Architectural Designer / Technologist

  • Job Reference: 00000021-1
  • Date Posted: 7 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Louise Crossman Architects
  • Location: Honiton, Devon
  • Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Architect
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We are looking for an architectural designer / technologist to become part of a forward thinking, design led, and ambitious architectural practice in the West Country.

The position will be full time, based in either our studio in Honiton, Devon close to the Blackdown Hills, or our Somerset studio near the beautiful Exmoor coast, where we work across both counties. You will be part of a focussed, friendly, and supportive studio, where we support flexible ways of working to allow a good work-life balance for our team. A part time role would also be considered for the right person. We care about architecture, we value our team and we work in wonderful locations.

Our studios are a collaborative design environment where solving problems through good design is a fundamental part of practice life.  We will invest in you, learn from you, and will value what you have to offer.

Louise Crossman Architects is an Employee Ownership Trust, offering a real engagement with the future of the practice as well as potential for additional rewards, over and above agreed salary, depending on practice performance.

 We are committed to creating crafted and considered architecture for private residential and cultural clients.  Depending upon your expertise there is the opportunity to lead your own projects as well as support others within the team. The position will suit someone who is excited by the reuse and renewal of existing buildings, sustainable construction as well as contemporary architecture with excellent design, technical and organisational skills.

 This is a great opportunity for someone who is creative and focused, and who cares about good design, while thriving on the technical demands of delivering great architecture in a collaborative environment.

Skills and Experience

You must:

  • Have at least 3 years post degree or equivalent CLIAT accreditation working with a portfolio of projects through all RIBA Stages of work, from concept to construction.
  • Be able to work in a focused manner, have excellent technical design skills, including design detailing, and be excited by good design.
  • Enjoy the challenge of designing and executing bespoke projects often in traditional buildings, and in beautiful yet sensitive contexts or settings.
  • Care about and have experience of sustainable construction and energy efficient design.
  • Have a friendly approach and a willingness to work as a team player, and be able to establish good relationships with client, external consultants and contractors.

Preferred

  • Do you thrive within beautiful landscapes and outdoor environments? We regularly work within National Parks and AONBs.
  • Will you bring fresh ideas and experience that will make a difference and contribute to our practice?
  • Do you have experience of using Vectorworks, Adobe Suite and NBS Building software, where we use Apple Macs? Whilst experience of these would be an advantage, training will be given if needed.

Please send a covering letter, outlining why you would like to join us, along with your cv and not more than 6 examples of your own design work and technical construction drawings to design@lcarchitects.co.uk