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Part 3 architect
at David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects is hiring a Part 3 architect to join its London studio.

David Chipperfield Architects’ London office is looking for experienced architects to work as part of our design teams on a variety of projects. This role requires ARB certification (UK Part 3 or equivalent) and between four to ten years of work experience post-Masters (not including internships or Part 1). Applicants should have experience at a design-focussed practice managing a package/area of a medium or large sized project and be confident with delegating work to others and managing external consultants. You should show an interest in sustainability. You will need to be skilled with using Archicad software.

This role is for qualified architects with a Master’s degree in architecture. If you have not yet graduated from your degree or are a new graduate with limited experience please do not apply to this role, please register for future graduate level vacancies. Part 1 recruitment for 2023 is now closed.

David Chipperfield Architects encourages diversity and welcomes applicants from all genders, backgrounds and beliefs. As part of our efforts to improve representation in the office, we ask that applicants do not include their name and/or photograph from their CV and portfolio to help counteract unconscious bias in the hiring process.

Key responsibilities

Applicants should have a demonstrable interest in design excellence, critical thinking, and the societal and environmental impact of architecture. They should be confident, organised and proactive, with strong design collaboration and research skills and the ability to present and explain their ideas both internally and to clients and external partners. Fluency in English is essential.

Applicants should be skilled in the use of Archicad as well as Rhino, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

Skills, knowledge and expertise

You will need to have experience working on international projects from planning to completion, a recognised UK Part 3 or equivalent degree qualification, a portfolio displaying strong design skills, be confident, organised and pro-active, have the ability to visualise, illustrate and present ideas clearly and be fluent in English.
Skills required: Archicad (required), Photoshop, InDesign, model making and hand drawing.


On top of a competitive salary, David Chipperfield Architects offers staff a wide range of benefits including medical cash insurance plan, pension and parental leave provision, private healthcare, an employee assistance programme, paid professional memberships, training opportunities, cycle-to-work scheme and interest-free TfL season ticket loans.
The practice has an active internal culture that includes talks and events as well as staff diversity groups to promote awareness and equity around gender, LGBTQ+ and racial equality. There is a core hours policy allowing for flexible start/end times to the working day and hybrid working allows staff to work from home some days. An international working policy allows staff to work from abroad for up to 30 days each year.

About David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects is an international architecture studio founded in London in 1985. The practice has developed a strong reputation for expertise in design and for the quality of its work. The practice works across the private and public sectors, with a diverse portfolio that includes celebrated cultural, residential, educational, commercial and civic projects. Offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai, contribute to the wide range of projects and typologies. Together, the four offices drive common architectural ambitions and share a commitment to the collaborative aspect of creating architecture.

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