Life at Foster + Partners

Campus life

Our London studio has a range of onsite facilities including a library with over 50,000 publications, archive, materials research centre, world-class model workshops, photography studios, reprographics centre and a café. The café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner alongside all-day drinks and snacks, with special afternoon treats baked onsite each day. The Hub is a dedicated space for discussions, lunchtime lectures, post-work events or just to have a cup of coffee.

The studio is next to Battersea Park – a great place for a post-lunch stroll. We have several sports clubs that meet regularly from football, golf and tennis to climbing and an annual sailing regatta. There are onsite shower facilities and secure areas to keep bicycles, with regular bicycle repair workshops.

Our winter and summer parties are an integral part of our annual social calendar, along with the Graduate Show, Partners’ Gathering, Open House and outdoor drinks every Friday throughout the summer.

Learning and Development opportunities

We provide comprehensive in-person and online training for all employees across the globe, with a selection of formal and informal programmes and workshops.

Our award-winning programme includes:

Personal development

We offer interactive courses on various aspects of personal development including improving self-effectiveness, presentation and influencing skills, as well as management and leadership development.

Educational development

The Professional Practice Academy (PPA) is a dedicated focus on helping those who want to qualify as architects in UK. The practice is also part of the Trailblazer group for architecture apprenticeships in the UK, offering students the chance to work and study at the same time.

Technical development

New starters receive a technical skills induction during their first week. This allows people time to adjust to the environment, understand processes and enables them to work effectively from the first day. In addition, we run regular software courses and bespoke training programmes throughout the year.

Continuous professional development

Whether you are interested in moving overseas to gain experience on an international assignment or change roles within the practice, there are opportunities for all. We host CPD sessions covering specialist subjects led by industry experts and organise motivational talks on inspirational subject matters. We also support professional subscriptions and qualifications to help you further your career.


We provide a wide range of rewards including, life assurance, income protection, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, sport and social events, insurance, attractive discounts and the opportunity to join our company pension scheme. We provide annual health checks for blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol and lung health, alongside regular wellbeing sessions, including reflexology and massages.

Employer accreditations

Careers at Foster + Partners

We are always looking for exceptional people to join our innovative, international team. The culture of the practice is open and dynamic and we welcome the very best talent to join us.

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