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Part 1 architectural assistant
at TDO

TDO is hiring a Part 1 architectural assistant to join its team in London.

About TDO 

TDO is an AJ 40 under 40 practice founded in 2012. The practice is based in Southwark in a purpose-built studio within a formerly disused railway arch between Waterloo and London Bridge.

The practice’s first built project, Forest Pond House (2013), a timber-framed meditation space and children’s den cantilevered over a garden pond, is emblematic of TDO’s approach in working with simple forms and face-finished materials. Other built works include Old Church Street, an infill town house in Chelsea (2015); ‘Right to Flight’, a rooftop gallery pavilion designed in collaboration with artist James Bridle for Bold Tendencies in Peckham (2015); Fab House, low-cost modular terrace housing in North Shields, for Places for People and Urban Splash (2018); the workplace for property specialists The Modern House (2018); The Low Line arches, the adaption and reuse of vacant railway arches along the Low Line in Southwark, which challenges conventional fit outs with innovative proposals supporting local industries (2021); Great Suffolk Yard, the retrofit and redevelopment of industrial warehouse buildings in Southwark into a thriving new workspace (2023). Current projects include, among others, an extensive central London workspace retrofit set over 9 storeys introducing gardens, pavilions, and significantly improved daylighting and building fabric; a unique property in Dorset designed for family getaways and flexible use, incorporating medieval walls, reclaimed steelwork and meshed metalwork elevations; and the retrofit of a tired north west London HMO, with a new timber framed extension, for an innovative community focused co-living provider who’s focus is anchored by wellbeing alongside sustainable design.

TDO projects feature regularly in the press and the practice was profiled in The Architecture Foundation’s New Architects 3, the definitive survey of Britain’s best emerging architects, published in 2016.

Find out more about TDO on the website:

The role

TDO are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Part 1 architectural assistant to join our central London studio and perform a key role working with the studio on exciting upcoming projects in a friendly and collaborative environment.

We encourage applications from applicants with differing levels of experience.


  • producing drawings for planning applications, tender submissions and construction
  • communications directly with clients, other consultants and collaborators
  • production of effective presentations within studio brand guidelines

We encourage applications from groups currently under-represented in the construction industry. This vacancy is offered on a full-time, permanent basis in our London studio

Skills required:

  • have fluency in AutoCAD
  • experience with Revit or BIM, with the ambition to improve this skill through training
  • have strong technical and graphic skills including the ability to communicate design information through different media including SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite
  • be self motivated, presentable, fast working and conscientious with a positive attitude
  • be organised to work independently and within a team
  • have an eye for detail and an understanding of the importance of accuracy
  • have excellent English, both written and verbal, and be eligible to work in the UK


A competitive salary which is aligned to industry standards, with our current salary for this role is £27,500.

We offer benefits that include:

  • support through Part 2 at institutions such as LSA
  • additional holiday for each year with the studio
  • additional travel holiday days to encourage sustainable modes of transport
  • discretionary two days paid holiday in addition to basic entitlement to cover Christmas closure
  • percentage contribution to RIBA pension scheme
  • ARB membership fees paid for all qualified staff
  • additional study leave for professional exams
  • cycle to work scheme
  • continuous professional development
  • investment in specialist skills and training


If you are interested in the role please send:

  • a short covering letter explaining your suitability for the role described above
  • a CV (one page maximum) setting out your qualifications and experience
  • a PDF illustrating your work in practice demonstrating the skills set out above. Please explain your role on the projects you include

Maximum file size 10MB please.

Salary: £27,500
  • Applications have closed.