This leading international design firm is looking for a design director for their Shanghai office.
The practice works at all scales and sectors, including corporate, cultural, hospitality, retail, education and residential.
The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a motivated team of around 20 people in the design of large scale mixed use developments. Candidates must possess extensive experience in all phases of the design process with excellent project management, client communication and people management skills. Previous experience gained in China is preferred, but not essential.
You will enjoy an environment which promotes creativity, teamwork and personal development. Benefits include life insurance, private family medical insurance, bonus scheme, professional support and international career opportunities.
Foster Lomas is looking for a UK qualified architect to join its team in Borough, London.
Qualified Architect, London, UK
We are a young emerging practice looking for talented people to join our team to deliver new exciting commissions in the UK and abroad. We offer the opportunity for a talented architect to become a key member of our practice and help us grow.
As well as proven experience with detailing and running projects you will need to demonstrate:
• strong design development skills • high quality residential/commercial project experience • Microstation experience would be an advantage • NBS Building experience would be an advantage • good presentational/verbal communication skills • UK work experience • experience managing a project on-site as contract administrator
Please submit a of your CV, examples of work, salary expectations and availability to
William Foster Foster Lomas Unit 1 / 14 Weller Street London, SE1 1QU
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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.
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.
Boundary Space is a growing high end residential and boutique commercial practice. The studio is located in Fulham Palace, which provides a relaxed bohemian working environment within a grade 1 listed house with access to a cafe and extensive riverside grounds.
We require a Project Runner to manage a number of high end residential schemes. You will be involved in taking concepts through detail design to completion on site. This role involves a high degree of independence and responsibility and requires an ability to get involved with projects at all levels. You will need to be confident in liaising with consultants and making sure details are being produced efficiently and designs of other consultants integrated.
Managing small teams on multiple jobs (from £500k to £5m) Minimum 5 years experienceMust have taken projects from inception to completion, with experience of administering traditional building contracts (eg RFIs, AIs and site inspections)Significant experience in residential construction detailingExperience of planning policy in central LondonLiaising with consultants and coordination of complex consultant packagesExcellent spoken and written EnglishAutoCAD
NBS Building Specification writingSketchupAdobe Creative SuiteProject programming for resourcingExperience of interior detailing
If you believe you have the skills to carry out this role please send a CV, samples of construction details and your expectation of salary.
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