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Project architect/senior architectural technician
at Undercover Architecture

Undercover Architecture is seeking a project architect/senior architectural technician to join its team in London.

Undercover is a multidisciplinary architecture and design practice, with studios in London and Provence. We are a team of young, vibrant, maverick architects and designers committed to excellence, innovation, attention to detail and strategic thinking.

We are seeking an experienced project architect to join our studio in London to work on a range of exciting high-end, bespoke residential projects. The right applicant will have excellent graphic, design and technical skills. A strong design sensibility is needed, together with an active interest and knowledge in sustainable design. We are ideally looking for an ambitions, organised architect with a keen interest in the residential sector with at least five years’ experience, post-Part 3.

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • the ability to produce coordinated and detailed design, tender and construction packages
  • experience in construction documentation including detailing, scheduling and the production of specification documentation
  • a comprehensive understanding of construction technology which is imperative. Additional knowledge of general building regulations is also essential
  • understanding of procurement processes keeping in mind the coordination with and reviewing of information from the wider design team (consultants, clients, contractors, suppliers etc.)
  • skills in preparing, developing and editing concept drawings, models, images or other documentation related to the design
  • experience understanding, preparing and correlating lighting/electrical layouts as well as mechanical services
  • responsibility and experience across RIBA Stages 0-4 (Stages 5-7 are a plus)
  • discipline in their presentation and and organisation of work
  • an interest in stone construction, and an understanding of traditional construction methods with a desire to innovate throughout the design and construction process
  • the ability to detail joinery as well as specify fittings (sanitaryware, ironmongery, bespoke materials, fabrics, furnishings etc.)
  • fluency in written English (French speaking is a bonus)
  • to be a good team-worker and show professionalism and confidence communications. For example, describing accurately and justifying designs or considerations to the wider design team in order to make informed decisions for the respective project

Required technical skills:

  • Vectorworks 2D
  • have 3Dsoftware knowledge using Rhino or SketchUp (V-Ray as a rendering tool)
  • Abode Suite

Highly competitive salary dependent on experience.

Please submit a CV and portfolio, along with a brief cover letter.

We work very collaboratively and enjoy pushing the boundaries of design to create inspirational architecture.

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