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Architect/architectural assistant
at Thomas de Cruz Architects

Thomas de Cruz Architects is seeking a recently qualified architect/experienced architectural assistant to join its team in London.

We are a small, friendly, design-driven practice specialising in high-quality contemporary residential projects. Our projects range from small extensions and remodelling of period properties in and around London to newly built houses around the UK. We are well located in Chiswick High Road, West London, close to shops, cafes and tube stations.

Our influences are international and we aim to raise standards in home design on every project, no matter the size or budget. A passion for contemporary residential architecture and interior design would be an advantage. Duties will include all work stages from concept design, through planning to construction drawings and contract administration on site. Candidates should expect to run projects in direct contact with the client under the direction of the director.

Candidates should have the following:

  • minimum of two years post-UK Part 2 qualification work experience in the UK; do not apply unless you have passed the UK Part 2, have this work experience and have the right to work in the UK
  • strong creative ability and presentation skills
  • open, personable and self-reliant character
  • ability to multitask under pressure, manage time and workload, and work both autonomously and with others
  • good communication and literacy skills and ability to interact with a wide variety of private clients
  • ability to coordinate other members of the design team, eg. QS and structural engineer
  • proficiency in CAD, Photoshop and SketchUp, V-Ray or other rendering skills, Vectorworks are an advantage
  • documented track record in construction drawings and detailing on domestic-scale residential buildings
  • good understanding of the UK building regulations
  • fluency in spoken and written English, you will be expected to be able to write planning documents and specifications fluently
  • ability to sometimes work from home
  • full UK/EU driving licence is an advantage but not essential

If high-quality contemporary residential design and a position of responsibility appeals to you, please send your CV and PDFs of both design and technical work (10 MB maximum) via the ‘apply for job’ button below, together with a cover note saying why you think you would be particularly well suited for the job advertised and stating your salary expectation and availability.

We regret that due to the volume of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Salary: Undisclosed
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