This one year placement role is for Part I architectural students (pre-Masters) who are studying toward their UK Part 2 and are required to complete one year in practice as part of their education. The placement will begin in August or Sept 2023 and run for one year on a full time, 5 day a week basis working in person from our central London studio. This full time, paid placement demands a dedicated self-starter with excellent communication skills and team spirit who is passionate about design and problem solving. Part 1 students will gain a variety of experiences so need to be flexible, willing to take on a variety of tasks and be good team collaborators.
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Students will produce 2D and 3D drawings, illustration material for client presentations, work in our physical model shop, and be an active part of design on project teams taking on a variety of tasks and moving between projects as required. We are looking for Part 1 architectural students who can demonstrate their ability to convey their creative ideas effectively using a variety of design tools including hand drawing, Photoshop and InDesign diagrams, producing good digital images, CAD drawings with ArchiCAD, Rhino and MicroStation, and constructing physical architectural models.
Skills, knowledge and expertise
Students who are confident, strong communicators and strongly self motivated are preferred. An ideal candidate will have knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator. Ideally some knowledge of a 3D modelling programme (preferably ArchiCAD or Rhino). We understand that many Part 1's will need training up in digital design software, and we are prepared to offer software training. Students need to be ready and open to work across projects and learn different software. Physical model making and hand drawing skills are also a plus.
Benefits, inclusion and diversity
On top of a competitive salary, we offer staff a wide range of benefits: medical cash insurance plan, pension, an employee assistance programme, site visits, and in house CPD seminars. 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 are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from students of all backgrounds. We are committed to supporting diversity and inclusivity. We offer equal opportunities for all, regardless of race, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age, disability, and marriage/civil partnership status.
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