Architect & Architectural Assistant

Stroud, Gloucestershire
Commensurate on experience
25 Oct 2022
25 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Millar + Howard Workshop, (MHW), based near Stroud, Gloucestershire are looking for an enthusiastic Architect & Architectural Assistant to join their team.

Tech savvy rural practice is looking to expand its current team.  Recent projects include tree-houses, wedding venues, virtual reality experiences, work on listed buildings, eco hotel spaces.  These sit alongside a solid body of crafted built work including unique one-off houses, multi house custom build schemes and various innovative public and commercial buildings.

MHW wants to work with the most creative and exciting minds in and around architecture. We have an agenda for culture change towards net zero, biodiversity revitalisation, and the deep connection of people and place. We use innovative technology where we can to further this. To change culture you also need to tell great stories. With an increasing range of exciting projects and areas of research, we are considering people at all levels in their architectural education who are up for, and fantastic at, telling great stories though their architecture, and who are excited by occupying the sometimes unnerving space at the edge of innovation. 

We are a busy medium-sized practice, working out of the top floor of an old listed mill building in the Stroud Valleys; a beautiful and vibrant area in the heart of the Cotswolds, recently vote best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times.

Our office uses Vectorworks, Revit, Sketchup, Blender and Unreal Engine.

We welcome applications from candidates:

  • With excellent design and graphical skills including the ability to develop visuals for project using 3D computer modelling
  • Keen to expand their skills in Virtual Reality as we use this an integral part of our workflow
  • Keen to contribute to the collaborative and friendly studio culture
  • Who are enthusiastic and show initiative

Additional requirements for Part II and Part III applicants

  • Individuals with experience working in a design led practice with a passion for innovation and craft.
  • Confident working independently and taking on high levels of responsibility
  • Working knowledge of the UK Building Regulations and Plan of Works

In addition, Part III Applicants should have

  • Strong technical knowledge with the ability to integrate bespoke design into thorough tender packages.
  • Contract management skills with the experience of managing traditional contracts on site.
  • An aptitude for team leading and mentoring with a desire to share skills and knowledge.
  • Current driving licence with access to a car due to rural nature of projects

Part I applicants must want to gain experience for a minimum of 1 year

Please note that all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK


Flexible start date for the right candidate

  • Flexi-time policy
  • Annual leave allowance starting at 23.5 days per year + bank holidays + Christmas shutdown.
  • As a practice we believe we have a strong studio-based design culture
  • Friendly and collaborative office environment with a flat management structure.
  • Career and personal development support.
  • We encourage a good work-life balance
  • Beautiful work setting

Part I and II’s would work on a range of exciting projects alongside our more experienced staff. The roles will be very practical and you will get to learn and experience all stages of a project. 


•    Part I's – Starting salary £20,600 with opportunities for progression. 
•    Part II's – starting salary £25,500 with opportunities for progression
•    Part III’s negotiable depending on experience


Location: The office is based in a characterful converted mill building along a canal in the Golden Valley of the beautiful Cotswolds, percolating in a rich cultural heritage of art, craft, and industry.  Please note that we are in a rural location with limited public transport.

Please send CV and Portfolio to  If your portfolio is greater than 5MB please send via a download service or link to your website if applicable.

In accordance with GDPR, by applying for this position you give us your consent to process your data in-line with our Privacy Policy which can be read on our privacy policy page on our website.

Please note that any job offer would be subject to satisfactory references and is subject to satisfactory eligibility to work in the United Kingdom checks.

Closing date 6pm Thursday 24th November 2022, we may close applications early if we find the right candidates, so encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Strictly no agencies please.

If you have not heard from us by the 22nd December 2022, then you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to give specific feedback.






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