Our Team

Steve Macdonald (Principal and Founder)

Steve Macdonald - Principal of Macdonald Design LtdSteve Macdonald gained valuable experience prior to forming Macdonald Design including working for three leading commercial design practices before being appointed as Design and Development Director for the Sears Retail Group which included Miss Selfridge, Wallis and Selfridges. Having been head hunted by 2 leading London design companies Steve decided he would be better suited to starting his own company and consequently Macdonald Design was founded in 1985 to work in the retail, office and catering sectors. The company has grown in diversity and eventually Steve’s contacts and experience in the Sports and Recreational Field led the company to now be recognised as one of the leading sports and leisure building design companies. Steve heads up the company as lead consultant and designer.

As well as his responsibilities to Macdonald Design, Steve also spends a large amount of time working with Sports Governing Bodies including The ECB and Surrey County Cricket Club. His considerable experience in the design of sports buildings, in particular, has led to his appointment as Chairman of the Facilities Working Group for Surrey County Cricket Club of which he is also a Board Trustee. In this role, Steve provides the County with invaluable advice and guidance on the design and management of sports related projects. His expertise in building connections and partnerships with governing bodies and local authorities has proven to be an important asset to the County.


Andy Macdonald (Project Co-Ordinator and Marketing Director)

Andy joined the company in 2009 in the role of project coordinator and has since broadened his responsibilities by taking over the financial management of all of the company’s projects including liaison with banks and governing bodies for valuation purposes on major projects. Andy is halfway through studying at the London South Bank University to complete his MSc/PGDip in Quantity Surveying. In 2012, he was made a Director of the Residential wing of the company. He is also fully qualified in AutoCAD along with a sound knowledge of our 3D design software, which provides useful backup to our architectural team.

Amongst his other technical duties, Andy runs the administrative side of the company and assists Steve with all business development. Andy manages the marketing, advertising and business development aspects of the company with a specific brief to ensure that Macdonald Design Ltd is at the cutting edge of e-marketing. With this in mind, please contact Andy directly with any media or advertising enquiries.

Away from Macdonald Design, Andy is a keen sportsman and, in the past, has represented the University of Reading and Surrey County Cricket Club at football and cricket respectively. Currently, he is vice-captain of the 1st XI at Purley Cricket Club and player-manager of local amateur football side New Nork Dynamos F.C. who play in the Redhill & District League. He also manages the websites and online marketing for both these sides. He is secretary of the Facilities Working Group for Surrey County Cricket Club where he assists with the delivery of numerous projects for them and manages many elements of the new Cricket Board Website. His volunteering work for Surrey County Cricket Club has resulted in two nominations for their OSCA (Outstanding Service to Cricket Award) ceremony at the Kia Oval in 2011 and 2012.


Carl Pringle (Design Director)

Carl is a graduate in architecture from Plymouth University and joined the company in 2010 to provide much needed drawing support for the architectural team. As well as his extensive architectural skills, Carl is an expert in 3D visualisation and design. His 3D renders have helped many a client over the last few years and have been displayed in  countless presentations across the country. A selective portfolio of these can be found across our website.

These qualities have seen him now advance to the role of Design Director. Carl is responsible for all aspects of the design production working alongside lead consultant Steve Macdonald.



Macdonald Design also work with many other leading consultants and sub-contractors, led by Steve, to develop a team that is perfectly tailored to suit the particular requirements of each project.

These consultants include:

• Planning Consultants
• Building Control Consultants
• Land Surveyors
• Energy Consultants (including Code assessments)
• Drainage Consultants
• Structural Engineers
• Landscaping Consultants
• Arboraculturalists
• Ecologists
• Graphic Designers