Experienced Part 2/Part 3 Architect & Part 2 Architectural Assistant

London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary commensurate with experience + bonus
03 Sep 2018
03 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Openstudio Architects, based in central London, has openings for two positions: an experienced Part 2 or Part 3 qualified project architect with a minimum of 3 years post Part 2 UK experience (including site experience); and a recently qualified Part 2 architectural assistant with a minimum of 1 year UK post Part 2 experience.
We are looking for outstanding candidates who have both an excellent academic track record and a passion for delivering all aspects of their work to an exceptional level.
We are a studio with a diverse range and scale of projects which delivers excellence with a team of people who collaborate happily and effectively. We expect meticulous work, productivity, focus, care and attention to detail, quick thinking and positivity.
It is an advantage if you have the following:

  • Familiarity with Apple Macs and Vectorworks
  • Excellent presentation and graphic skills with good knowledge of: Photoshop, Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Word and Excel

Short-listed candidates will be asked to prepare a brief design statement in advance of an interview. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
For both Part 2 assistant and Part 2/3 Project architect/assistant role

  • Have experience with high quality design projects: both refurbishment work and new-build
  • Have excellent understanding of, and appreciation for, materials and detailing
  • Have excellent communication skills: verbal, visual and written, including fluent English
  • Have the ability to work as both part of a team and also independently
  • Have the flexibility to be able to apply themselves to several projects at once
  • Have the ability to take responsibility for and check their own work
  • Have a positive approach to a diverse and varied workload
  • Have outstanding design and presentation skills, for both building delivery and competition submissions

Part 2 architectural assistant role:

  • Part 2 qualified with minimum 1 year work experience in the UK
  • Familiarity with UK Building Regulations and national standards
  • Work with and report to Architect director and other colleagues
  • Preparing information for presentation to planners, clients and consultants
  • Preparing packages of technical information for construction

Project Architect Part 3/Experienced Part 2 assistant role:

  • Experienced Part 2 or Part 3 qualified ideally with a good knowledge of construction and UK Building Regulations and national standards, as well as site experience
  • Working with and reporting to the Architect Director
  • Managing the work of more junior colleagues
  • Preparing information for presentation to planners, clients and consultants
  • Collaborating with consultants and co-ordinating and communicating directly with the team and clients
  • Attending consultant and client meetings
  • Undertaking the production of sub-contract tender packages, including drawings and specifications
  • Liaising with sub-contractors to ensure understanding of the work required, as well as reviewing proposals
  • Liaising with site managers to resolve on site issues
  • Conducting regular site visits to check accuracy and quality of work carried out
  • Producing developed technical design information

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