We grow and adapt alongside the communities and clients we serve. Our commitment to Architecture For Life extends beyond creating enduring spaces for our communities. It encompasses the lasting relationships we have built with our clients and the communities they serve over many years.
We have cultivated strong, enduring partnerships with our clients spanning decades. The continuous improvement of our services and the core sectors we work in is a direct response to the needs of the people who inhabit these spaces.
No matter the project requirements or where you are in your journey, we are fully invested and dedicated to supporting you every step of the way.
We bear a collective responsibility to nurture the next generation. We invest in our staff to ensure that our skills, knowledge, and expertise are preserved and further developed throughout the industry.
Actively participating in the RIBA Student Mentoring scheme
Offering regular placements and opportunities for Part I and Part II students
Providing apprenticeships for students in collaboration with our partner colleges
Encouraging personal growth through a comprehensive continued professional development (CPD) program
Offering access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, supporting the well-being of our staff and their families
Establishing graduate recruitment targets and a clear progression structure
Participating in career fairs alongside our partner universities
Providing training opportunities and regular attendance at conferences
Involving employees in the Manchester Society of Architects
Sharing skills and knowledge across our sectors
We actively engage with our communities. Many of our projects are located in close proximity to where we live and work. Our team's personal and professional investment in the success of these projects fuels our commitment to leaving a sustainable legacy. Our activities include:
Establishing a long-term partnership with the environmental charity City of Trees, involving fundraising efforts, hosting charity talks, and participating in tree planting initiatives to create enhanced "third space" areas
Regular contributions to NHS fundraising events, recently supporting Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Warwick Hospital
Collaborating with social enterprises to facilitate public consultation and encourage active resident participation in our regenerative housing projects
Actively engaging with the Football Supporters' Association, providing guidance to smaller sports clubs such as Dulwich Hamlet FC, AFC Rushden and Diamonds, and Shrewsbury Town FC on site development, compliance assessment, and engagement with developers
Making annual charitable donations chosen by our staff during the Christmas season
Participating in charity events, including Macmillan Coffee Mornings and Wear it Pink Day