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Experienced Architect

Quinlan Terry Architects LLP
Dedham, Colchester
Salary negotiable depending on experience
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Full Time

Job Details

An exceptional opportunity has emerged at Quinlan Terry Architects LLP for a full-time architect. We seek a candidate with a profound passion for classical and vernacular architecture and a commitment to the highest standards of traditional building. Having led classical architecture in the UK and internationally for nearly five decades, we are excited to extend this legacy into the future.

This role offers the unique chance to work directly with Quinlan Terry CBE, who continues to work full time, and his partner, Roger Barrell, renowned for his sound expertise in classical construction and full-service project management.

About you

You will appreciate that exceptional architecture relies not only on the calibre of the design but also on the precision of its execution on site.

  • Full RIBA accreditation and relevant experience.
  • Proficiency in hand drawing and a foundational knowledge of CAD.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a deep appreciation for the processes of design and execution
  • Strong client interaction skills and capability to manage complex technical workloads for yourself and others.
  • You will become an essential member of our design and management team, requiring excellent organisational skills, adaptability, and collaboration abilities

Working Environment

We are based in the small village of Dedham, which creates a pleasant rural environment in which to work.  Our team is small and close-knit.  A range of large and small projects are at different stages, creating a dynamic and busy environment that changes daily.  

Position Details

This full-time role is office-based.  We offer a negotiable salary and benefits, with potential relocation assistance and career progression opportunities for the right candidate. A full, clean driving licence and vehicle are essential due to the nationwide scope of our projects.


If you would like to apply for this unique opportunity, you may email by 31st May 2024 in the first instance.  You should include

  • a letter detailing why you feel you would be a good fit for the office and explaining why you feel classical architecture and traditional build are still relevant in the 21st Century. your CV and a sample of a hand drawing or original client design sketch completed exclusively by yourself.


Quinlan Terry Architects LLP is globally recognised as a beacon of traditional architectural design, renowned for delivering bespoke, end-to-end services that epitomise the highest standards of quality and client satisfaction. With a storied history extending over seventy years, our firm specialises in high-value crafted Georgian-style and vernacular architecture, expertly handling new builds, restorations, conversions, and extensions for a prestigious client base that spans the globe. The majority of our work is private housing with some commercial and ecclesiastical projects. Given our commitment to confidentiality and the selective nature of our clientele, we maintain a discreet presence, as clients approach us directly for our reputation and expertise. Project values range anywhere from a £50,000 to upwards of £50 million.

Company info
01206 323186
Old Exchange
High Street
United Kingdom

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