RCKa – Senior Architect

RCKa has an exciting opportunity for a project architect with a minimum of 3 years’ post Part III UK experience.  

We are looking for the right person to join our friendly and collaborative London studio to deliver a wide range of innovative residential and community schemes.

A track record of leading a team and delivering projects of £1m+ through all project stages, from inception to completion, is essential.

Revit competence is desirable.

How to Apply

Please send a brief CV and portfolio in PDF format only to jobs@rcka.co.uk.

Emails should be less than 5Mb in size. ZIP, RAR files and links to Dropbox etc. will not be assessed.

Alternatively, please send a hard copy of the above documents to:

RCKa architects
16-24 Underwood Street
London N1 7JQ

Unfortunately we are unable to return hard copies of applications unless a stamped-addressed envelope is included.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

RCKa is an equal opportunities employer, and abides by the London Practice Forum Principles & Ethical Charter.

Stitch – Part II Architectural Assistant

Stitch is looking for a full time Part II Architectural assistant to join our team in London.

Salary: £25,500 – £30,500 per annum commensurate with experience

Start Date: May 2021

We are a studio of architects and urban designers working on a range of interesting housing, town centre regeneration and mixed-use projects in London. We work across all RIBA stages for varied clients from large developers to housing associations and local authorities. Our projects range from strategic masterplans for large areas of urban industrial land, to small clusters of finely crafted homes on back land sites, with dialogue-led regeneration being a central focus in our design approach to complex urban projects.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a housing led architectural practice with a proactive and collaborative approach to design. You need to have good organisational and communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English. Proficiency in Vectorworks and/or Revit with strong design, CAD and visualisation skills is a must.

Stitch is an accredited London Living Wage and equal opportunities employer. We are keen to receive application from a diverse range of candidates and actively encourage applications from under-represented groups.

To apply please submit a covering letter, CV and digital portfolio to office@stitcharchitects.co.uk (max 5MB) with the subject line ‘Part II Architectural Assistant’. Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK and be able to travel to our London office (remote working due to Covid 19 to be determined).

We Made That – Senior Urban Designer / Architectural Assistant / Studio & Bid Coordinator

Are you driven by wanting to help create equitable cities through incisive research and impactful projects? One of these three positions could be for you:

Senior Urban Designer (Projects Leader)

The ideal candidate will be responsible for delivering masterplans and area strategies at a range of scales across the capital and the UK and will be responsible for leading small project teams. Job description here.

Architectural Assistant (Part I/II)

The ideal candidate will have a desire to work on urban-scale strategies, participative co-design projects and early stages of architectural project development. Job description here.

Studio and Bid Coordinator

The ideal candidate would have previous public sector bidding experience and enjoy a collaborative environment alongside a highly motivated team of architects, urban designers, researchers and admin staff. Job description here.

Deadline for applications is 18th April 2021. See more information in each of the job descriptions.

We Made That is London Living Wage accredited and an equal opportunities employer. We are keen that our practice reflects the diversity of communities we design for, and welcome and encourage applications from under-represented groups.

ZCD Architects – New Team Member: Masterplanning & Engagement

ZCD Architects would like to recruit a new team member to help with our child friendly urban design and engagement work. We are looking for someone with masterplanning, regeneration and engagement experience on major projects, who has worked with developers and/or local authorities. You will know about our work, enjoy thinking strategically and imaginatively and be good at listening and talking to residents and stakeholders.

You will have excellent skills in urban design, policy, report writing and bidding and have experience working with local communities. Previous engagement with young people is not essential but you will be ready and confident about working with this age group.

Graphic skills, Adobe suite and working knowledge of CAD are important.

Due to the nature of the work, there will be occasional evening and weekend work, for which you will be given time off in lieu. We will consider part time or flexible working hours applications. Salary will reflect your level of experience.

This is an exciting opportunity and a key role to help us take this fast-growing side of our practice forward.

Please send a CV with two examples of projects that demonstrate your experience to: jobs@zcdarchitects.co.uk

The deadline for applications is Sunday 28th March

IF_DO – Project Architect

IF_DO is looking for an experienced project architect to join its team in London.

Established in 2014, IF_DO is dedicated to creating projects with a positive impact on users, the environment and the surrounding community. The practice was named as one of the Architects’ Journal’s 40 under 40 in December 2020.

The position requires a talented designer with the ability, skills and motivation to act as an independent job-running architect, overseeing an assistant or small team. It will require the ability to successfully coordinate and engage with the design team, communicate ideas to a variety of audiences, and resolve technical and construction challenges. The successful candidate will be a design-led motivated architect that can deliver high-quality projects.

We are keen to receive applications from a diverse range of candidates, and actively encourage applications from women and people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented throughout the construction industry.

The role will involve work on a significant infrastructure projects from RIBA Stage 3, and as such significant experience of the later RIBA Stages – detailed design and through to taking a project on to site – is essential.

Required skills and experience

  • RIBA part 3 (or equivalent qualification)
  • three to five years post-Part 3 experience and be ARB registered
  • very strong design and detailing skills
  • strong visualisation skills – preferably using Sketch-Up, Rhino V-Ray, and Photoshop
  • experience across all RIBA work stages (particularly working at RIBA Stages 4 and 5 in the UK)
  • experience working effectively with clients and consultant teams
  • technical expertise (including complex coordination) and knowledge of current construction methods
  • experience of UK regulatory framework including building regulations, and CDM
  • experience of procurement processes
  • strong project management skills
  • experience in managing a small team
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • proficiency in Vectorworks and Revit preferred

Attributes

  • effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • good communication and presentation skills
  • excellent time management, organisation, planning and attention to detail
  • ability to multitask while working under pressure
  • ability to think creatively and problem solve through design
  • professional and ‘can-do’ attitude

How to apply

The application should include:

  • a completed application form which can be downloaded here
  • a brief cover letter/email setting out the reason why you want to work at IF_DO
  • your CV
  • a sample portfolio as a pdf attachment
  • please also complete the IF_DO Diversity Monitoring Form here

Applications are to be made via the ‘apply’ link below.

Attachments should not exceed 10MB. We do not accept applications by post. Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only be in contact should you be invited to interview.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and be able to start immediately.

Remuneration is dependent upon experience (and in line with RIBA scales).

IF_DO is an equal opportunities employer.

www.ifdo.co

David Kohn Architects – Studio & Bid Co-ordinator

The Role

David Kohn Architects is looking to recruit a studio and bid co-ordinator to support the practice’s administration and new business functions. The role is diverse and includes aspects of HR, finance, marketing and facilities management. You will report to senior staff and liaise with all studio members, external consultants and project stakeholders. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual interested in working in a creative studio environment and playing a key part in creating the conditions for producing excellent design work.

The Practice

David Kohn Architects was established in 2007 and has gained an international reputation for the quality of its design. We collaborate with our clients, consultant teams and end users to deliver highly tailored schemes that exceed expectations. We are currently working on major projects including an architecture faculty in Belgium, a university campus in Oxford and creative workspace buildings in Greenwich. Supporting our clients in the drive towards carbon negative futures is an important part of our current and future work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Acting as studio front-of-house, communicating the studio’s values to clients and collaborators;
  • Supporting the directors and team leaders in both practice and project administration;
  • Liaising with the studio’s HR consultants and co-ordinating recruitment, onboarding, offboarding, staff reviews, field trips and social events;
  • Liaising with the studio’s accountants and bookkeeper to ensure all day-to-day financial matters are up-to-date and attend to queries;
  • Co-ordinate the studio’s bids, marketing materials, website and social media presence;
  • Managing the studio facilities, resources, library and archives;
  • Supporting the Director with diary management and travel arrangements.

Experience and Knowledge 

  • At least three years working in a similar administrative role in a creative industry;
  • Previous experience within an architecture practice is preferable but not essential;
  • Experience of working in a business of at least ten people, requiring co-ordination of staff engagement with HR, finance, marketing and facilities;
  • Experience of website CRM systems and online marketing tools;
  • Knowledge of architecture and arts through personal interest desirable.

Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to engage and motivate colleagues;
  • Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written;
  • Capacity to multi-task, prioritise effectively and work to deadlines;
  • Sensitivity to graphic and presentation design in relation to marketing and bid materials;
  • Financial literacy ranging from invoicing to budget management;
  • Ability to take initiative in establishing office systems;
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of attention to detail;
  • High IT literacy in MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Confident, affable and open to working in a dynamic, changing environment.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and performance related bonus;
  • Profit share bonus scheme;
  • Competitive workplace pension;
  • Training (formal and informal);
  • Annual office trip (COVID permitting);
  • Tickets to evening lectures (COVID permitting);
  • Friday lunches and evening drinks (COVID permitting).

How to Apply

Applications should be made through the practice’s online job board at https://davidkohn.bamboohr.com/jobs/ and requires:

  • A cover letter explaining how you meet all the criteria for the post, and why you want to work for DKA;
  • CV detailing previous experience and qualifications;
  • A portfolio of up to eight sides of A4 showing examples of relevant work eg bids/ graphic material;
  • We will only be able to enter into correspondence with shortlisted candidates;
  • Direct applications, no recruitment agencies please;
  • David Kohn Architects is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

David Kohn Architects – Senior Architect

The Role

David Kohn Architects is looking to recruit a senior architect to lead a high-profile project and to drive the studio’s broader development. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with the ability to lead the successful delivery of a major (c£60M construction) civic project initially to planning over the next year. There is the opportunity to become a key member of the practice, leading on the delivery of projects more widely and contributing to the direction of the business.

The Practice

David Kohn Architects was established in 2007 and has gained an international reputation for the quality of its design. We collaborate with our clients, consultant teams and end users to deliver highly tailored schemes that exceed expectations. We are currently working on major projects including an architecture faculty in Belgium, a university campus in Oxford and creative workspace buildings in Greenwich. Supporting our clients in the drive towards carbon negative futures is an important part of our current and future work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead project team, stakeholders and consultants effectively on mixed use development across all RIBA stages, with a strong emphasis on collaborative design and performing to targets;
  • Advocate for carbon negative futures at all stages of the project and benchmark design development against targets;
  • Build relationship with a key client to ensure continuity through project stages and further collaborations;
  • Embody and contribute to the studio’s identity and design ethos;
  • Work closely with directors and inspire success in others to provide the scope and deliverables within agreed resources and timeframe;
  • Lead and contribute to new business acquisition through bids, design competitions, industry and public engagement.

Experience and Knowledge 

  • You will have proven experience, five to ten years or more, including delivering similar projects (mixed use including retail and public realm) in scale and complexity, of at least £40m construction value;
  • Your experience will include UK processes and standards;
  • You will be commercially astute, having delivered projects within constraints such as agreed timescales, construction cost and internal resource budget;
  • A sensitive and rigorous approach to brief development, design and materiality supported by a portfolio of the highest quality;
  • Strong presentation skills with an emphasis on hand sketching;
  • A knowledge of architectural history, the work of David Kohn Architects and the practice’s design approach.

Skills

  • You will be a confident leader with excellent interpersonal skills and thrive in leadership roles.
  • You will be highly organized, be able to prioritise both the design team’s and your own internal team’s work to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • You will be able to communicate complex issues, verbally, in writing, and through drawings and models, to different audiences;
  • You can develop creative solutions such that the interests of different stakeholders are appropriately addressed;
  • You are able to hand draw ideas, plans and details confidently in design discussions;
  • You understand physical model-making and are able to direct the team to explore ideas efficiently.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and performance related bonus;
  • Profit share bonus scheme;
  • Competitive workplace pension;
  • Training (formal and informal);
  • Annual office trip (COVID permitting);
  • Tickets to evening lectures (COVID permitting);
  • Friday lunches and evening drinks (COVID permitting).

How to Apply

Applications should be made through the practice’s online job board at https://davidkohn.bamboohr.com/jobs/ and requires:

  • A cover letter explaining how you meet all the criteria for the post, and why you want to work for DKA; 
  • CV detailing previous experience and qualifications;
  • A portfolio of up to eight sides of A4 showing examples of relevant projects;
  • We will only be able to enter into correspondence with shortlisted candidates; 
  • Direct applications, no recruitment agencies please;
  • David Kohn Architects is an Equal Opportunities Employer. 

Morris+Co – Project / Senior Architects

Morris+Company is seeking the highest calibre Senior Architects and Experienced Project Architects to work on a range of exciting large scale and complex urban regeneration projects across London. Our project pipeline is one with an emphasis on collaboration and open dialogue with project partners, consultant experts, stakeholders and community groups.

We are seeking dynamic and team focussed candidates from a broad and diverse background to build upon new and established client relationships, to lead and mentor teams, and direct the delivery of the highest standards of work. Candidates will need to demonstrate a strong conceptual language, with exceptional design skills, and an exemplar technical knowledge set with evidence of the delivery and execution of complex and demanding projects.

About Us

Making architecture is an adventure better done in company.

Morris+Company is a company of architects. We are listeners, makers, curators, narrators, experimenters and innovators. We are bold activists and obsessive fabricators. And we are connected by our love of making buildings. Our work is the product of craft and humanity.

The skill of making buildings may be specialist but human experience is universal, and it is from that experience that our architecture grows. People love, live, work, are born and die in our buildings; we bring them into being and leave them to become themselves. Our buildings are the result of rich and constructive discourse with our clients. Our methodology is inquisitive, explorative and powerful, and gives us new perspectives on a brief. We are dedicated to making architecture for mutual profit, whether that’s environmental, social, economic or cultural.

Guided by a collective responsibility to the planet, we aim to bring about positive change for every person who experiences, commissions or designs our buildings. We make buildings for developers, schools, private companies, housing associations, local authorities, families, community groups and charities, and the people that use them range from white-collar workers to the hidden homeless.

About the Role

As a Senior Architect and/or Experienced Project Architect with Morris+Company, you will be responsible for effectively managing complex projects and project teams to ensure they meet the highest expectations of our clients alongside our practice standards. You will be expected to encourage a diversity of ideas and approaches whilst exploring creative, value-added solutions and opportunities at every stage of each project, and with each team.

You will also be responsible for assisting in the negotiation of fees and terms of engagement, improving project management processes, ensuring plans are communicated and work is resourced adequately, ensuring the effective utilisation of the team. You will have successfully delivered a broad range of medium to large scale projects across a number of diverse locations, at both a conceptual and documentation level through to built outcomes. You will exemplify a strong cultural ethos and be committed to the continuous nurturing of a design focussed creative culture, one built upon equity, diversity and inclusivity.  

About You

You will be a team player, a strong communicator and avid listener. You will be a leader, bringing your extensive experience of working at every stage of the design process on many complex project typologies of varying scale and location. You will demonstrate the highest standards, upon the most challenging projects. You will bring an extraordinary skill set, and help drive the practice through its own transformational change, contributing fully to our forward looking VISION for practice.

Your Core Skills

  • Experience of complex and large scale urban planning projects
  • Experience in design and delivery from concept to detail, to construction
  • Exemplar knowledge of urban regulations and operational procedure
  • Critical understanding of the importance of place-making in planning and developmental
  • Excellent design and technical skills
  • Strong project management experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A hands-on and team focussed approach
  • Self-disciplined and confident in complex dynamics
  • Revit proficiency critical

To Apply

Include

  • Short statement of interest (no more than 500 words)
  • CV
  • Short-form portfolio

Morris+Company is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and so we actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

Turner Works – Part 1 Architectural Assistant

Turner Works is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Part 1 to join its team.

It welcomes applications from candidates with excellent visualisation and model making skills. The position is for an initial 3 month contract with a view to extending it depending on workload. It is flexible about start dates but ideally like someone to start at the beginning of February.

If you’d like an opportunity to get experience working on a variety of projects please send your CV and portfolio to opportunities@turner.works with ‘Part 1 January 2021’ in the subject title. No need for a detailed cover letter.
Closing date for applications is Friday 22 January.

To find out more about the practice and its work go to www.turner.works

Turner works is an equal opportunities and London Living Wage accredited employer.