Steven Ware is an architect and trained biologist. He has dedicated his design work to the application of bio-adaptive principles to buildings and objects, notably the Groupe Chèque Dejeuner headquarters near Paris which won the international MIPIM award for Best Building Centre in 2011. He has designed and managed a series of projects which push the boundaries of environmental practice, winning a recent competition for the tallest residential timber tower in the world in Bordeaux. Other breakthrough timber projects include the headquarters of Paris’ architectural services (DCPA), completed in 2017 - the city’s first, large scale wooden framed office building - with other benchmark timber buildings in progress in Nantes, Paris, Brussels and Luxembourg. Steven heads up Art&Build’s think tank AB_Lab whose teams work with scientists, industrialists and research groups to integrate biomimetic concepts into mainstream construction practices, particularly in the health sector.