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London, UK
Part 2/newly qualified Part 3
at Baca Architects

Baca Architects has an opportunity for a Part 2 or newly qualified Part 3 to join its busy London office.

The award winning, design and research led practice is offering the chance to get involved in their unique work within flood resilient design. This includes design led projects focusing on floating leisure, residential schemes in areas of flood risk, masterplanning and involvement in national and international competitions. There is an opportunity for the candidate to get involved in the day to day project running of a residential dwelling from RIBA Stage 4 to 6.

The ideal candidate will be a strong designer with previous practice experience (minimum one year post-graduation). Their portfolio must demonstrate outstanding 3D modelling and visualisation skills, work with initiative, and be a good all-rounder. Prior knowledge of Vectorworks is advantageous.

General skills:

  • passionate about the built environment, people and place
  • previous practice experience (minimum one year)
  • good communication skills
  • good drawing skills with the ability to work in three dimensions
  • inventive and imaginative
  • good personal organisation, planning and timekeeping
  • ability to work to deadlines
  • enthusiasm and commitment

Core professional skills required:

  • RIBA accredited qualifications or internationally recognised equivalent
  • high proficiency in written and spoken English with the ability to write in a legal and contractual manner
  • good proficiency with Adobe suite (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) for preparing presentation material
  • excellent proficiency in written and spoken English
  • understanding of the building process, key stages and role of an architect
  • good understanding of procurement process and contract law
  • ability to manage small building projects (up to £1m) from start to completion with occasional supervision by director or other senior staff
  • ability to work on medium to large building projects from start to completion either with regular supervision by director or other senior staff or as part of a team
  • creating building designs and highly detailed drawings both by hand and by using specialist computer-aided design (Vectorworks preferable) applications
  • personal time management throughout the project, preparation of time sheets and reporting to directors.
  • general understanding of the building process, key stages and role of an architect and other team members

Detailed technical skills required:

  • identifying constraining factors such as town planning legislation, environmental impact and project budget
  • preparing architectural designs in 2D and 3D to a high level of proficiency
  • working closely with and managing a team of other professionals such as engineers, quantity surveyors and architectural technologists
  • writing and presenting reports, proposals, tender applications and contracts
  • preparing, submitting and negotiating feasibility studies, detailed planning applications, building regulations and other statutory applications
  • producing detailed working drawings and specifications
  • determining the appropriate materials to be used including understanding building science, waterproofing, U-values etc.
  • specifying the requirements for the project including using the National Building Specification (NBS)
  • making sure the project is running according to schedule and budget.
  • contract administration, reviewing valuations, preparing certificates etc.
  • playing a part in project and team management
  • travelling regularly to building sites, proposed locations and client meetings

Baca is an equal opportunities employer. The starting salary will be negotiated according to professional experience.


If you meet the above criteria email a covering letter expressing your interest in working for Baca, your availability, CV and portfolio via the apply for job button below for the attention of Richard Coutts. We receive a large number of applications and will only be able to contact successful applicants.

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