Director of Planning
We are seeking a Director of Planning to join our established town planning and architectural team operating across the South East of England. The role will cover both our offices in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and Hampton, Middlesex.
We have a broad client base and an enviable reputation as a multi disciplinary practice. This is an outstanding opportunity for an outgoing, confident and creative individual to develop their career and help shape the future direction of the practice. The successful candidate will have an interest in all aspects of the built environment and the importance of the role of town planning in ‘place-making’.Read More →
Talented designers & planners
We are always keen to hear from talented designers and planners who are passionate about Placemaking.
Though we are not specifically recruiting for an active role at this time, if you are interested in starting a career at West Waddy, we would welcome a discussion with you about your skills and ambitions. Please get in touch with Practice Manager Lorraine Waddy to find out more.Read More →
Please email your CV to Lorraine Waddy – Practice Manager.
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Call 01235 523139
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As part of our commitment to continuous learning and professional development, each year the whole practice take a tour of our recently completed projects. Through this experience we learn from the feedback of the new building owners and users. Furthermore it provides an opportunity to reflect on the performance of materials and products to continually review our design approach.
Each summer we take a day out of the office to reflect as a team on the successes of the year gone by and discuss the business opportunities presented by the year ahead. Through a series of team workshop exercises we seek to tailor our business plan, drawing on the skill and passion of the whole team in setting our sights high.
Rashed Mustafa and Ralph Saull are RIBA Architectural Ambassadors. Through this role they engage with local schools, delivering architecture and design workshops for children of all ages. Please get in touch if you would like us to visit your local school or college.
Third year students at Oxford Brookes University undertake a study module titled ‘Management, Practice, Law’. In support of this, the Partners at West Waddy offer to mentor a number of students each year, inviting them to the practice to gain insight into the running of a successful design business.
West Waddy are the proud sponsor of an annual award at Oxford Brookes University. Each year, we seek out the best post-graduate design that unites the disciplines of urban design and architecture. Our team look forward to the winning student visiting the office to present their design and collecting their prize.
We are committed to the professional development at all career stages, whether providing ‘year out’ placements for undergraduate architects, or supporting the learning aims of colleagues as they develop their careers and specialisms within the practice.
Each summer we offer work experience placements to local secondary and sixth form students. We offer a chance for students to shadow our professionals through site visits and meetings, and we typically run a fictional project so that students can take home a portfolio of work to show in future interviews.
An outstanding project by Eloise Aitken who joined us for a week long work experience placement – future architect in the making!
Building Visits Day 2019 – The whole team enjoying lunch in the garden of a recently completed project, very kindly hosted by the new owners as a thank-you.
Practice away day 2019 – A day out of the office, a very different approach to business planning.
Rashed Mustafa, Ralph Saull, Dean Lewis (Left to Right) – RIBA Architecture Ambassadors proudly showing the treehouses made by the very talented year 9 DT students at Cheney School Headington.
Steve Simkins, Rogerio Luzente, Philip Waddy (Left to Right) – Presenting the West Waddy ADP award for integrated urban design and architecture at the 2019 Oxford Brookes end of year show.