Our culture

BPTW is a great place to work. Our London-based studio offers an open, collaborative, and interactive working environment, which promotes the sharing of ideas and enables creativity to flourish. Teamwork is important to us, and our office culture aspires to engender inclusivity at all levels. Our 50:50 gender balance, recognition as one of the most diverse UK architecture studios by the AJ100, and multiple industry awards for our employment practices reflect the benefits of our studio culture.

// Throughout my career at BPTW I have had the opportunity to grow and gain valuable experience . The management team at BPTW provide a strong support structure in which I can progress my career, and the office environment encourages collaboration, making it a great place to work // Andy Laing, Senior Architect


Current vacancies

We are always looking for talented new additions to our teams. If you would like to work with us, please send a cover letter, some examples of your work and your CV by email to people@bptw.co.uk. Please clearly indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email because it helps us when we are reviewing applications

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Having a diverse, inclusive studio is important to us, and our practice culture focuses on equality in how we work and the places we design. We are proud to have achieved a 50/50 gender split and increased our BAME representation to 36%. However, we know we can do more. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group reviews our working practices and monitors our actions so we continue to improve and celebrate a culture of diversity and belonging. We support and advocate for greater diversity in architecture and planning through our partnerships with organisations like Women in Social Housing (WISH) and London South East Colleges.

// Through our EDI Steering Group, I’ve been involved in developing a detailed EDI Strategy centred on an increasingly diverse workforce. I facilitated BPTW becoming a Practice Network Partner of  the London School of Architecture . BPTW and the LSA share a common goal to widen opportunities for access to the architectural profession  // Peter Sofoluke, Director

BPTW's hybrid study Part 2 students

Career development

BPTW advocates for inclusive architectural education, enabling people from all walks of life to work in architecture. We have supported architectural apprenticeships and other vocational routes since 2018, with many employees currently studying or becoming qualified using this route. Those studying while at BPTW collaborate in a seminar series to expand their practice management knowledge and benefit from presentations from senior staff. We are a London School of Architecture Practice Network Partner and run our Careers in the Built Environment programme with partners like London South East Colleges and London councils. BPTW provides staff with access to training agreements for financial support and study leave to assist with professional development.


Staff at BPTW enjoy benefits including:

  • Pension plan
  • Healthcare cashback scheme
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme
  • Free confidential financial advice
  • Free GP helpline
  • Insurance cover (life assurance, critical illness, income protection)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Allowances for continuous professional development

Social and wellbeing

At BPTW we place a strong emphasis on the wellbeing of our staff to promote a good work/life balance. Our social committee organises activities across the year and staff are encouraged to contribute ideas. Events in our social calendar include:

  • Monthly socials on the last Friday of every month
  • Pizza in the Park – an annual summer event at Greenwich Park
  • Annual away day
  • Office Christmas party
  • Four team socials a year
  • Annual Welsh walking trip
  • Sports activities
  • Four studio pin-up events
  • A wellbeing team with mental health first aiders

Giving something back

Through our Giving Something Back initiative, we donate a percentage of our profits to support charities and community organisations local to us and have done for many years. We assist homelessness charities The Greenwich Winter Night Shelter and the 999 Club and support The AHOY Centre, a charity for at-risk young people, and the Trussell Trust food banks in the continuation of their valuable work. You can read more about our commitment to making a positive contribution to society on our Social Value page.