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Prof. Stephen Bates


Urbanism and housing



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Academic Career and Research Areas

The new studio, developed in a close collaboration with Bruno Krucker, explores themes of urbanism and housing in the European city and beyond. Studio Krucker Bates is a place of experimentation where convention and preconceived methodologies are challenged, historical and everyday reference are widely used and encouragement is given to a way of designing spatially and without linearity. Through co-ordinated design projects Studio Krucker Bates seeks to provoke a questioning and enquiry into the ‘art of inhabitation’.

Stephen Bates graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1989 and gained professional experience in London and Barcelona prior to establishing Sergison Bates architects in 1996 with Jonathan Sergison. Their work has been extensively published and exhibited and has won international recognition with the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal for Architecture 2006 and the Erich Schelling Medal for Architecture 2006. Stephen Bates has taught at a number of schools of architecture, including the Architectural Association in London, was Visiting Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and at the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne (EPFL) and has served on many international architectural competition juries, including the Premis FAD and the Stirling Prize.


  • Dewi-Prys Thomas Preis für das Kunsthandwerkszentrum in Ruthin, 2009
  • RIBA Auszeichnung 2009 für das Kunsthandwerkszentrum in Ruthin und den urbanen Wohnungsbau, Finsbury Park
  • Wohnungsbauauszeichnung für das Doppelhaus in Stevenage (2000), die hybride Wohnüberbauung in Wandsworth (2004), das im Eigenbau erstellte Wohnprojekt, Tilbury (2003), und den urbanen Wohnungsbau, Finsbury Park (2009)
  • Preis der Europäische Union für zeitgenössische Architektur, Mies van der Rohe Auszeichnung 2009, Nominierung

Key Publications

Sergison J, Bates S: Papers 2: Sergison Bates architects. London: Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2007.

Chipperfield D, Ursprung P, Forty A, Allsison P: „Sergison Bates“, 2G n.34. Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2005.

Salter P; Sergison J, Bates S: „Brick-work: thinking and making“. Zurich: gta publications 2005.

Krucker B, Davidovici I, Sergison J, Bates S: „Sergison Bates“. Zurich: Werk, Bauen + Wohnen,  May 2005

Sergison J, Bates S: Papers. London: Sergison Bates Architects, 2001.