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GPAD is hiring an architect to join its team in London.

GPAD is an award-winning architecture practice focused on the people we work with and those who interact with the buildings we help design. GPAD has delivered a variety of projects across a range of sectors including housing, private residential, offices, and mixed-use developments.

The practice has several projects moving through planning and into construction, therefore the successful candidate will gain quick exposure to construction and detailed design.

We’re looking for an ambitious, experienced architect who wants to join a fast-paced growing practice and is looking to gain exposure to a range of different projects. Experience in either technical packages and/or interior design will be advantageous. Someone with the confidence and experience to run their own jobs, whilst contributing to other large-scale projects within the team.

Experience and qualifications

Good practice experience and/or Part 3 qualified

Key responsibilities:

  • understand and develop a brief and grasp the key drivers behind a project
  • develop and produce drawings, sketches, diagrams, images and other documents relating to design that communicate the design and/or technical construction information
  • undertake plan checks to ensure maintenance of high standards of project delivery
  • solid technical understanding of buildings and construction details, planning policies, building regulations/codes, general procurement and project stages and the processes within each stage
  • lead projects, both internally and externally, at all stages of procurement, making key decisions and driving a project in response to the brief and drivers, keeping this central to the project. This includes taking ownership of project meetings and speaking up in relation to design elements

Essential skills and qualities:

  • excellent creative design capabilities
  • strong understanding of construction methods
  • think of creative solutions to problems
  • produce technical detailing
  • strong capabilities with Vectorworks and SketchUp
  • ability to work well and calmly under pressure and meet deadlines
  • commercial awareness in relation to project costs and impacts on design, also fee budgets and time spent on projects
  • ability to present, communicate and discuss ideas openly and to take constructive criticism positively
  • demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks
  • self-motivated, committed and driven
  • ability to learn and adapt and work well in a team
  • excellent written and spoken English

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