Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt are looking to recruit Architects and Part 2's for our 2 studios!

Basingstoke, Hampshire
29 Mar 2017
29 Apr 2017
Job (Function)
Architect, Part 2
Contract Type
Full Time

Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt is proud to be the winner of the Young Architect of the Year Award for 2017.

Based in Basingstoke and London, we are an award-winning progressive, creative and pragmatic architectural studio with a breadth of experience across many sectors and building types.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Architect, with a minimum of 3-5 years post Part 3 experience, ideally with exposure to Residential and Educational projects as well as qualified Part 2 Architectural Assistants.

Salary for each role is competitive, dependent on experience and in line with RIBA recommendations.  The roles are full time, 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 9am until 6pm with 1hr lunch break).

We offer a competitive holiday allowance, contributory pension, healthcare after 2 years, payment of ARB (for Architects) and full training and mentoring package with funding progression towards Part 3 studies (for Architectural Assistants).

Responsibilities for both roles:

  • Management of small-medium sized projects across all RIBA stages from concept to completion
  • Prepare and develop surveys, plans, specifications, drawings, models, images and other documents relating to the design
  • Liaise with members of the external design team and other associated organisations or companies
  • Thorough knowledge of and compliance with ACG procedures and standards
  • Carrying out work in accordance with the ARB Code of Practice
  • Producing detailed drawings
  • Continually developing professional skill set and knowledge to ensure competence for projects
  • Documenting own work conscientiously (maintain log sheets – Architectural Assistant)

Plus responsibilities for Architects only:

  • Take responsibility as the team leader for specific areas of the design and project development
  • Involvement in business development activities (networking, attending professional events, representing practice etc); able to recognise and respond to potential opportunities, informing directors as appropriate.
  • Winning, leading and overseeing multiple projects; supervising and tutoring junior staff
  • Working with the Project Director to set out budget and costs
  • Working with the Project Director to set out project specific criteria for success, including deadlines and resources
  • Contributing to setting and articulating design philosophy and practice values
  • Planning and delivering client presentations
  • Attending regular meetings with clients, contractors and consultants, authorities etc.
  • Project management and helping to coordinate information
  • Assist in the co-ordination of the internal design team

Required Skills / Experience:


  • Architects and Part 2’s:  Masters in Architecture
  • Architects: At least 3-5-year’s post RIBA Part 3 experience
  • Live within 1 hours commute of Basingstoke or London
  • Able to demonstrate ability to undertake the above responsibilities
  • Ability to understand and formulate design decisions and present for discussion
  • Ability to use a variety of media in the development and documentation of a design project, with good working knowledge of CAD systems
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work independently and as part of an effective team, assisting and supporting team members
  • Flexible attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly presentable and professional manner
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook and Excel 2015)
  • Sociable, outgoing character with a good work ethic
  • Able to react to a fast paced environment, good time management and attention to detail.
  • Ability to assist in the management of architectural assistants on the team


  • Residential and/or educational design experience
  • Site experience
  • Working knowledge of Vectorworks, Sketchup, and InDesign
  • Previous experience with Apple MACs advantageous

This description reflects the core activities of the role but it is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties within the studio may be required in addition to changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time. There is a requirement for the post holder to recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work. Job descriptions will be reviewed regularly and where necessary revised in accordance with organisational needs. Any major changes will be discussed with the post holder.


Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.


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