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We are recruiting

Helen Lucas Architects are currently seeking a qualified architect or experienced part II architect to join our creative, hard-working and sociable practice.


A prospective candidate should be committed to intelligent design and be able to express their ideas confidently and clearly from early sketches to technical stages. They should be a proactive and motivated team member who shares our practice ethos to produce honest, sustainable and thoughtful work. Experience of working closely with private clients on domestic projects is desirable and proficiency in Vectorworks and Adobe Creative Suite advantageous.

Candidates must be eligible to work permanently in the UK and have fluent written and spoken English.


If you are interested in applying for the role please email your CV along with examples of work and availability to

No Agency applications please.


Closing date for submission of applications is the 9th May 2021


Inspirational Organisations

To mark International Women’s Day we would like to highlight some organisations doing fantastic work to promote women in architecture and the built environment, and draw attention to the often overlooked role of women in our profession.
Voices of Experience is an investigation into undiscovered women who have made important contributions to architecture and the built environment. In collaboration with Glasgow Women’s Library, this project seeks to build an audio archive of conversations to document the experiences of women working in the built environment in the late twentieth century. 
Women in Architecture UK aim to raise the profile, represent the views and promote the progression of women in architecture and the built environment professions. They are pushing to disrupt the familiar narrative of architectural history, from which women are largely omitted and obscured, by supporting, inspiring and championing women in architecture and diversity in architecture as a whole.

Missing in Architecture focus on four interconnected themes; Equality & Diversity, Education & Inspiration, Identity & Practice and the future. They are interested in filling in the missing gaps in architecture, and providing a voice for those that are often overlooked.
Part W is an action group of women working across architecture and design, infrastructure and construction and campaigning for gender parity across the built environment. Calling out gender discrimination in an industry that routinely excludes, they are driven by a desire to see places and spaces being designed and delivered in a manner that is open, supportive and beneficial to all.

International Women's Day

On International Women’s Day 2021 we wish to acknowledge and celebrate of all the wonderful and talented women in our team here at Helen Lucas Architects!


New Shoots

Lots of our projects have been continuing on site despite the adversity of this last year and we thought we would show some photographs of work currently in development and nearing completion. Out of a long and bitter winter we are beginning to feel the warmth and welcome the new shoots of spring here in Edinburgh, and the connections to landscape and sunlight which have long been imagined begin to reveal themselves with the turning season.  









The Marlings granted planning permission

We are delighted to have recently been granted planning for an extensive refurbishment of The Marlings in Blebocraigs, Fife. Having been remodelled and added to over it’s lifetime, the current layout is cellular and circulation through the house is somewhat broken and unclear. The proposal involves the addition of ‘living’ and ’service’ extensions and careful reconfiguration of the internal layout to make a coherent whole. This makes the best of the fantastic southerly aspect and view.