Seth Stein was born in New York but he grew up in London where he received an education in Architecture at the University of Manchester and the Architectural Association, where he attained a degree and diploma respectively. He also gained experience by working under the guidance of Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. Seth Stein Architects was created in 1990 as an architectural practice that has done numerous projects both locally - in the United Kingdom - and internationally. The practice also constructed a handful of one off houses in various locations including Finland, South Africa, Toronto, London and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Seth Stein Architects has also been noted by the public for their high quality work and have received a variety of awards including the RIBA award in 2009.