Steven Heywood

Steven Heywood

Active Design Manager

Mobile number: 07772 586778


Areas of Work

  • A significant part of Steven’s practice relates to developing healthy communities with spaces to nurture wellbeing, including creation of spaces to improve physical activity through access to the landscape, education and social inclusion.

Previous Experience

Steven’s appointment brings the organisation expertise from over two decades in the landscape architecture industry, covering all aspects of landscape design with specialisms in community, urban, resort and leisure projects. He was worked on projects locally and internationally; from small scale to large scale. These have included a masterplan for Fountain Primary School in Leeds to promote learning, curiosity, and involving children in physical activity for all abilities.

Steven has also worked on a project which regenerated Castleford Flour Mill into a community hub that would include fitness, health and wellbeing initiatives and promote community involvement.

He joins YSF having spent the last 12 years at Leeds Beckett University, most recently as senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Architecture and Landscape. Previous roles have seen Steven design for prestige clients in the tourism and leisure industry such as Disney, Universal and Busch Gardens.