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1.61 London is hiring an architect to join its expanding team in London.

1.61 London is a globally accredited and award-winning luxury interior design house and property development firm located in Mayfair, London, specialising in handling various complex, ambitious and discreet residential projects.

The company is significantly growing year on year and experiences high demand both in the UK and globally. Due to this ongoing success, we are now seeking a talented and motivated versatile architect who is excited to work in a small studio with a strong commercial mentality during a period of significant growth.

Job description

The successful candidate will have an innovative approach to design, leadership qualities and a commitment to excellence, coupled with proven technical and construction knowledge. This key role within the business working alongside our creative director and co-founder will involve leading the architectural aspect of our developments in the UK. This candidate will require specific knowledge of planning and construction detailing and be able to put together the necessary drawing packages required throughout all RIBA stages for super prime developments. In addition, the candidate should be able to manage sub-consultants producing the necessary RIBA packages for our developments and ensuring that these packages sit in line with the vision of our creative director.

The candidate will be required to have worked on projects in the UK for at least seven years and be a fully qualified architect.

Reporting to the two directors, you will be required to help lead the design team from an architectural perspective to deliver multiple projects on time and within budget. The position is both operational and client-facing and the work culture is dynamic and fast-paced.

Role responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • full drawing packages created in line with RIBA stages
  • work with planning consultants to deliver thoughtful design details that align with the vision of our developments
  • be able to produce a full tender drawings package
  • manage sub-consultants producing work for our developments and constructively question and develop drawings
  • provide authority, direction and resilience on our projects anticipating potential issues and considering cost implications for design decisions with a particular focus on the external areas of the architecture
  • create plausible designs with detailed solutions that are delightful and deliverable and manage this within the wider team and budget
  • understand and apply all appropriate legislation to a project
  • maintain and protect the integrity of the design concept from our creative director

We are looking for fully qualified candidates with:

  • the ability to be well-organised and reliable
  • excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or equivalent
  • at least seven years’ experience in UK high-end residential projects and drawing packages
  • be able to maintain complete discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • experience working within the luxury sector and super-prime property space
  • excellent AutoCad skills
  • competence in NBS specification
  • strong understanding of all RIBA stages, to allow for the creation of detailed drawing packages

Upon passing probation, candidates can enjoy the following benefits in addition to a competitive salary:

  • membership to luxury gym or private members club
  • lucrative bonus scheme

1.61 London offers competitive salary packages in line with seniority and experience.

Salary: Undisclosed

This position is only available to applicants based in the United Kingdom