PROFILE

We are committed to pushing the building industry to a more sustainable and responsible future. The studio takes an in-depth, holistic approach to each project - establishing harmonious links between the history and nature of a place together with modern day lifestyles and technology.

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.

At the root of our design philosophy is Biophilic Design. We seek to embrace and harmonise every project with an experience of the surrounding environment. Through a variety of design criteria, we aim to achieve this through access to natural light, employing sustainable, locally sourced materials, or establishing beautiful vistas of nature to engage with the features of the environment.

 

Our projects each begin with a thorough consultation to understand and define our client's 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.

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 is an award-winning Designer and principle of Ashman Architects. He is involved with each project ensuring that our team work to our client’s 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 to the team at Ashman Architects.

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PROJECT ARCHITECT | ARB

Ed Rawle

Ed is a design-led project Architect with a diverse range of experience working with both commercial and private clients on projects from large-scale urban planning to domestic refurbishments.

ARCHITECT | ARB

Weronika Wideńska

Weronika is a skilled Architect and designer with a passion for creative solutions. Curious about the world and its impact on human beings, Weronika’s passions lie in Biophilic design and the exploration of sensory materials to improve well-being.

STUDIO MANAGER

Fjolla Krasniqi

Fjolla is a key member of the team responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the studio and managing HR, marketing, finance and operations within the practice. 

JOB OPPORTUNITY 15.09.2022

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.

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.

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SERVICES

We provide full architectural services from RIBA Stages 01 - 06. 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. We take on commissions 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

  • Prepare a feasibility report outlining constraints & opportunities

  • Initial sketch options

  • Client presentation

  • Review of initial design options & approach

  • Submit a pre-application or similar if required

03

DEVELOPED DESIGN & PLANNING

Partnering creative thinking with a range of presentation and testing tools, from hand-sketching and prototype model-making to 2D and 3D computer aided design, we develop a number of options to explore emerging concepts against the constraints and opportunities of the site. Following a client presentation and workshop, the chosen option is developed along with supporting information into a thorough and considered planning application, ready for submission to the Local Authority.

OUR ROLE

  • Develop design

  • Provide material palette options with samples

  • Client presentation 02: Developed Design

  • Prepare and submit a planning application (8 – 10 weeks)

  • Coordinate design team

  • Outline cost information can be prepared on request

04

TENDER & TECHNICAL DESIGN

We produce all technical information and details required for planning, tender costing, building regulations  and construction. Through this staged process, the design is refined, always driven by the original concept to bring a richness and continuity to the project. Working in collaboration with a wider consultant team with expertise in appropriate areas is also critical in achieving a well informed and executed project across multiple stages.

OUR ROLE

  • Develop the technical design in sufficient detail to enable a contractor to cost the project 

  • Coordinate and integrate the design of other consultants

  • Prepare the drawings to meet building regulations

  • Prepare documents required for tendering purposes

  • Advise on potential contractors 

  • Invite, appraise and report on tenders

  • Prepare the building contract to be signed

05

CONSTRUCTION

Our extensive experience delivering a wide range of projects of varying complexities makes us well placed to anticipate and meet the construction requirements of a project from the outset. Our proactive team remain hands-on and responsive throughout the build process with considered planning and coordination, working effectively with both consultant and contractor team to ensure a smooth delivery and desired outcome.

OUR ROLE

  • Visit the site to see that the works are proceeding in accordance with the building contract

  • Deal with site queries

  • Provide the contractor with further construction information as required

  • Administer the contract (if instructed)

  • Ensure you pay only for the works as completed (if instructed)

  • Manage any design variations