Stride Treglown is an established employee owned architectural practice who are placed in the top 15 practices in the AJ100.
They have regional offices throughout the UK including Birmingham, London, Cardiff, Manchester and their head office in Bristol. With a wide range of experienced staff working across all sectors, Stride Treglown works on a variety of interesting projects from ports to higher education builds. In the summer issue of AT Journal, the multi-disciplinary practice was ranked second in a list of employers recognised for its investment in employing Chartered Architectural Technologists.
The remit of a Chartered Architectural Technologist at Stride Treglown is siginificant. Here, they can run projects or work as a key part of a team, involved in both the design and technical delivery of projects. Anthony Walsh MCIAT, Divisional Director, has been key to the promotion and value offered by the Technologist role, ensuring that they become integral in internal design reviews advising on technical considerations before critical project milestones such as planning and construction.
The practice places great value on their Chartered Members. Karyn Williams MCIAT, a Senior Associate Technologist – who has mentored several individuals with their applications for Chartered Membership – says support radiates outwards from the board of directors who have a clear understanding of the importance of the Chartered Architectural Technologist's role. The practice is keen to see more of its staff reach Chartered Membership – it offers applicants time off to prepare and support extends to cover membership, application fees, mentoring guidance and mock interview processes.
Both Karyn and Anthony are also keen to 'accelarate the numbers' of Chartered professionals in the industry and encourage new interest at a grass roots level in an Architectural Technology career.