Our studio is looking for a creative Part II Architectural Assistant to join our Nottingham practice.

Our studio has a number of different projects, at different scales and typologies. This role could potentially be working on one single project or varied projects over different stages.

This will be a one year full time contract with the potential to become permanent. 

Starting date: Beginning of September onwards.

As a member of the design team you will be involved throughout the design process. As we are a small team, we are driven, friendly, focused and agile; we forge personal relationships to understand our clients’ needs and ensure our designs schemes exceed our clients expectations. Every project is unique, as is our approach. As we are a small team, you will gain first hand experience exploring design concept, making and testing until we distil an idea to its simplest, most elegant form. You will be guided throughout the design process with our project team, but as a part two architectural assistant you will have more control over a projects, allowing you to communicate to our clients, and develop your portfolio for your PEDR log books, you will understand the development of a small practice, and understand the RIBA work stages for each project.


Your responsibilities:

Your experience, skills and attributes:

  • Masters degree in Architecture.

  • Proactive and enthusiastic.

  • Competence and clarity in communicating ideas and architectural design narratives.

  • Experience in design communication that considers project’s unique identity and value, as well as responding to client concerns and needs.

  • Able to take guidance as well as working independently.

  • Great time management and organisational skills.

  • Able to communicate design ideas verbally and visually.

    Fluent user of ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and SketchUp.

  • Familiar with the range of computer rendering and animation software including their relative merits and processing techniques.

  • Skilled in physical model making and using basic model making tools/machinery. 

  • Engaged, inquisitive and interested in innovative design projects.

  • Competence and clarity in communicating ideas and architectural design narratives through physical and digital tools.

  • Empathy for great design, and attention to detail.

  • An interest in nurturing and developing others.

  • Resilient and determined.

Knowledge Management

  • Attendance in continuing professional development and familiarise with emerging best practice to allow them to deliver technical excellence.

  • Participate in learning activities, keep abreast of current technological developments and regularly attend internal studio talks and workshops.

  • Share knowledge, experience and lessons learned across the team and the wider studio.

Studio Contribution

  • Contribute proactively to wider studio projects and initiatives.

  • Develop and maintain a positive and professional relationships, internally and externally.

  • Contribute to promoting the studio culture.

  • Represent the values of our studio in internal and external activities.

  • Develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with both internal and external teams.

Whatever stage you are in your career, we offer a competitive salary, auto enrolment in our companies account pension, mentorship and flexible working arrangement.

Hours: Full Time & Part Time
Location: Nottingham
Salary: Dependent upon Experience

We do not expect you have all of these skills, but they are desirable. No agencies. Thank you.

Architecture North is a young, vibrant business based in Nottingham, we bring together craft, design, architecture, and strategic thinking together in a single workspace. We strive to establish ourselves as an equal opportunity workplace, and an affirmative action employer. We are a vibrant practice focused on innovation, collaboration and making, constantly questioning the boundary of what is possible.

If you are interested in joining our team please email a cover letter & CV and importantly a PDF portfolio to careers@architecturenorth.co.uk
Please note that your attachment limit is 5 MB. Please include your own name and job title within the email subject field.

Please ensure the portfolio you submitted is a true reflection of your experience and skills. We value greatly how you put together your portfolio. 

Applications without a portfolio will not be considered. We do not accept physical application by post, any posted application will not be kept.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

We regret that due to the large volume of applications we can only respond to successful candidates.

We look forward to hearing from you!