Part 2 Architectural Assistants

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

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

One of the roles is available on a permanent basis to work as part of our residential team on several exciting projects, including a mixed-use residential tower in London. The successful candidate will join the residential team who are taking these projects forward from planning stages to site.

The second 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 any of the roles, please apply by submitting your CV and Portfolio below.

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