Image © Whitstable Biennale, 2016

Stephen Beasley, Manalo & White Architects

Manalo & White have a reputation for working closely with arts organisations and collaborating sensitively with artists. Recent projects include Focal Point Art Gallery in Southend-on-Sea, an exhibition celebrating the Royal Festival Hall Pipe Organ at London’s Southbank Centre, and a Training Centre for business students in Slough.

Whilst studying as an architect Stephen co-founded the multidisciplinary arts practice FlatPack001 with his brother, artist/curator Mark Beasley, in 1999. They collaborated on a series of projects with various artists including a touring performance venue for Grizedale Arts that played host to rural youth bands. Stephen joined Brian Greathead at Manalo & White in 2006, bringing to the practice design and delivery skills and a deep involvement with contemporary art. He has a broad experience of arts-related projects at varying scales working sensitively with contemporary artists such as Elizabeth Price, Tris Vonna-Michell and Mike Nelson. He has recently completed Focal Point Gallery in Southend and is currently collaborating with artist Marc-Camille Chaimowicz on the design of his new apartment in Vauxhall.