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Senior architect
at IF_DO

IF_DO is looking for an experienced senior architect to join its team in London.

Established in 2014, IF_DO is dedicated to creating projects with a positive impact on users, the environment and the surrounding community. The practice was named as one of the Architects’ Journal’s 40 under 40 in December 2020.

The position requires a talented designer with the ability, skills and motivation to act as a leader, overseeing an assistant or small team working on multiple projects. It will require the ability to successfully coordinate and engage with the design team, communicate ideas to a variety of audiences and resolve technical and construction challenges. The successful candidate will be a design-led architect that can deliver high-quality projects.

The role will involve work on a number of complex projects and  significant experience of RIBA Stages 4 to 7, including contract administration expertise, is essential.

Required skills and experience:

  • RIBA part 3 or equivalent qualification
  • five-plus years post-Part 3 experience and be ARB registered
  • very strong design and detailing skills
  • strong visualisation skills
  • experience across all RIBA work stages, particularly working at RIBA Stages 4 and 5 in the UK
  • experience working effectively with clients and consultant teams
  • technical expertise, including complex coordination, and knowledge of current construction methods
  • experience of UK regulatory framework including building regulations and CDM
  • experience of procurement processes
  • strong project management skills
  • experience in managing a small team
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • proficiency in Vectorworks preferred


  • effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • good communication and presentation skills
  • excellent time management, organisation, planning and attention to detail
  • ability to multitask while working under pressure
  • ability to think creatively and problem solve through design
  • professional and ‘can-do’ attitude

How to apply

Your application should include:

  • a brief cover letter/email setting out the reason why you want to work at IF_DO
  • your CV
  • a sample portfolio as a pdf attachment
  • please also complete the IF_DO diversity monitoring form here

Applications can be made via the apply for job button below with the title ‘Application – Senior Architect at IF_DO’.

Attachments should not exceed 10 MB. We do not accept applications by post. Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only be in contact should you be invited to interview.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and be able to start immediately.

Remuneration is dependent upon experience and in line with RIBA scales.

IF_DO is an equal opportunities employer.

We are keen to receive applications from a diverse range of candidates and actively encourage applications from women and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented throughout the construction industry.

Salary: Undisclosed
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