3D visualiser, London

David Chipperfield Architects is hiring a 3D visualiser to join its team in London. This is a full time, permanent role that would suit a skilled visualiser who is passionate about architecture and who shares the creative ambitions of our practice. We are dedicated to ensuring we support diversity in all of our recruitment processes, and you will be asked to complete a confidential survey when you apply so that we can track our diversity outreach and work to improve the way we source, screen and hire. We also encourage you to remove your name and photograph from any CV or portfolio documents to in blind screening.

Key responsibilities

You will be part of a dedicated team of visualisers who work as valued members of our design teams creating 2D/3D images and diagrams for a variety of project stages. You will assist less experienced architectural colleagues using visualisation programmes, sharing your knowledge and expertise. You will contribute to the ongoing digital design development of the practice by testing new software and ways of working.

Skills, knowledge and expertise

You must have an interest in architecture and design and be able to demonstrate the ability to consistently create high quality architectural visuals. The ideal candidate will be highly creative and confident with a superb eye for composition and a wide range of 3D skills and techniques. Proven experience and solid working knowledge of Rhino, 3ds Max, Vray or Corona render, plus Photoshop and Illustrator are desirable as is any experience of MicroStation 3D, Enscape, After Effects and Premiere Pro. You will have a depth of architectural visualisation expertise and experience, ideally having worked on medium to larger scale projects, complex building typologies, and a range of international projects.

You will need to have experience in modelling, texturing, lighting, camera set-up as well as rendering and post-production. Movie rendering and editing skills and photographic skills for context and model pictures are an advantage. This role is located in our London office although some home working is permitted. Excellent spoken and written English language skills are required.


On top of a competitive salary, we offer staff a wide range of benefits: medical cash insurance plan, pension and parental leave provision, private healthcare, an employee assistance programme, paid professional memberships, site visits, training opportunities (both inhouse CPD seminars and external courses), cycle-to-work scheme, interest-free TFL season ticket loan. Our growing internal cultural programme includes talks from a diverse and varied selection of speakers. We also often gather to celebrate with staff social events and parties. We have an active diversity programme with staff groups to promote awareness and equity around gender, LGBTQ+, racial equality and other diversity positive initiatives.

We have a core hours policy allowing for flexible start/end times to the working day, we offer hybrid working (some days working from home), and an international working policy which allows up to 30 days to be worked from abroad each year.

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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