Experienced design architect / team leader in design, Berlin

David Chipperfield Architects Berlin is currently seeking to appoint an experienced design architect / team leader in design

We are looking for a design architect to develop robust architectural concepts with strong presentation and communication skills. The candidate will work together with the practice and the acquisitions team to find a common language and architectural approach.

We regard the primary role of architecture to be the creation of healthy, sustainable and purposeful places that have a direct effect on people and at the same time convey a true sense of belonging, participation and ideally happiness. For us, buildings always have a social purpose that goes beyond their actual function. We are therefore particularly interested in creating spaces that bring additional value for society.

In the past, we were very successful particularly in the area of cultural buildings. We would currently like to diversify and strengthen our portfolio, in particular in the areas of education and housing with a focus on cost awareness and sustainability.

Key tasks

— Leading and actively participating in competitions / concept studies / VGV tenders / dialogue procedures / concept development for direct commissions;
— 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
— Developing 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 such as Lumion 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 (max. 20MB) to bewerbungen@davidchipperfield.de with the subject line: Entwurfsarchitekt:in