Part 2 Architectural Assistant, London

This role is for qualified architectural assistants with a Masters degree in architecture. We are looking for dedicated self-starters with a commitment to team working and who share our creative ambitions and passion for sustainability. We encourage diversity and applications from all backgrounds, races and genders. You may be a brand new UK Part 2 graduate or have up to 3 years of work experience post Masters (not including internships or Part 1). If you have qualified outside of the UK, this would be post Masters and up to three years of work experience as a foreign qualified architect. When you apply and submit your CV please use a basic word format so the web application system can easily read the details, and attach any special format (PDF etc) as separate documents along with your portfolio in the attach files section. Please note that your application will not be considered without a portfolio document attached so this is important. If you have not yet graduated from your Masters in Architecture please do not apply to this role, please apply through the Register your Interest link for future Part I roles.

Key responsibilities

You will work as a part of team to deliver design driven architectural projects. This will include researching, producing plans and drawings, making models, getting involved in architectural design and production. We encourage all team members to be involved in driving design development and have a voice as part of a collaborative process.

Skills, knowledge and expertise

You will need to have a recognised architectural degree Part 2 or equivalent qualification, an exceptional academic and career record, an impressive portfolio displaying strong design skills, be confident, organised and pro-active, have the ability to visualise, illustrate and present ideas clearly and be fluent in English.

Skills required: Rhino, Photoshop, InDesign, digital design software, modelmaking and sketching. This role is appropriate for graduate candidates with 0-3 years of post-masters work experience.


You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting international and UK based architectural projects. We have a diverse and international team, who are passionate about architecture and you will learn great skills as well as make friends and be part of building exciting projects around the world. We offer a full suite of employment benefits including private health insurance, cycle to work scheme, a cash health plan, employer contributed pension, an employee assistance plan, and relocation assistance for candidates who need to relocate to London.

About David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects was founded in London by David Chipperfield in 1985. The practice has since won numerous international competitions and built over 100 projects. Its diverse international body of work includes cultural, residential, commercial and educational buildings and spaces for both the private and public sectors, as well as civic projects and urban masterplans.

Offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai, contribute to the wide range of projects and typologies. Together, the four offices drive common architectural ambitions and share a commitment to the collaborative aspect of creating architecture.

The practice’s work is characterised by meticulous attention to the concept and details of every project, and a relentless focus on refining design ideas to arrive at a solution which is architecturally, socially, and intellectually coherent.

David Chipperfield Architects has won more than 100 international awards and citations for design excellence, including the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2007 for The Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach, Germany, and both the Mies van der Rohe Award (European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture) and the Deutscher Architekturpreis in 2011 for the Neues Museum, Berlin

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