Joe Carter


Architecture has the power to transform neglected spaces into vibrant communities, making a meaningful impact in addressing the housing crisis.”

As an architect, my journey has been marked by a deep commitment to creating spaces that enrich the lives of communities. My educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Liverpool John Moores University, where I was honoured to be nominated for the RIBA Bronze Medal. Building upon this foundation, I pursued my Master's degree at the Manchester School of Architecture.

What inspires me most as a person is the collaborative spirit that permeates SEW, where I've found a creative home. I thrive on approaching design challenges from multiple scales, zooming in and out to discover optimal solutions that meet the diverse needs of our clients and communities. Prior to joining SEW, I contributed to numerous large-scale residential projects across London, as well as retro-fit and heritage projects. My expertise was particularly valuable in contributing to SEW's Bow Common project, a transformative development set to deliver over 1500 homes in East London.

In terms of architectural interests, I am particularly drawn to residential architecture and the vital role it plays in addressing the housing crisis, with a special interest in off-site construction techniques and prefab housing. Additionally, I am fascinated by the potential of retrofitting existing building stock, particularly in repurposing unused commercial spaces into much-needed residential properties. By leveraging these interests and expertise, I am dedicated to making a meaningful impact in alleviating the housing shortage and creating thriving communities.