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Senior Architect

Full Time


Lavigne Lonsdale is recruiting for an experienced Senior Architect. This is an exciting full-time opportunity to work within a well-established and highly regarded inter-disciplinary practice.

The successful applicant will work within the team at our Truro (Cornwall) Studio assisting with the development of the business and helping to generate and run a wide variety of projects including mixed-use urban regeneration masterplans, housing-led masterplans, health care, leisure, and cultural destination projects. Some experience in Conservation would be beneficial but a well-rounded architect with a willingness to work alongside other disciplines (masterplanning and landscape) is essential.


Our approach is contextual design- both contemporary but also traditional depending on the context. A whole-hearted buy into that approach is essential.

The ideal candidate will hold relevant qualifications (listed below), with a minimum of six years’ experience working in the sector. They will have excellent design and drawing skills, confident freehand drawing skills, and a passion for place-making, client satisfaction, and the environment. 

As part of your role, you will work alongside the Company Director and Associates to provide a vital collaborative role in delivering a wide variety of projects. Lavigne Lonsdale offers in return a competitive salary, support and development within your role, and exposure to a range of projects nationwide.  

Key Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Relevant BA (Hons) and PG Dip or MA

  • Professional membership (ARB and RIBA)

  • 6+ years minimum experience working in private and/or public sector

  • Experience working on large, medium and small scale commercial projects in the UK

  • A confident self-starter who is comfortable working alone and as part of a team

  • Able to demonstrate experience in running projects from concept stage through to completion with client and design team liaison

  • Capable of working on a varied portfolio of work

  • Proven ability to cope with dynamic deadlines and proven ability to manage project

  • Passionate about place-making and the environment;

  • Excellent design skills;

  • Confident freehand drawing skills;

  • Excellent graphic skills

  • Strong CAD skills in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Revit (preferable but not essential)

  • Solid technical capability and understanding of UK planning & building legislation

  • Good written English;

  • Confident verbal presentation skills

  • Willingness to learn and adopt new skills;

  • Be prepared to share daily office tasks including admin and general office duties;

  • Willingness to travel – including working from the Bath office on occasion.

Please email your CV and portfolio with up to 10 project examples to the address below, ensuring transmissions do not exceed 10Mgb in size.

Interviews will be held online and we are flexible with times where possible to suit candidates.

Contact details: Lavigne Lonsdale, 22 Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2LS

For an informal chat, please call Martyn Lonsdale on 01872 273118 or email 


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