Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Architects, Masterplanners & Placemakers
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    • 23-25 Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 0DN

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, Edinburgh and Hangzhou.

The practice was founded in 1995 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

Marcus gets to know every project and person in the practice with floor walks. He’s introduced a housing deposit interest-free loan, a length of service reward, a flexi-leave scheme, private medical insurance and enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
JTP have achieved ISO 14001, the environmental management system accreditation, designed a new workspace to use sustainable materials, and reduced their carbon footprint from 3.1 tonnes of CO2e per employee in 2013 to 2.4.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
JTP offer an interest-free loan to help staff secure homes, which has helped 10% of the staff get on the property ladder. New work/life balance initiatives include 28 days’ holiday, six months’ maternity pay and salary-sacrifice childcare offering 50% off nursery fees.

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    52% / 48%

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