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Ackroyd Lowrie is seeking an associate director to join its team in London.

Ackroyd Lowrie is a fast-growing, innovative architecture practice based in the creative hub of Vyner Street, East London.

We work across a range of sectors and scales but always with the same commitment to design quality. We have developed an award-winning design process which uses VR technology to put our clients at the heart of the design process.

We are currently working on regeneration schemes for half a billion pounds worth of new homes and workplaces, and our long-term aim is to be on the cutting edge of designing the cities of the future.

We are looking for an ambitious associate director who wants to manage a young, talented team and oversee a wide range of projects. This is a perfect opportunity for a proactive, reliable, organised, and go-getting individual to flourish in an exciting practice and work in a great studio environment.

Required skills:

  • experience of managing teams and overseeing multiple projects
  • ability to directly manage internal team, consultants and councils, clients and contractors
  • experience of resourcing and overseeing projects
  • strong technically stages three to six with great detailing skills, strong understanding of building regulations, CDM
  • knowledge on fire issues and cladding
  • an understanding and diplomacy when dealing with clients and be able to manage difficult situations professionally when required including potential disputes
  • have great IT skills and be numerate and able to use a spreadsheet
  • have an interest in innovative technology and sustainability
  • good hand drawn skills
  • experience of the following would also be an advantage: NBS Building/Create, 3DMax, Rendering
  • we are Vectorworks and ArchiCAD office

Required experience:

  • the ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years’ job running experience post-Part 3, preferably in the UK
  • RIBA stages from 0 to 7 with strength in technical stages three to six
  • working on contract values between £750k and £25m+
  • working on both refurbishment and new builds
  • sufficient experience in the UK to steer a project through the construction process

This is a permanent position with an immediate start date.

Working with us gives you:

  • salary – competitive
  • training and development opportunities, with high potential for career development
  • opportunity for equity/share options in a growing small business and potential for future directorship
  • an office environment that is friendly, flexible and multicultural, with a sustainability commitment
  • regular social activities and an annual trip abroad
  • being part of a committed equal opportunities company

How to apply:

  • independent applicants only – no agency appointments considered
  • you must be eligible to work in the UK.
  • please contact us at the email address given below and not directly to the office
  • please do not use your email as your motivational/covering letter
  • please send your covering letter, CV and work samples (preferably as PDFs) via the ‘apply’ link below.

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