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Project architect
at TDO

TDO is seeking a project architect 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 Project Architect to join our central London studio and perform a key role leading exciting projects in a friendly and collaborative environment.


  • producing drawings for planning applications, tender submissions and construction detailing
  • communications directly with clients, other consultants and collaborators
  • production of effective presentations within studio brand guidelines
  • project lead in coordination with other consultants to deal with queries effectively, driving project-related matters to conclusion

Skills required:

  • be an architect with experience in architectural practice post Part 3
  • be self motivated and organised to work independently and within a team
  • be presentable, confident and able to demonstrate comfort and ability in coordinating and leading teams, both within the practice and as a Design team leader
  • have the ability to plan ahead and prioritise workload effectively and communicate this to the Directors and Senior Architects
  • have excellent English, both written and verbal, and be eligible to work in the UK
  • have experience in all work-stages
  • have excellent technical knowledge and an eye for detail
  • be fluent in Revit
  • be fluent in AutoCad
  • be fluent in Adobe Creative Suite

You will be at an advantage if you have experience in writing NBS specifications.

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.


A competitive salary which is aligned to industry standards; our current salary banding for this role is £35,000 to £45,000.

We offer benefits that include: 

  • 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: £35,000 - £45,000
Tags: Architect | Part 3 | TDO
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