Architectus acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and work.

We pay our respects to Elders, past and present and emerging.

Architectus is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.

This website uses cookies to offer you a great experience and to help us understand how our website is being used. By using this website, you consent to our use of cookies. For full details on how we manage data, read our Privacy Policy.


National Sector Leader, Public

Dr Stephen Long


BArch (Hons I), PhD,
University of Queensland


Professional Experience

Dr Stephen Long is an experienced architect and anthropologist who specialises in the design and documentation of major public buildings. As leader of Architectus’ Public sector projects, Stephen’s portfolio encompasses projects across justice, health and culture. He has led design on the $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital and the award-winning Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law. He also steered the refurbishment design and construction of the Ceremonial Court in the Federal Court of Brisbane.

He has enjoyed developing feasibility studies, master plans and designs for new facilities, refurbishments and exhibitions with museum clients, including the Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery, Queensland Museum and the Eromanga Natural History Museum.

Skilled in client and user group communication and collaboration, team leadership, and complex services coordination, Stephen has consistently managed teams to produce high quality work within project timeframes.

Stephen’s PhD and postdoctoral studies explored Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage and relationships to place. He has undertaken extensive fieldwork with remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia. Stephen has also worked alongside anthropological teams to document oral histories and record places.