We are seeking to recruit an qualified building designer (ideally with both professional and academic experience) with vision, focus and leadership skills to manage an exceptionally talented team of experienced academic staff. This is a high profile appointment and an outstanding opportunity to continue the leadership and development of our reputation for advanced knowledge in this field, to provide the best student academic experience and deliver our reputation for excellence regionally, nationally and internationally.
UK construction picked up speed in November to hit its highest level of activity in more than six years.
The Markit purchasing managers' index (PMI) rose to 62.6 last month, up from 59.4 in October.
The higher the reading above 50, the stronger the growth in activity.
The reading comes a day after a related survey showed manufacturing output also strengthening, giving the chancellor a positive background against which to deliver Thursday's Autumn Statement.
George Osborne is due to provide his annual update on the government's economic plans.
Tim Moore, senior economist with Markit, said: "Construction activity continues to spring back to life during the final months of 2013."
The Bank of England's schemes to boost mortgage lending gave housebuilders a shot in the arm.
Markit said domestic building activity was its fastest in 10 years.
Last week, official data showed the sector grew at 1.7% in the third quarter compared with the previous quarter.
The Bank of England last week unexpectedly curtailed its support for mortgage lending under the Funding for Lending scheme, amid evidence that mortgage availability had improved to the extent that it no longer needed support from that quarter.
Markit also said commercial construction grew sharply in November.
David Tinsley, UK economist at BNP Paribas, said the findings suggested the UK could soon recover the ground lost during the crisis: "These survey indicators are suggesting something like a 1% rise in GDP [gross domestic product] in Q4.
"If this sort of pace can be continued into 2014, then the level of UK output will have risen above its pre-crisis peak by next summer."
We are currently seeking enthusiastic Architects and Technicians with a minimum of 5 years residential experience to prepare detailed and outline planning applications within a design focused practice. Candidates should be capable of working on their own or in a team. Autocad essential with Revit and hand drawing skills being an advantage.
Please send CV’s to Julian Bohling at OSP Architecture, Rosemount House, Rosemount Avenue, West Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 6LB
We are a small busy practice in central Winchester who are looking to add to our team an architectural technologist with a sound technical background to work on a diverse range of interesting building types.
Over the last few years, the John Lewis Partnership has gone from strength to strength, with brand new stores springing up across the country. It’s the perfect time to join us in Property Services as you’ll help to define the increasingly complex physical space needs for our future development pipeline.
By capturing our business strategy and plans, you’ll define and communicate future space requirements and generic plans for the future growth of our estate. It means leading the creation of a suite of model plans and supporting planning principles that define the best use and development of space. Much of your work will involve integrating business plans and space requirements into Property Services plans, programmes and policies – so it’s an opportunity for you to create a lasting legacy at one of the country’s most successful retail businesses.
A seasoned professional with significant experience either in architecture, space planning, property development, design, fit-out or construction, you’re used to operating at senior management or associate level. In particular, we’re looking for exceptional team leadership skills combined with high-level communication and facilitation abilities. Add to this your strong financial and commercial acumen, and you could be on the path to an exciting new career opportunity.
Join us and you’ll become part of a unique business. As a Partner you’ll be an active co-owner in the company, which means you’ll have a share in the profits and have a real say in determining its future. What’s more, we take genuine pride in treating each other with respect and honesty.
We’ve seen some pretty impressive examples of classic pointillism, and now we are pleased to bring you these hammer & nail stippling works by David Foster. Using thousands of nails hammered to a canvas, he varies the solidity and shading to create stunning portraits of celebrities, animals, and of course, a hammer and nail!
The level of realism Foster achieves with the nails is unbelievable and it has taken several years to master his technique. Each piece begins with a photograph, which Foster reproduces in ink by meticulously stippling every contour. Then he enlarges the drawing to see where the nails should go, and starts hammering away.
The World Trade Center’s “best-kept secret” has been revealed. As reported by the New York Times, the Port Authority released details on what will be “Liberty Park,” an acre-sized, elevated park lifted 25 feet above Liberty Street on the WTC site.
We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual to join our Practice in central Wilmslow to help support the project teams.
Taylor Design has a diverse workload throughout the UK working in the premium brand motor industry in which we have set a benchmark for strong design and intelligent buildings. You will be joining a team who believe in excellence, intelligence and teamwork.
This "bioclimatic" house in France features a timber frame, larch and composite timber cladding, and a planted roof.
Lyon architects Tectoniques introduced a range of measures to maximise the environmental and thermal performance of the house -called Villa B - along a north-south axis, with plenty of glazing on the south facade helping with solar gain. The house is built using dry construction methods and features a prefabricated modular timber frame built on a concrete slab with larch cladding covering the exterior...
Architects’ fees are expected to increase in the coming year despite having fallen slightly in the last 12 months, according to research by the Fees Bureau.
The organisation has published its latest annual fees survey which shows a slight reduction in fee levels since 2012. However, overall fees are still higher than in 2010 and 2011, while sectors including offices and education have seen an increase.
Vince Nacey, director at the Fees Bureau, said increased construction activity in the last six months could lead to an increase in fee levels in the coming months.
“I think it’s a positive story,” he said. “In terms of construction activity, all our research is pointing in the right direction. Fees have been under pressure for quite a while. I’m hopeful that pressure will start to lift over the next 12 months. We’re seeing architects get more confident and think about increasing their fees.
“The first half of the year was pretty grim and the second half has been better. We’re still not out of the woods yet but lots of our research is pointing in the right direction.”
The report’s optimistic outlook chimes with the most recent RIBA Future Trends survey which showed the first annual increase in architects’ workloads in four years. Practices reported an 11% increased in work in progress in the 12 months to October this year,
The report also found that architects’ average hourly rates have increased in certain staffing categories including sole principals and senior architects with more than five years’ experience. Rates for junior architects remained the same.
A vibrant and well-established West London design led practice is looking for a number of roles with proven experience in the private luxury residential sector.
Minimum 3 years work experience Passionate and creative designerStrongly self motivated and a good team playerExcel at working independently and meeting deadlinesGood presentation and communication skillsGood hand drawing abilityJob running skills up to £3-5m projectsPreferable experience of projects in the luxury residential market in the UK or abroad.New build, refurbishment and commercial experienceGood design skills at building scale and detailGood contract admin experiencePreferable good knowledge of Lifetime Homes and DDA requirements Working knowledge of Vectorworks 2013/4 /Photoshop/InDesign skills
This is a fantastic opportunity to work on a stunning projects in a welcoming and friendly environment.
We are looking for an architect or architectural technologist to join a small award-winning practice with a mixed portfolio based on conservation and bespoke residential projects. This position will give opportunities for design and project management on interesting projects in the south and west midlands. Residential experience and previous use of Vectorworks CAD an advantage, but not essential for the right candidate.
Please apply with a cover letter enclosing your CV.
One hundred and twenty years is quite a birthday. Celebrating its anniversary this November the RIBA Journal also marked its relaunch with a party in the rough and ready spaces soon to be transformed by AHMM into Derwent’s White Collar Factory.
Photographs: Alison Ellis
At the edge of Silicon Roundabout, or Old Street as you will still find it marked on maps, the party brought together a glittering crowd of leading architects and those who had been involved in the magazine over the years. The six surviving ex-editors, José Manser, Peter Murray, Amanda Baillieu, Richard Wilcock, John Welsh and Jonathan Glancey were gathered for a historic portrait with current RIBA Journal editor, Hugh Pearman.
Propping up the bar were architects with work as diverse as Joe Duggan, Peter Barber, Narinder Sagoo and Alex Haw while others travelled from Bath, Oxford and beyond to join the magazine on its big night. Patrick Theis and Soraya Khan, shortly due to be announced as winners of the RIBA’s competition to refit its own London annexe, joined the party fresh from their interviews. From beyond the profession were characters such as Hanif Kara of AKTII, leading light M&E engineer Adam Ritchie, Jeremy Till of Central St Martins and client Jonathan Falkingham of Urban Splash, as well as the photographers and designers that make the RIBA Journal what it is.
Hugh Pearman’s address kicking off with the RIBA Journal’s genesis in 1893 as a cost cutting exercise amalgamating two publications was welcomed by the appreciative audience. RIBA President Stephen Hodder drew attention to the magazine’s scoop on his private life in earlier years: that he mostly talked about architecture to his wife when in bed. After the reminder of that revelation Gerflor took to the stage to present the raffle prize of an original Stephen Wiltshire panorama of London to winner, architect Phil Coffey.
This well established firm of around 10 people near Old Street has just recruited one person and now looking for another project architect to help with their expanding workload.
Candidates will need:
- relevant experience running multi unit residential projects in London. - excellent detailing and AutoCAD skills - ability to run projects from start through to completion - experience redeveloping blocks of high end flats
An opportunity exists for a qualified Architect to join our conservation team in BDP’s London studio. The role will, initially, involve working within a project team on the creative adaptation of listed buildings and the design of new buildings in historic settings.
You will have a minimum 2 years post-qualification experience and will have varied experience working on the creative adaptation and conservation of significant listed buildings, across a range of sectors.
You will have developed conceptual and technical design skills related to the historic environment, have evidence of working within project teams to successfully deliver award winning projects involving historic buildings and, ideally, will have formal training and/or professional qualifications in building conservation.
Technically, you must be proficient with CAD (Microstation preferred) and competent with the Microsoft Office suite. In return, BDP offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package; combined with a positive working environment and a healthy attitude to work-life balance.
BDP is a major international interdisciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists working together to create outstanding 'places for people'.
We work closely with users, clients and the community to create special places for living, working, shopping, culture and learning across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Founded in Preston in the UK in 1961, we now have studios across the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, the MENA region, India, and China. BDP has a leading track record in all major sectors including health, education, workplace, retail, urbanism, heritage, housing, transport, leisure, public safety and energy utilities, having won over 750 awards for design quality from international and national bodies.
In return, BDP offers an excellent opportunity for your personal development as well as an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary, flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, contribution towards professional subscriptions and a great working environment.
Please write or apply via our web site www.bdp.co.uk/careers enclosing a CV stating why you believe you are suitable for the position, including an indication of your salary expectations.
We are award-winning architects who work on an eclectic mix of prestigious high end residential; commercial projects around the UK and specialise in heritage and conservation work. Surrey is a beautiful and diverse county full of historic villages, vibrant towns and modern gems: http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2013/10/18/on-the-market-robin-crane-designed-contemporary-modernist-property-in-esher-surrey/ ;
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic project architect to join our friendly team. Applicants should have at least 5 years experience detailing bespoke residential and commercial work. Ideally applicants should live within an hour of Esher.
VectorworksArchitectural detailing experienceKnowledge of current UK building regulations
Please forward your CV with three recent examples of your CAD drawings. email@example.com
Experienced Architectural technician required for expanding design lead North Norfolk practise. Minimum 5 years office based experience. AutoCAD essential. Must hold or be working towards recognised formal qualification. Salary dependant on aptitude and experience. Work related references required.
Please send CV and covering email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our London studio based in Farringdon has an immediate requirement for :
Project Architects and Senior Project Architects with a minimum of 3 - 5 years PQE to work on a variety of project opportunities ranging between large scale mixed use developments in London and overseas resort developments with international sports centred facilities.
Experience in the residential sector is essential and applicants should be able to demonstrate their ability to work from feasibility stages of a project to construction completion, under pressure with responsibility in client facing roles.
Applicants for the role of project architects should possess good design, presentation and graphics skills but with a sound and practical understanding in the design of the built environment and its delivery. Applicants for the senior role must have good communication and negotiating skills and be able to lead a design team on a major project basis.
As our workload currently includes projects overseas and outside Europe a willingness to be flexible whilst challenged will be advantageous as part of our current workload is in remote jurisdictions.
Candidates should be ARB registered and possess at least 3 years UK experience in all required areas. This is a minimum essential criteria, applications will not be considered if this criteria can not be met.
We are seeking to fill a number of positions at this stage so applications should be sent via the RIBA Appointments web site link and accompanied with representative examples of previous work and experience.