Team Empowerment


At Holland Harvey, our commitment to fostering an inclusive, supportive, and dynamic work environment lies at the core of our values. We believe that our team’s professional growth and personal well-being are pivotal to our success. Our array of initiatives, ranging from professional development programmes to well-being policies, illustrates our dedication to creating not just a workplace but a thriving community.

Pedalos at Victoria Park

Cultivating Professional Growth

Our training initiatives are designed to nurture the development of every team member. We offer a robust postgraduate programme that provides financial support, paid study days, and a mentorship programme. This initiative is inclusive of both our architectural staff and non-architectural personnel, demonstrating our holistic approach to career development. For instance, one of our team members is currently pursuing an MBA, supported by the studio.

Further enhancing our team’s skills, we have engaged experts like Satwinder Samra from Sheffield University, who provided invaluable training to improve our presentation skills. This training aims to forge deeper connections with our audience and enable our staff to showcase their work in the best light.

Present Better workshop with Satwinder Samra

New fabric collections CPD in the studio

A Thriving Studio Culture

Our studio culture is deeply rooted in respect, creativity, and happiness. Regular activities such as biweekly Friday lunches cooked by team members, and our ‘adopt a plant’ policy, are not just fun; they foster a sense of camaraderie and responsibility. These gatherings and policies make our studio a vibrant space filled with collaboration and learning.

Additionally, our annual outings and trips, like the recent excursion to Lille and Ghent, are designed to strengthen team bonds and enhance our understanding of each other and the places we explore together.

Studio lunch on a Friday

Studio trip to Ghent in 2022

Dinner at Bloempot in Lille

Championing Equality

Diversity and inclusion are more than just buzzwords at Holland Harvey; they are integral to our operations and ethos. With 67% of our staff and 60% of our senior management team identifying as women, we are proud to be leaders in promoting gender equality in the architectural field.

Our commitment extends beyond internal policies to active engagement with community initiatives that promote social mobility and diversity, such as collaborating with local schools and councils.

Young leaner during her week of work experience in the studio

Prioritising Well-Being and Work-Life Balance

Recognising the diverse needs of our team, we offer flexible working policies that allow our staff to tailor their work schedules to fit their personal lives. Our Blended Working Policy supports work-from-home options, flexible hours, and even the opportunity to work from different locations.

We are also proactive about mental health, providing resources and support to ensure our studio is a safe space for open discussions. Our Thoughtful Communication policy underpins this, ensuring all interactions are respectful and considerate.

Bike2Work scheme

Day out at Hackney City Farm

Looking Ahead

At Holland Harvey, we are continually evolving, driven by our commitment to improvement and innovation. By supporting every team member's journey, fostering a supportive culture, and leading by example in equality and well-being, we are setting new standards in the architectural industry. Our doors are always open for talented individuals who share our vision of a progressive workplace.

Join us in shaping the future of architecture, where every day is an opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute to a vibrant community.