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PRACTICE PROFILE - BOND BRYAN ARCHITECTS

CAREERS GUIDE

Location Sheffield

Staff 128 staff: 38 architects 16 Part 2 or equivalent 4 year-out students 25 technical staff 18 support staff 4 interiors and graphic designers 23 building surveyors

What kind of work does the practice specialise in?

Although the firm is 20 years old this year, the practice's two founders are still active directors. We have a young office - 40 per cent are under 30 - although we have a nice blend of youth and experience. We like to be at the leading edge of several design sectors. Education is our biggest sector - on which we have built a solid reputation having designed over 25 major projects valued at more than £300 million. Also strong in the commercial, leisure, industrial and urban regeneration sectors.

Recent successes?

We were shortlisted for the RIBA White Rose Awards in 2006 for our Humanities Research Institute for the University of Sheffield.

What benefits do you offer staff?

Our studios are in a stunning church on the edge of the Peak District. Other benefits include 25 days holiday, healthcare and insurance package, ARB fees paid and childcare voucher scheme.

There is staff training, development with mentoring and sponsorship for Part 2 and Part 3. Weekly CPD events, regular architectural field trips, some abroad, monthly subsidised social events and annual summer ball.

Which CAD packages do you use?

Archicad, SketchUp, 3D Studio Max, Atlantis R.

Staff spotlight on. . .

Name Matt Hutton Age 28 Status Architect Education Leeds Metropolitan University, Bartlett, Sheffi eld University.

When did you join the practice?

2003 What do you like about working there?

Since joining Bond Bryan, I have been lucky enough to have been involved as project architect on a variety of small and large-scale schemes. One was the Humanities Research Institute for the University of Sheffield, shortlisted for an RIBA White Rose award.

I was given responsibility and exposure to clients at an early stage. The church studio is a great place to work, open-plan and very informal, with a great social and sporting scene. Bond Bryan takes staff morale very seriously. I was sponsored through my Part 3, which I completed last year. I feel that staff really have a voice here and I've been given great opportunities.

Contact details Bond Bryan Architects The Church Studio, Springvale Road, Sheffield S10 1LP Tel 0114 266 2040 Fax 0114 268 7021 Email: info@bondbryan. co. uk Web: www. bondbryan. com

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