Culture & careers

We've created an environment where each of us feels supported to explore, learn and grow.

People first

An excellent pension scheme, healthcare plan, generous holiday allowance, travel loans and share-ownership packages are just the start.

Making sure our people feel valued goes far deeper than this. And we know that we can only do our best work if we support each other.

We do everything we can to make AWW an inspiring, rewarding and enjoyable place to work. Looking after our people – and attracting talented, creative people to our teams – is something we take very seriously.

Professional development

We all continue to learn and grow, developing our careers. Study support, mentoring and structured career-development plans are all a part of this. We want you to be thinking about the next step, not standing still.

Professional memberships, of the RIBA and other professional associations, keep us connected with our peers and up to date on developments within our industry.


We encourage everyone to stay active, with yoga at lunchtime, a cycle-to-work scheme, football competitions, triathlon and running events. We offer ‘wellbeing vouchers’ to encourage you to prioritise your own mental and physical health.

A wellbeing consultant visits each of our offices regularly, checking in with us and offering health and wellbeing support. It’s important to know that there’s someone for us to talk to.

Getting Social

We organise social events and study trips to keep us connected and enjoying time together away from the office. Whether you’re based in London, Bristol or Plymouth, you’ll get to know your colleagues across the whole of AWW.

AWW is much more than just a place to work. In a practice renowned for collaboration, we know we can rely on each other and, in the same way, people can rely on us. We care about the work we do together: it’s an equal balance and a shared process.

We feel privileged to work on aspirational projects, we respect and challenge each other and we relish the opportunity to play a part in shaping the built environment with our friends.

Each of our offices has its own sense of place. In Plymouth, we’re inspired by our harbour view; in London, we’re energised by the regeneration all around us; in Bristol, we love the vibrancy of our forward-thinking city.

But we all feel part of the wider AWW community, and that comes down to our people. Together, we’ve created a supportive, human-centred way of doing business.

Heather Rees smiling at a staff event

“Working for AWW you’re treated as a valuable member of a team, and not just an employee, with growth and development encouraged through mentoring and support.”

Heather Rees, Associate & Architect

“It was an amazing introduction to life as an Architect and has been extremely beneficial to my understanding of the practice."

Work Experience Student, 2023