New Projects Manager, London

You will manage the process for new business, overseeing potential new business enquiries for David Chipperfield Architects London from initial enquiry through to contract signature and/or handover to the design teams.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities will be helping to shape and prioritise annual plans and strategy, advising the Director on areas for development of new work and carrying out of targeted research for potential new markets and opportunities. You will actively cultivate market intelligence, research new and existing market opportunities, reach out to potential clients and partners, and project manage the overall workplan for the team, creating reports and managing submissions and opportunities to bid for new work.

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

You should have a strong passion for design led architecture and an interest in the business, marketing and acquisitions side of architecture. Extensive previous experience working on architectural tenders and bids is required. Strong communication skills including bid writing and research are required. A proven ability to deliver high quality work on demanding deadlines and a pragmatic approach to prioritising are critical to this role. This role demands a dedicated self-starter with great teamworking and collaboration skills who shares our creative ambitions.


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.

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

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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