Join Our Team

updated 1st March 2023

We are growing our team and are looking for talented and motivated people to join to join our award winning architecture practice and passivhaus consultancy in Newport on Tay, just outside Dundee, in a full or part time position, working as a mix of in studio and work from home:

  • A project architect with min 3-5 years post ARB registration
  • A Part II with some in practice experience

You will be working with a small, close-knit team and you will have an active input into helping shape the practice as it develops further.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as they are received with a deadline of 8th February so we encourage early application.

Who we are

We are a small, friendly and supportive team who share a passion for environmental and socially responsible design. We specialise in low energy, eco and high performance design. We are one of the most experienced practices in Scotland working in Passivhaus, leading the field in this area in Scotland and around the world since the practice was founded in 2011. We continue to combine all the facets of good architecture and the rigour that brings, sharing our expertise through teaching and continue to develop our own expertise as the sector grows.. This is particularly exciting as Scotland embraces Passivhaus in the upcoming legislative changes.

We work with new build and retrofit, with projects across Scotland and some internationally. Any new team member must share our enthusiasm for responsible design, with an interest in and/or knowledge of passivhaus and good quality design being essential. Training will be provided where required for Passivhaus.

Projects are varied in scale and geographical range. Our core work is in housing and education – from one off high quality passivhaus homes, schools and education facilities and as far afield as a science visualisation gallery space in sub-Antarctica. We are also working on a watersports hub more locally. Our work includes undertaking full architectural services and we provide specialist passivhaus consultancy to other design teams. We are an active member of the friendly UK community of eco and passivhaus designers and are part of a team who train others in passivhaus and low energy design in the UK and further afield.

We offer a 4 day, 4.5 day or 5 day week. You will be working partly from home and partly office based with site visits as required.

You will:

  • Share our ethos and approach to environmental design
  • Be passionate about passivhaus, eco and low energy design. Additional qualifications in this area are a bonus but we will provide training if required
  • Have experience working at all project stages including production information and construction (extent of experience will depend on which role you are applying for)
  • Have a good working knowledge of planning and building regulations
  • Have excellent attention to detail – in administration, drawing and the detail of designs
  • Be keen to get involved in Passivhaus modelling and specification of low impact materials
  • Be keen to support and deliver practice administration and development
  • Have excellent time management and organisation including project programming and resource management
  • Be inquisitive, collaborative and enjoy exploring ideas to find solutions to design challenges
  • Enjoy ongoing learning – formally or informally – as part of your career development within the practice
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English
  • Be fluent in AutoCAD Lt and Microsoft Office
  • Your knowledge of Sketch-up and/or 3D rendering and/or DesignPH & PHPP would be a benefit although training will be provided if necessary
  • Enjoy working as an integral part of our team
  • Candidates must have the right to work in the UK
  • We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds

You will be:

Project Architect: An architect with min. 3-5 years experience post ARB registration who can run projects from start to finish and contribute actively to the development of the practice, working with a mentor. Candidates with more experience are also welcomed with the role tailored to suit experience


Architectural Assistant: An architectural designer or part II/III with min. 1 year practice experience and keen to gain more in a busy and varied practice. You will be a self starter and will support the project architects. You will be supporting the delivery of projects at different stages, including researching and production of technical drawings.


  • Pay is dependent on experience and relates to RIBA payment scales
  • 28 days holiday annually pro rata increasing after more than 5 years employment
  • Personal CPD budget and a focus on your career development
  • Pension benefit
  • Flexible working hours with 8-%/90% or 100% contracts available
  • Mixed work from home and office based working. Min 3 days/week in office
  • Our office based in a cosy, light and bright passivhaus building with great views over the Tay. We are currently building a purpose built studio for the practice to move to next door, due for completion in summer 2023

Please email us with the following:

  • A letter stating what you can offer and why you would be a good fit to join our team
  • PDF portfolio with examples of your work including design and technical details (max 5MB)
  • Your CV
  • Your experience working in eco and low energy design including passivhaus work

A mutually convenient start date will be agreed.

Please email us at and put ‘Project Architect Application/ Architectural Assistant Application’ in the subject line as appropriate.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as they are received.


  • Categories:

    PassivHaus, New Build, Renovation, International Development, Arts, Education, Consultancy, Passivhaus Certification

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