Studio

Our studio is the heart of our creative process, and has been designed to encourage a culture of collaboration and innovation.

We have created spaces to experiment, explore and exhibit; it is the ideal place to create architecture that inspires.
    Studio
    01
    About Us
    Founded in 2009, we have a wealth of experience designing and delivering innovative buildings across multiple sectors including workplace, housing and placemaking.

    We became an Employee Ownership Trust in 2018 reinforcing our identity as a design focused collective, diverse in skill and backgrounds who share a passion for progressive architecture and innovative solutions.

    We take pride in creating well considered places to be used and enjoyed.

    01
    About Us
    Founded in 2009, we have a wealth of experience designing and delivering innovative buildings across multiple sectors including workplace, housing and placemaking.

    We became an Employee Ownership Trust in 2018 reinforcing our identity as a design focused collective, diverse in skill and backgrounds who share a passion for progressive architecture and innovative solutions.

    We take pride in creating well considered places to be used and enjoyed.

      02
      Our Approach
        We work as a collective in a transparent and logical way. We do not have a house style and believe that every project should be looked at afresh.

        We create desirable places to live and work that are richly detailed and diverse in character, celebrating the culture, customs and heritage of their setting, reinforcing a sense of identity and place.
        Through our engaging design process of sketching, model making, drawing and discussion, we deliver great buildings that people talk about and enjoy.
        03
        Our Team
        Our strength is the energy and creativity of the people we work with.

        As an Employee Ownership Trust, our structure allows us to nurture individual talent and reward collective success, providing incentive and opportunity for people to flourish. Our people are our business; it is personal.
        03
        Our Team
        Our strength is the energy and creativity of the people we work with.

        As an Employee Ownership Trust, our structure allows us to nurture individual talent and reward collective success, providing incentive and opportunity for people to flourish. Our people are our business; it is personal.
          13 nationalities
          10 years
          1 studio
          13 nationalities
          10 years
          1 studio
          04
          Our Clients

            ABP (London) Investment Limited

            Apt Works Ltd

            Dean Street Soho Limited

            East End Community Foundation

            Elysian Residencies

            Erec Estates

            European Land & Property Limited

            Godwin Group

            HB Reavis UK Ltd

            Helen Hamlyn Trust

            Hortensia Property Development LLP

            idé Real Estate

            Landsec

            LifeCare Residencies

            LinkCity

            Londonewcastle

            Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd

            Marcol Group

            Markab Capital

            MHA Associates Ltd

            Muse Developments Ltd

            National Grid Property

            Nuhu Developments Ltd

            Opai Investments Ltd

            Orion Land and Leisure Limited

            Private Client

            Pushkin House

            Quadrant Estates

            Royal London Asset Management

            Royal London UK Real Estate Fund

            St William Homes LLP

            Tate & Lyle Plc

            Tenhurst

            Tishman Speyer

            Transport for London

            UNINN Parkside Development Ltd

            Urbanest UK Ltd

            Westbourne Capital Partners

            05
            Careers at Apt
            We are always looking to nurture and grow talented and creative people.

            We pride ourselves on our diverse, challenging and exciting studio atmosphere which offers opportunities for individual growth and career progression.

            We are currently recruiting for a number of positions within the practice, details of which can be found below.

            Please note that due to the high volume of applicants only successful candidates will be contacted.
              Current opportunities

              • 19.01.21
                Part II Architectural Assistant

                Part II Architectural Assistants at Apt 

                Apt is currently looking to hire Part II Architectural Assistants to join its growing team in Clerkenwell, London. 

                As a practice we are committed to helping our staff gain valuable experience in a friendly and creative environment. We will help with the development of your career with mentoring, any necessary training, and the opportunity to learn from other professionals in the studio. 

                Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate the following: 

                • passion for design excellence
                • creativity and design flair
                • fluent in Adobe Creative Suite
                • experience of REVIT preferred
                • exceptional sketching skills
                • an ability to produce high quality physical models
                • good organisation skills and an enthusiastic attitude
                • strong communication skills, both verbal and written
                • suitable professional experience

                Please submit your cover letter, CV and work examples using the ‘apply’ link below with ‘Part II Architectural Assistant' in the subject heading. 

                Remuneration is dependent upon experience.

                Apt is an equal opportunities employer.

                Due to the high volume of applicants, please note we will only be in contact should you be invited to interview.

                No Agencies Please

              • 19.01.21
                Part I Architectural Assistant

                Part I Architectural Assistants at Apt 

                Apt is currently looking to hire Part I Architectural Assistants to join its growing team in Clerkenwell, London. 

                As a practice we are committed to helping our staff gain valuable experience in a friendly and creative environment. We will help with the development of your career with mentoring, any necessary training, and the opportunity to learn from other professionals in the studio. 

                Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate the following: 

                • passion for design excellence
                • creativity and design flair
                • fluent in Adobe Creative Suite
                • exceptional sketching skills
                • an ability to produce high quality physical models
                • good organisation skills and an enthusiastic attitude
                • strong communication skills, both verbal and written
                • experience of REVIT preferred, but not essential
                • some professional experience is considered a bonus

                Please submit your cover letter, CV and work examples using the ‘apply’ link below with ‘Part I Architectural Assistant' in the subject heading. 

                Remuneration is dependent upon experience.

                Apt is an equal opportunities employer.

                Due to the high volume of applicants, please note we will only be in contact should you be invited to interview.

                No Agencies Please

              • 19.01.21
                Information and Technology Manager

                Apt Works Limited is a design and architectural studio based in Clerkenwell, London. Apt has an opening for a specialist role; an Information and Technology Manager that is solutions focused to support, build and develop modern IT solutions, to ensure the efficient operation of the company’s business activities, as well as contributing to the delivery of significant IT projects. The role includes driving our digital strategy and requires inventiveness as well as strategic, technical, and hands-on capabilities. 

                Apt uses a Microsoft systems environment, design software (Autodesk AEC Collection & MicroStation), Visualisation Software, Cloud Services, Virtualised Infrastructure, Networks / Wan / LAN / PAN / etc., Remote Networks (including employees home offices), Secure Remote Access Technologies, Virtual Private Networks, Servers, storage and hyperconverged technologies, printing and other networked devices 

                The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of IT networking infrastructures, file-based technologies, IT strategy and knowledge sharing. Must have strong troubleshooting skills, a positive attitude, be able to work under pressure, also:  

                • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining a stable and well-functioning IT environment for a similar sized organisation 
                • A successful track record of managing and supporting end users and managing systems change
                • Ability to securely manage users on-site and remotely
                • An ability to explain technical issues to non-specialists, and to write clear technical reports and other formal documentation for solution deployments
                • Be able to develop strategies to solve complex technical challenges, manage and deliver projects
                • Have strong stakeholder management experience, including negotiation and influencing skills with internal and external partners
                • Develop strong relationships across organisational boundaries
                • A good understanding of current digital technologies from across different sectors, including e-learning, audio visual and video conferencing
                • Manage the IT budget, and IT risk register
                • Must be able to demonstrate cyber security prevention methodologies at desktop, server, and mobile level
                • Must be keen on keeping up to date with industry and technological changes, investigating new systems, techniques, and ways of working
                • Provide Contract and License Management
                • Install, configure, test, and maintain hardware, software and peripherals, general hardware support  

                Apt currently have 45-50 members of staff. Since our establishment we have outsourced our IT Infrastructure to a trusted consultancy but as we continue to expand, we are now looking to hire our first internal IT member of staff to work alongside and manage a more streamlined consultancy support team.  The IT Manager role is to review, develop and manage the transition of our IT in-house and run it thereafter. 

                Founded in 2009, we have a wealth of experience designing and delivering innovative buildings across multiple sectors including workplace, housing and placemaking.

                As an Employee Ownership Trust, our structure allows us to nurture individual talent and reward collective success, providing incentive and opportunity for people to flourish. Our people are our business; it is personal.

                To apply for this role please submit your cover letter and digital CV via the link below, with ‘Information and Technology Manager Application’ in the subject heading.

                Due to the high volume of applicants, please note we will only be in contact should you be invited to interview. No Agencies Please


              • 10.08.20
                Project Architects

                Apt is currently looking to hire project architects to join its growing team in Clerkenwell, London.

                The Role

                We are seeking to appoint highly motivated and talented project architects who are passionate about working in a dynamic design-led environment to join our studio in London.

                We are looking for strong candidates who can successfully lead and motivate teams of architects and assistants and has excellent ability to communicate design ideas to a range of audiences and resolve construction challenges. The successful candidate must be design-led and have proven experience delivering high-quality spaces across a range of project scales and sectors. Experience in the later RIBA stages is essential.

                Successful candidates will:

                • have at least 5 years post Part III experience
                • have a background that demonstrates excellent design skills
                • have experience of running projects across a range of work stages, including on site
                • have experience of heading a project team under the direct supervision of a Project or Studio leader
                • be comfortable interpreting design direction and delivering to the highest technical standards
                • have experience producing information for tender in Revit - be confident in presenting emerging design ideas to clients & consultants
                • be confident in presenting emerging design ideas to senior colleagues for internal review
                • be capable of developing project programmes and design deliverables
                • be fluent in Adobe creative suite - have excellent verbal and sketch communication skills
                • have ambitions to develop their career and contribute to the success and growth of the studio

                To apply for this role please submit your cover letter, digital CV and work examples via the link below, with ‘Project Architect Application’ in the subject heading.

                Due to the high volume of applicants, please note we will only be in contact should you be invited to interview.

                No Agencies Please

              • 10.08.20
                Senior Project Architect

                Apt is currently looking to hire a senior project architect to join its growing team in Clerkenwell, London.

                The Role

                We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and talented senior project architect who is passionate about working in a dynamic design-led environment to join our studio in London.

                We are looking for experienced people to lead and motivate teams of architects responsible for the design of large-scale developments. Ideal candidates will possess an impressive design portfolio with extensive experience in all phases of the design process. Candidates must also have excellent project management, client coordination and people management skills.

                The successful candidate will:

                • have at least 7 years post Part III experience
                • have a background that demonstrates excellent design skills
                • have experience of running complex projects on site, with a construction value of at least £60m
                • have experience of heading a large project team under the direct supervision of a Project or Studio leader
                • be comfortable interpreting design direction and delivering to the highest technical standards
                • have experience of project delivery, including information for tender, in Revit
                • be confident in presenting emerging design ideas to clients & consultants
                • be confident in presenting emerging design ideas to senior colleagues for internal review
                • have experience in developing detailed specifications with a specialist consultant
                • have experience in developing project programmes and design deliverables
                • be fluent in Adobe creative suite
                • have excellent verbal and sketch communication skills
                • have ambitions to develop their career and contribute to the success and growth of the studio

                To apply for this role please submit your cover letter, digital CV and work examples by email via the link below with, ‘Senior Project Architect Application’ in the subject heading.

                Due to the high volume of applicants, please note we will only be in contact should you be invited to interview.

                No Agencies Please

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