years of delivering one-off construction projects, and he enjoys adapting structural systems to complement Architectural schemes.

In his early career Steve worked in conservation structural engineering gaining a wide experience of building typologies and fostering a keen interest in timber framing traditions.

Aside from his structural design input to early project conversations, he is able to contribute early advice to suitable procurement and programme choices.

He is a keen woodworker and his workshop experience brings these skills to the technical aspects of Architectural detailing.

Out of work he is keen on outdoor life with interests in mountain biking, fell running, triathlon, and nature watching.

richard watkinson MEngCEngMIStructE

Richard is a graduate of Warwick University, he joined the practice in 2012 and has been a shareholding director since 2016; he previously worked for a Structural Engineering Consultancy in Brighton working on projects across Sussex and the south of England.

He has wide expertise in developing designs for a wide range of education, public space and residential projects, amongst which he was project engineer to the £17.5m Highgate Junior School, Camden Centre for Learning, and numerous challenging structural alterations for extensive residential projects up to £3m in value.

He has wide ranging interests in contemporary design and Architecture and is a keen participant in the field of emerging digital fabrication technologies and their application to building and making.

He is a prolific traveller and can often be found exploring obscure corners of Europe, or more regularly South London. Hiking, running and sometimes the occasional overnight bike ride keep him busy, as well as seeking to convert others to the world of craft beer.

lizzie cattle MEng

Lizzie is a graduate of The University of Bath and has been with Built since 2016, playing a pivotal Project Engineer role in numerous challenging projects since then.

She enjoys close collaboration with Architects to find the most appropriate scheme for a project and has experience in the residential, commercial and educational sectors.

She has previously travelled extensively around New Zealand where she also spent a year working as a structural engineer, developing an understanding of building components in a seismic environment.

Lizzie is a rigorous structural designer with a parallel interest in the practicalities of design and hand crafting, recently exploring the use of concrete away from construction.

She is a keen sportswoman having played at her local hockey club since 2003, latterly taking up road cycling and triathlon.


We collaborate with Architect led design teams to devise beautifully crafted structures.

We view structural engineering as a field of creative design where aesthetics, engineering physics, and material working practicalities combine.

We take care to understand the project brief, and we always aim to explore wider project possibilities during our early involvement.

We provide practical, cost effective structural designs that enhance Architectural schemes.