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Gluckman Smith Architects is seeking an architectural assistant to join its team in London.

Experienced Part 2 architectural assistant, full-time position

London Office

Gluckman Smith Architects are seeking a talented architectural assistant to join their London office. We are an award-winning contemporary design practice established in 2010, with a strong belief in the power of architecture to change all our lives for the better. Our work includes residential, workspace and hospitality projects in both urban and rural locations, serving a wide variety of businesses, estates and private clients. The practice has offices in London and the Cotswolds.

Projects often involve working with and responding to historic buildings and contexts. Our design process aims for an architecture which balances poetic and rational sensibilities. The practice is recognized for producing buildings where fresh thinking and a refined finish are desired in response to their context.

We are an enthusiastic team, who enjoy taking a proactive and positive approach to our work. We are a friendly and social practice and maintain a strong work-life balance.

Experience and role

You will have experience working in a UK practice and on UK projects. A knowledge of project work stages and organisation of drawings will be required. You should have excellent communication skills and ability to liaise with other team members. Proficiency in CAD drawing, ideally in MicroStation and 3D visualisation is required and the ability to sketch by hand is desirable. A commitment both to innovative design and professional rigour will need to be demonstrated. Experience of video production would also be desirable.

The role will involve working on projects through all RIBA work stages. We expect individuals to be capable of independent working and within a dynamic team. You will also be expected to report to a senior Architect and the Partners. We are looking for someone who will share our enjoyment and enthusiasm for our work.

Essential skills:

  • excellent communication
  • an understanding of construction methods and detailing
  • an understanding of NBS specifications
  • an understanding of Building Regulations and relevant legislation
  • an enthusiastic designer
  • knowledge of 3D visualization
  • ability to work as a team and collaborate with colleagues and other consultants
  • an understanding of Planning system and strategic policies
  • an ability to work to deadlines

The practice offers competitive salaries, subject to experience. Please send your CV with examples of your work. Applications may be made via the ‘apply’ link below or by mail to the respective office. No agencies please.

Gluckman Smith
112 Great Western Studios
Alfred Road
London, W2 5EU

Competitive salary offered.

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