Working At S&P
We are architects and designers with a brilliant support team and working culture. Together, we work as a strong collective to realise the potential of a project and its design possibilities. We do our best to empower our employees and our approach recognises talent and provides a supporting structure to allow people to grow and learn, develop specialisms and provide the highest quality of service to our clients.
Equal Opportunities and Diversity
We employ a diverse team of architects and designers from a wide range of nationalities, cultures, genders and personalities. We see this as a growing strength and an approach that encourages broader design responses as our team draw inspiration from a breadth of rich cultural heritages and communities.
Investing in People
Architectural education funding is a hot topic in the profession. We are leading the way with financial support and mentoring to encourage the professional development of the next generation of architects. We offer up-front financial support for employees to explore a range of routes to gaining their architectural qualifications which, due to funding gaps, would not have continued otherwise.
We offer our architects in training the opportunity to enrol on architectural apprenticeship courses. This is a relatively new route to qualifying, combining practical experience in an architectural practice with academic training at university. There are currently two degrees available, both of which are approved by the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education. RIBA also validates apprenticeship courses at several UK universities.
The apprenticeship pathway is likely to gain momentum as the number of RIBA-recognised courses increases and the cost of traditional full time university education is viewed as prohibitively expensive. We are keen to be involved in this initiative to shift the long-term focus of the profession to be more inclusive.