Progress in Practice

Sustainable Architecture for Everybody

Progress in Practice is a young and innovative studio and this is the opportunity for a passionate person to join and help shape the future of the practice. We are really lucky to be working with on a wide range of exciting low energy projects, and with amazing clients who support this ambition. For example, we are currently working on the first Passivhaus Plus home in the North West, a Grade II Listed EnerPHit project, a seven home retrofit scheme and an Eco Village in Oldham.

The person would be responsible for running jobs within the office with the support of the wider team, to include liaising with clients and consultants, co-ordinating design packages and supporting more junior members of the team. They will be working on designs from Stages 0-5, to include Contract Admin and site support.

Experience working on domestic projects would be beneficial and confidence in technical design is needed. An interest and enthusiasm for low energy, low carbon design is necessary, though direct experience in Passivhaus is not a prerequisite. We use Revit, InDesign, Sketchup and Excel, so having these skills would also be useful.

All of the work within the office has a sustainability ambition, whether that is as a certified Passivhaus, EnerPHit or AECB project or not, and training will be available on Passivhaus and PHPP in house.

We try to foster a positive, supportive working environment. This means sharing ideas, supporting one another and creating positive, collaborative relationships with builders, consultants and clients alike. It also means we run film nights, host training workshops and attend the occasional pub quiz. And if needed, we have an office pup, to provide emotional support!

If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you. Please could you use the questions below to structure an application and send it to with the subject heading JOB ARCHITECT.

1.      Why would you like to work with PiP?

2.      What would you bring to the PiP team?

3.      What is your ideal project?

We’re excited to hear from you.

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