Research Fellow, Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems
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Steve Maslin is a Research Fellow at the Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems and Director of Building User Design. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the National Register of Access Consultants and the Building Research Establishment’s Standing Panel of Experts. He is currently developing Design for the Mind guidance within the British Standards Institute, where he is a Committee Member for access, symbols, facilities management and sustainability. Steve emphasises the significance of systems thinking whilst developing project briefs and believes that enabling and positive user experiences of built environments, informed by stakeholder engagement, leads to greater wellbeing, organisational effectiveness and therefore increased social, economic and environmental sustainability. Steve has personal experience of dyslexia, while family and work life has given him significant experience of diversity. He has worked within architectural practice, Shelter, housing associations, social services (working with people with learning difficulties) and local authority; and voluntarily within re-entry housing and youth projects.