Design architect with focus on concept development, Berlin

Our Berlin office is looking for a conceptually strong and experienced architect. You are able to identify essential project objectives and limitations from a competition brief and develop and communicate a clear architectural idea from these. You clearly understand key project objectives as defined by the client and can create a precise profile for the desired future project as a solid basis for the architectural solution. You enjoy working within a clear architectural language, precisely tailored to the defined project aims.

You are able to communicate the key idea of the project in an engaging and convincing manner, using sketches, models and in a short text or presentation. You enjoy working in a team on an equal footing, establishing a common understanding of the task and the project you want to achieve. You understand how to drive the process step by step to achieve the concept design on schedule, whilst providing motivation for the team. Ideally, you can provide evidence that you have been successful on several occasions in the past.

Your core skills include 2D and 3D CAD, conceptual modelmaking and text writing, convincing presentation skills as well as the necessary tools to lead a team successfully within a set budget. Ideally you also have experience working on projects in the later stages up until completion.

Key tasks

― Leading and actively participating in competitions / concept studies / VGV tenders / dialogue procedures / concept development for direct commissions;

including:
― Composition of the design team, both internally and externally
― Structuring and leading the design process, distribution of tasks
― Project preparation and brief
― Clear identification and formulation of the task, including definition of a project strategy likely to lead to success
― Developing the essential project idea and strong architectural concepts
― Convincing presentation and communication of designs and concepts
― Preparation of submission and presentation documents: drawings, brochures, screen presentations
― Drafting of design texts
― Presentation of designs both internally and externally in German and in English

Required Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

― Holistic understanding of architecture beyond the concept phase
― Several years of experience and success in competitions and concept phases
― Preferably, experience in the advanced planning stages and the implementation of projects
― Ability and willingness to perform all design tasks (modelmaking, CAD drawing 3D+2D, visualisations and graphic layout)
― Software skills in: Archicad, Rhino, Photoshop, Indesign, rendering programs would also be desirable
― Competent written and spoken languages skills in English and German
― Text-writing skills, eloquence and the ability to present engagingly, confidently and convincingly
― Strong aspirations and expectations regarding quality
― High degree of motivation, energy, resilience, will to succeed and tolerance of failure
― Team spirit, ability to accept criticism, communication skills
― Structured, analytical thinking, ability to prioritise, goal orientation, self-initiative, flexibility

We encourage diversity and welcome applicants from all genders, backgrounds and beliefs.

Please send your application in digital form in German or English (max. 20MB) to bewerbungen@davidchipperfield.de with the subject line: Entwurfsarchitekt:in