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Part 1/2 architectural assistants
at David Kohn Architects

David Kohn Architects is seeking Part 1/2 architectural assistants to join its team in London.

David Kohn Architects is looking to recruit Part 1 and Part 2 architectural assistants to join it’s growing team and work across a number of high-profile and large-scale projects. You will be at the heart of the creation of ambitious projects, guided by architects and colleagues.

Job title: architectural assistant
Location: Camden Town, North London
Applications by: 22nd March 2021

The practice

David Kohn Architects was established in 2007 and has gained an international reputation for the quality of its design. We collaborate with our clients, consultant teams and end users to deliver highly tailored schemes that exceed expectations. We are currently working on major projects including an architecture faculty in Belgium, a university campus in Oxford and creative workspace buildings in Greenwich. Supporting our clients in the drive towards carbon negative futures is an important part of our current and future work.

Key responsibilities and duties

Design development – assisting architects with project delivery including:

  • developing design, testing options, taking part in competition teams
  • liaising with the consultant design team to progress design development
  • contributing and producing minutes for project meetings
  • researching precedents, products and materials
  • compiling project documents
  • producing information, including design drawings, schedules and specification writing
  • making physical models
  • making 3D CAD models
  • producing visualisations

Project and studio support – assisting with the smooth running of the studio including:

  • contributing to staff meetings, including weekly team meetings
  • carrying out general office duties, such as printing, or day-to day correspondence
  • undertaking training as suggested by the practice

Skills/knowledge/qualities required:

  • able to produce significant output efficiently
  • able to act independently and bring creative ideas to design problems
  • demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information
  • able to use common industry software proficiently, including Revit, Vectorworks (2D/ 3D), SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, Rhino, MS Office Suite, Google Document Suite, Mac OS and Microsoft OS
  • good organisational skills with great attention to detail
  • able to adapt and work effectively to changing priorities
  • have completed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in architecture as appropriate

How to apply

Applications should be made through the practice’s online job board at and requires:

  • a cover letter explaining how you meet all the criteria for the post, and why you want to work for DKA
  • CV detailing previous experience and qualifications
  • a portfolio of up to eight sides of A4 showing examples of relevant projects
  • we will only be able to enter into correspondence with shortlisted candidates
  • direct applications, no recruitment agencies please
  • David Kohn Architects is an equal opportunities employer
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