WDA are currently not recruiting.


Western Design Architects are a multi award winning design based practice located near Blandford Forum in Dorset with an emphasis on design excellence. We are a versatile practice designing in both contemporary and traditional styles.


Located in the Dorset countryside, WDA are experienced mainly in the residential, commercial, leisure, agricultural and education sectors with projects mainly across the south coast of the UK. The practice is also an RIBA Registered Conservation Practice.


Please send a covering letter, CV and Portfolio by email to


GDPR: WDA will retain a copy of your CV and enclosed documents for up to 12 months for the consideration of future opportunities. Please state in your covering letter that you give permission for WDA to retain a copy of your CV.


Social Events


As with any close knit team, we regularly enjoy many group activities and social events, both inside and outside of working hours. There are always opportunities to learn and have fun together which ultimately benefits our working environment. 


Work experience


We are always keen to share our knowledge and enthusiasm with the next generation. Throughout the year we have a number of work experience placements available and often mentor students from the local area. Our students regularly leave their placements armed with the necessary skills to start the architectural journey. 


 We are a friendly bunch of likeminded individuals. However due to an ever expanding workload we are always on the lookout for the right person. We seek highly motivated and talented people who can bring something special to our close knit team. Whether you are a professional, student or looking for a summer placement, teamwork is at the heart of our practice. We can offer the right applicant a rewarding and dynamic work environment, giving you the skills and expertise to further your architectural knowledge and career.