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Senior architect

DKA is looking to appoint a senior architect, with at least three years experience post RIBA Part-III, to join its growing team.

Part-III+ minimum three years experience
Contract type: ongoing and full-time
Salary: competitive, plus benefits
Responsible to: practice associate
Location: Camden Town, north London
Advertised from: 9 October 2017
Applications by: 9 November 2017
Interviews: late November-early December 2017
Start date: January 2017

The Role
DKA is looking to appoint a senior architect, with at least three years experience post RIBA Part-III, to join our growing team to lead a sector within the office, and act as project architect on one of the significant commissions within the sector. Current projects include refurbishments of major London art galleries and museums, a new university campus, a couple of office buildings and several new build houses.

The Practice
David Kohn Architects was established in 2007 and has garnered national and international recognition for the quality of its design and has recently won significant education and arts projects. The practice’s work ranges from collaboration with artists to public spaces, from historic building renovation to urban strategies. Over the next five years, DKA aims to grow organically, continuing to take on larger, more complex projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • lead projects within the sector
  • act as project architect
  • oversee delivery of construction projects within the sector to budget and programme
  • lead in-house team-
  • liaise with clients and design teams
  • fully coordinate RIBA Stage 4 and 5 designs
  • oversee delivery of competitions within the sector within budget

Experience and knowledge:

  • experience leading large, complex projects in the UK
  • experience leading teams through RIBA Stages 1-7
  • experience of coordination on large, complex projects
  • experience of project financial management and budgeting
  • experience working with listed buildings
  • good knowledge of UK procurement and construction
  • strong technical expertise and knowledge of current construction methods

Technical skills:

  • design: excellent design skills
  • construction detailing
  • excellent coordination and organisational skills
  • software: Vectorworks (2D/ 3D), SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, Rhino
  • 3D modelling

How to apply:

Applications should be made simultaneously in hard copy and by applying below, and include the following:

  • 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
  • up to four sides of A4 showing images and drawings of key previous projects and personal work

Post or hand deliver hard copy to: Alice Dell’Orco, David Kohn Architects, Bedford House, 125–133 Camden High Street, London NW1 7JR. Mark as ‘senior architect recruitment’;

Address any queries to Alice Dell’Orco by email: [email protected]
Deadline for applications is 5th November 2017
We will only be able to enter into correspondence with shortlisted candidates.

David Kohn Architects is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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