Part 2 Architectural Assistant

DLA Design
Clerkenwell, London
Competitive salary and company benefits
14 Jan 2019
07 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently looking to recruit a talented Part II Architectural Assistant to join our dynamic team in London, Clerkenwell.

The role is available on a 6 months fixed term employment basis to work as part of our education team on an exciting design-led further education masterplan. The project recently received planning approval and eight buildings are now being progressed as part of a three-phase programme. We are looking for a Part II Architectural Assistant to take these projects forward from Stage 3 through to site. 


  • Prepare develop and edit, under the guidance of the project leader or nominated architect, drawings, images and other project documents.
  • Produce physical models for client meetings and planning consultations.
  • Develop, where required, representations of design options for further discussion and development by the design team.
  • Assist with client liaison and attend design team meetings with other professionals.
  • Preparation of 3D visuals, by hand and/or using relevant software, for use in planning and design documents.
  • A knowledge and interest in building materials, and ability to proactively source materials and samples.
  • Carry out sensitive site analysis, demonstrating an understanding of place, and communicate this effectively in design drawings and diagrams.
  • Develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of DLA Design’s procedures and standards including use of the DLA Business Management System.



Essential: RIBA Part I & II qualification as a minimum. e.g. BA (Hons) Architecture and Diploma in Architecture or equivalent.

Desirable: If recently qualified, RIBA Part III certification or equivalent


Essential: 2-3 years in a UK architectural practice.


Desirable: Revit, InDesign / Photoshop, Sketchup



  • Actively supports and assists colleagues to reach individual and team objectives.


  • Presents work and ideas in a confident and persuasive manner by being fluent in verbal, written and visual communication.

Quality and Client Focus:

  • Strives for quality in all aspects of the role and ensures everything produced is of a high and consistent standard.
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to manage sensitive and sometimes confidential information.

Personal Effectiveness and Learning:

  • Prioritises and organises work effectively to deliver on time, within budget and to the required standard.
  • Uses initiative and actively makes decisions where appropriate.
  • A flexible and open attitude towards new ways of working and commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks and in response to direction or instruction.
  • Uses initiative and actively makes decisions where appropriate.
  • Ability to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally.
  • Self-motivated, with good time management skills and highly organised working methods.
  • Able to prioritise challenging deadlines and work independently on own initiative, whilst also able to take instruction.

Innovation, Creativity and Problem Solving:

  • Is open-minded and actively seeks opportunities for creative problem solving while staying within the parameters of good practice. Generates unique but workable and useful solutions to difficult problems.
  • Has the ability to evidence a good design understanding.

If you are interested in this role, please apply by submitting your CV and Portfolio below.

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