STUDIO

We are committed to pushing the building industry to a more sustainable and ecological future. The studio takes an in-depth, research-driven approach to each project - establishing harmonious links between the history and nature of a place with modern day needs and aspirations. 

TEAM

We are a small collective of forward-thinking and highly skilled Architects and Designers that work collaboratively to ensure our clients benefit from the most appropriate expertise during each stage of their project. 

PRINCIPAL | ARB | RIBA

Roger Ashman

Roger  an award-winning Designer and principle of Ashman Architects. He is involved with each project ensuring that our team work to our Clients requirements and deliver a quality-driven project. 

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SENIOR ARCHITECT | ARB

Jennifer Cogley

Jen is a Senior Architect with previous experience at renowned practices including Hawkins Brown. She brings a wealth of experience in sustainable methods of design and construction.

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PROJECT ARCHITECT | ARB

Ed Rawle

Jen is a Senior Architect with previous experience at renowned practices including Hawkins Brown. She brings a wealth of experience in sustainable methods of design and construction.

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ARCHITECT | ARB

Weronika Widenska

Jen is a Senior Architect with previous experience at renowned practices including Hawkins Brown. She brings a wealth of experience in sustainable methods of design and construction.

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OPERATIONS MANAGER | HR

Fjolla Krasniqi

Jen is a Senior Architect with previous experience at renowned practices including Hawkins Brown. She brings a wealth of experience in sustainable methods of design and construction.

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SERVICES

We provide full architectural services from RIBA Stages 01-05. To help you understand what a building project may entail and what to expect at each key stage, we have put together a short guide.You can commission us for any or all the work stages depending on your needs.

01

PREPARATION & BRIEF

Our process begins with taking time to understand our client’s requirements and aspirations through our initial design consultation. Defining, testing and clarifying a precise brief from the outset helps guide our design process and approach – ensuring we are able to identify the best solution to meet our client’s needs.  

OUR ROLE

  • Undertake a site visit

  • Client consultation to establish a written brief and strategy for the project

  • Establish the project budget

  • Coordinate a building survey

  • Advise on the project design team

02

FEASIBILITY & CONCEPT DESIGN

Employing a 6-point viability checklist, we conduct a thorough appraisal of the site and its wider context. We identify specific constraints to overcome, opportunities to realise and character to preserve and enrich – helping to inform the most appropriate design response. At this stage, we explore 2-3 initial sketch options appropriate for your project ranging from minimal intervention to maximum intervention. Work at this stage can also be developed to be submitted as a pre-application if required.

OUR ROLE

  • Undertake a site visit

  • Client consultation to establish a written brief and strategy for the project

  • Establish the project budget

  • Coordinate a building survey

  • Advise on the project design team

03

DEVELOPED DESIGN & PLANNING

Jen is a Senior Architect with previous experience at renowned practices including Hawkins Brown. She brings a wealth of experience in sustainable methods of design and construction.

OUR ROLE

  • Undertake a site visit

  • Client consultation to establish a written brief and strategy for the project

  • Establish the project budget

  • Coordinate a building survey

  • Advise on the project design team

04

TENDER & TECHNICAL DESIGN

Jen is a Senior Architect with previous experience at renowned practices including Hawkins Brown. She brings a wealth of experience in sustainable methods of design and construction.

OUR ROLE

  • Undertake a site visit

  • Client consultation to establish a written brief and strategy for the project

  • Establish the project budget

  • Coordinate a building survey

  • Advise on the project design team

05

CONSTRUCTION

Jen is a Senior Architect with previous experience at renowned practices including Hawkins Brown. She brings a wealth of experience in sustainable methods of design and construction.

OUR ROLE

  • Undertake a site visit

  • Client consultation to establish a written brief and strategy for the project

  • Establish the project budget

  • Coordinate a building survey

  • Advise on the project design team

Unlocking potential through 

site-inspired architecture.

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CAREERS

We are always interested in hearing from talented architects and designers. Please visit our careers page for the latest job opportunities and how to apply.

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At the root of our design philosophy is Biophilic Design. We seek to embrace and harmonise every project with the natural world around. We might achieve this by maximising natural light into the spaces we inhabit, employing sustainable, locally sourced materials or, creating new openings to invite beautiful vistas of nature into our everyday lives. 

Our projects each begin with a thorough consultation to understand our clients exacting brief and requirements. This forms the foundations that guide our design approach and ensure we work within your practical and financial requirements.

Whether it's your first project or one of many, we will guide you through all stages of a project - from feasibility and concept design to planning applications, tender and construction. Our process is tailored to give our clients peace of mind and a comprehensive, one-stop service.

Founded by award-winning sustainable designer Roger Ashman, Ashman Architects is an RIBA Chartered Practice based in Cambridgeshire and London. A collective of highly skilled Architects and Designers, our team are devoted to assisting private clients and estate owners unlock the full potential of their land and assets.

Whether it's a beautiful home for a growing family, supporting a new rural business or creating spaces to foster innovation and productivity, we translate our clients aspirations into engaging buildings that enliven the senses and invoke a deep sense of place, meaning and purpose.

With each project, we adopt an exploratory approach.  Rather than an in-house design style, we explore and evolve existing narratives of people and place to deliver architecture that honours the past, serves the present and betters the future.

CAREERS

We are always interested in hearing from talented architects & designers who share our passion for creating exceptional architecture - rooted in site-inspired design. If you would like to join our team, please send a copy of your CV and portfolio with a short cover letter here.

CURRENT JOBS

JOB OPPORTUNITY 07.10.2021

Project Architect

We have a wonderful opportunity for a proactive and experienced Architect to join our studio with the opportunity to work both remotely and, from either our Peterborough office in Cambridgeshire, or London office, just a short walk from London Bridge station. 

 

A key position within our young and expanding studio, you will be working closely with the director to lead and deliver, with support from our talented team, a range of projects. Amongst others, you will have the opportunity to work on bespoke one-off homes in beautiful countryside locations, rural diversification projects for discerning landowners, and mixed-use developments in London.

 

The right person should be diligent with experience preparing and submitting a range of planning-applications for both new-build and Listed properties in the UK with excellent writing skills and the ability to prepare strong and considered design & access statements. You should have an excellent understanding of UK building regulations as well as experience delivering and reviewing technical design drawings for tender and construction. This position will see you lead projects through from initial feasibility and concept design to planning, tender and construction. As such, previous experience across all RIBA stages of work is beneficial. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • A passion for architecture with strong design sensibility

  • Experience running projects from inception to completion across all RIBA work stages.

  • Experience preparing pre-applications and planning applications including putting together design and access statements

  • Knowledge and experience of working with local planning authorities with a good understanding of UK policy

  • Good technical skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, consultants, contractors, suppliers and the internal design team.

  • Willingness to take responsibility and coordinate a small design team.

  • Excellent organisation and presentation skills

  • Proficiency in Vectorworks desirable 

  • Advanced in SketchUp and Adobe Suite

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Proactive attitude

  • Fluent in English (verbally and written)

  • ARB Registration

  • right to work in the UK

ABOUT THE STUDIO

We are a friendly, collaborative practice that works with a wide range of clients from ambitious private homeowners to family trusts and commercial landowners. Each project is unique and rooted in site-inspired design with a consideration for the immediate and wider context – leading to sympathetic and intuitive interventions that celebrate and add richness to each project. Our mission is to create exceptional architecture that positively contributes to our environment and the people that our buildings serve – ensuring our buildings invoke a true sense of place, meaning and purpose. 

The successful candidate will be part of our expanding studio and become an integral part of our team with plenty of opportunity for professional development and career progression. We offer flexible, remote-working opportunities to all our employees with one to two days a week working in the office to maintain our strong team culture, galvanise creativity and provide hands-on-support to our team. 

To apply for this role, please submit your cover letter, CV and sample portfolio to jobs@ashmanarchitects.com. Due to the high volume of applicants, we regret that we are not able to respond to all applicants.