JTP is an international placemaking practice of architects and masterplanners, specialising in harnessing human energy to create new places and breathe life into existing ones.
JTP is an award-winning international placemaking practice of architects and masterplanners, with extensive experience of delivering successful projects for both public and private sectors throughout the UK, Europe, Russia and the Middle East.
We are passionate about placemaking, but we know that unless places answer the real needs of those who use them, they engage no one. It is only when buildings and spaces respond to people’s needs that they can truly be called a place.
We specialise in harnessing human energy by using participatory techniques pioneered and honed over two decades, to build collaborative visions for our projects with the very people who will go on to use them.
From our studios in London and Edinburgh, we undertake placemaking projects at every scale – cities to towns, neighbourhoods to streets, individual buildings to the spaces in between buildings – creating new places and breathing life into old ones. We approach all our projects through a process of understanding, engaging and creating, which together we call Collaborative Placemaking. This means putting people at the heart of the creative process, unearthing the real needs of a community, empowering stakeholders, creating goodwill, inspiring community spirit and building consensus.
Our unique approach has received high praise, recognised with over 200 design awards over the past twenty years. In 2019, JTP was named Building Design's Best Architect Employer of the Year and AJ100 Employer of the Year. More recently, we were listed in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For in 2020.