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Part 1 architectural assistant
at Gibson Thornley

Gibson Thornley is seeking a Part 1 architectural assistant to join its team in London.

We are looking for a Part 1 architectural assistant to work on projects across a variety of sectors. Our current projects include the refurbishment of listed buildings, cultural buildings, office retrofits, new build life sciences and schools.

The intended start date is March-April 2024.
Please include details of notice periods/availability in your application.

Role and responsibilities

Part I architectural assistants will contribute to the design of buildings, other structures and interiors, and the delivery of projects across all RIBA work stages. You will typically work as part of a project team; supporting the design and technical aspects of projects. You will work closely with architects and Part 2 architectural assistants to produce drawings, visualisations and models, conduct research and assist with the preparation of planning applications and submittals.

Skills and qualification

We require that you have completed your RIBA Part 1 qualification, or overseas equivalent, and have the right to work in the UK.

Required skills are listed below:

  • basic knowledge of the process of a project
  • working knowledge in Revit, and Enscape preferably
  • experience in Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • adept in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • clear and effective design, presentational and report writing skills
  • articulate and excellent written and spoken English
  • rigorous approach to design
  • excellent visual and graphic presentation skills
  • an aptitude for model-making and an eye for detail
  • well-organised with a proactive attitude
  • able to work well both as part of a team or autonomously


  • experience as a Part 1 architectural assistant in a UK practice or other relevant place of work is preferred, but not essential

Studio and culture

We are an award-winning practice working from our studio in Shoreditch. Our approach is shaped by our ambition to make good buildings that meet their purpose happily. We want our buildings to be connected by their sense of welcome: they are clear to read, rich in content and unfold to their users with enjoyment. We actively engage with communities – whether residents, visitors, employees and co-consultants – to espouse and enhance our projects and we believe this delivers a sense of ownership, creating buildings that contribute to the common good.

How to apply

Please submit your application in PDF format via the ‘apply for job’ button below Applications should comprise a CV and work sample (maximum eight pages) that documents clearly how you meet the requirements of the role. Please submit no files larger than 10MB.

Deadline: 8 March 2024.

No agencies, please.

We are an equal opportunities employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups in the profession. Equality, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our team and we believe our studio should be truly representative of all sectors of society.

Salary: Undisclosed
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