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HLA Vacancy - Maternity Cover

Recently Qualified Architect (Maternity Cover)


Helen Lucas Architects are looking for an experienced ARB registered Architect for their busy practice based in Marchmont, Edinburgh.  This position is full time and is to cover a period of Maternity Leave.


We are ideally looking for an Architect with 1-3 years’ experience of job running across all work stages.  Previous experience of working with Listed Buildings and private domestic clients is essential.  Use of Vectorworks, Sketchup and Adobe Suite would be advantageous.


Please email your CV and examples of work, including photographs of completed projects and construction drawings to:


Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, please no Agencies.


Please note this position is a Maternity Cover, potentially starting in October for a maximum period of 12 months.

The Fat Pony

We are delighted to announce that works at Bread Street are almost complete. Keep your eyes peeled for The Fat Pony, a new wine bar opening to the public in the very near future. Almost all of the elements in the bar are bespoke and crafted locally; from the Douglas Fir shuttering and mild steel detailing, to the fabric panelling and folded metal light fittings . The Fat Pony will offer a unique selection of wines, charcuterie, small plates and more.


HLA Runs for IFDAS

On the 28th May, Helen Lucas Architects will be taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, raising money for Independence from Drugs and Alcohol Scotland (IFDAS). Split into 3 relay teams, we have a total of 12 runners. If you would like to support these efforts, please donate to the cause below.



Wester Coates Planning

HLA are delighted to have received Planning Permission for an attic extension at a house in the Coltbridge and Wester Coates Conservation Area. The property was previously extended for the same owners by Helen Lucas Architects in 2009.

Greenhill Planning

HLA are delighted to have received Planning permission and Listed Building Consent for the renovation and extension of a B-listed Victorian villa in the Merchiston and Greenhill Conservation Area. Extending into an unused existing void space, the proposal strives to reorganise the villa to adapt to the needs of modern living; a generous kitchen-dining space overlooks the leafy front garden, whilst new decking and openings accentuate the relationship between the house and the redesigned rear garden.


A quadripartite window to the front elevation is composed to match the existing fenestration; the verticality and generous proportions are a contemporary articulation of the original early Victorian facade.