Architect / Conservation Architect

South West England
05 Apr 2017
05 May 2017
Job (Function)
Architect, Project Architect
Contract Type

Thread is a specialist architecture practice working exclusively on complex heritage projects, seeking a Conservation Architects to join our creative team.

Our work comprises architectural, cultural and research projects in historic contexts, including new build work within heritage sites. The practice has recently relocated to a brand new custom built studio with a workshop / design lab space that will allow us to investigate and immerse ourselves further in the messiness and challenging complexity of working in the conservation arena.

We are looking for new architects to work with our existing team and to operate independently as a project architect carrying out high quality design and conservation projects. Qualified Conservation architects and those with a depth of conservation experience will be preferred, although we are willing to consider applicants who are able to demonstrate a passion for the knotty problem-solving involved in working in heritage contexts. Support will also be given to the right candidates to progress towards AABC or RIBA Conservation Accreditation. Thread will also support candidates in pursuing research projects in the construction arena.

Successful candidates will need to be good designers and be able to manage projects from conception to completion.   

The practice is located on the border of Somerset and Devon, 5 minutes from Junction 26 of the M5. Ability and willingness to travel is essential: the role will involve travel to sites and other locations. We are happy to consider flexible and part-time working hours.

For more information, please see our website:


  • RIBA Part III qualified (or equivalent) & ARB registered;
  • AABC or RIBA Conservation Accreditation are an advantage;
  • Good knowledge of historic building construction, current conservation theory and practice, and knowledge of UK Planning and Building Regulations;
  • Lots of design talent;
  • Proficiency in CAD and physical modelling;
  • A constructive and consultative approach to problem solving; &
  • The ability to initiate to make things happen.

Please email a covering letter and your CV to Claire Fear -


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