We are proud of the creative, social and team ethic that makes UMC Architects a great place to work.



Our team is defined by a shared motivation to be the ‘best in class’ and its this sense of competitiveness that’s the driving force for us to continuously improve what we do. Our open-plan offices are all designed to provide a creative environment and encourage interaction and knowledge sharing.


Our people are at the core of the business and we pride ourselves in providing a friendly, supportive culture and inclusive work environment. We also appreciate the power of teamwork. Many of our team started their careers with us and we do all we can to provide the platform which allows growth and development from within.

We work hard to achieve our business objectives, but equally we strive for our employees to enjoy a balanced lifestyle. We seek to maintain an energy and buzz within the office which feeds into the continuous raising of the standard of the work we produce. We provide a weekly yoga class as part of our commitment to staff welfare and fitness. We strongly support the use of cycling for commuting and offer our staff a cycle to work scheme and onsite shower facilities’. We encourage cross team interaction including regular social events and share team nights out and aim to be responsive to the needs of every person.


Learning and development is both encouraged and supported in all areas of the business. We actively encourage skill development by rewarding and promoting personal development and supporting and encouraging continuous improvement in our levels of quality and customer service. We provide our employees with the opportunity to participate in a programme of lunchtime CPD seminars by members of the RIBA CPD network and professional consultants.

We understand the importance of safeguarding our future by mentoring the next generation and actively support local development initiatives via engagement with local schools, colleges and universities providing mentoring opportunities and work experience.


Active support for local communities, businesses and charity events through active participation and charitable donations has always been central to UMC’s values.