Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Architects, Masterplanners & Placemakers
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    • JTP Studios Unit 5, The Rum Warehouse, Pennington Street, London, E1W 2AP

About JTP

JTP are a group of 14 architectural partners led by Managing Partner Marcus Adams.

They’re backed by more than 80 talented architects, masterplanners, urban designers and community planners working across studios in London and Edinburgh.

The practice was founded in 1994 by John Thompson and six other directors. John’s early experience in the 1970s and 80s was rooted in challenging urban areas. His method of involving local people in the design of their neighbourhoods was pioneering.

Today, JTP create new places and breathe new life into old ones, places where life in all senses can flourish, that are economically thriving, artistically stimulating and environmentally footprint-free, with a strong sense of identity.

JTP’s approach is to understand the DNA of a place and engage stakeholders and clients.

It’s a system they call ‘Collaborative Placemaking’. Put simply, it puts people at the heart of the process and unearths the real needs of a community.

What is it like to work for JTP

Managing Partner Marcus Adams is an inspirational and approachable leader with a hands-on and highly visible approach. Marcus makes great efforts to ensure he knows every person and every project in the practice. He takes the time with each team to review projects and progress and know people personally.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Through their work with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, JTP funded a bursary to a student as part of the organisation’s building futures programme. They also offer work placements to those sponsored by the organisation.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
In total, 22% of staff have benefited from length-of-service awards, with 111 additional holidays awarded in 2018 as well as 52 flexi-leave days granted. With 22% of the team having over ten years’ service and 40% have over five years, it’s evident that JTP is a place where people feel they belong.

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    56% / 44%

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