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Come join us as a...

Architectural Technician 

At Architecture Unknown (AU), our aim is to produce incredible architecture by embracing everything that makes a scheme unique, especially the people who use it. By upturning architectural hierarchies, we build meaningful and just communities.

We specialise in highly sustainable, community focused architecture and socially motivated design underpinned by the Passive House Principles. Our team is passionate about involving everyone in the construction of our shared future from inception through to completion. We aim to marry traditional architectural design with social empowerment to produce places that relate directly to user needs, where people tell the stories about the future of their spaces.

As our team is currently growing, we are looking for a talented Architectural Technician / Technologist or technically focused Architectural Assistant who is enthusiastic, has a good eye for detail, a love of design and a have a good all round construction knowledge, with a minimum of 1 years relevant UK industry experience. The role is full time and office based in our studio in Ancoats, but we are flexible on our working hours and can accommodate hybrid working where suitable.

We are a small practice and the role will be very hands-on so, while focused on technical delivery, there will opportunity to be involved in all project stages across a number of different sectors, from residential to larger community focused projects. Previous UK practice experience is preferred with a high working knowledge of Revit, current building regulations and technical standards. In particular we will be looking for evidenced experience of RIBA stages 4-7 including Contract Administration.

If you share our values and vision and think the role would suit you, please send us your application to iwantajob@architectureunknown.co.uk including your CV, a short portfolio and accompanying cover letter containing a short values statement and salary expectations addressed to our directors Charlie and Dan.

The role is only open to applicants currently based in the UK who have all relevant work permits but we are on the list of official list of companies that possess sponsors license and can facilitate applicants looking for a VISA Sponsor under the skilled immigration route.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Offer Overview

  • Salary £25-28k – experience related

  • Professional development opportunities

  • Collaborative and supportive work environment.

  • Opportunity to contribute to exciting and diverse projects.

  • Can offer continued training to aid the further development of experience in this area

  • Conduct site visits and surveys as needed to support project development and construction phases.

Requirements Overview

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or Architectural Design Technology (or similar).

  • Degree qualified MCIAT (or working towards) Architectural Technologist

  • Proven experience in architectural design RIBA stages 4-7

  • Proficiency in Revit

  • Strong knowledge of building regulations,

  • Strong desire to build sustainable buildings in line with the Passive House Principles

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

  • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills

  • Highly motivated and an excellent work ethic

  • Keen to make a positive cultural influence in a growing business.

  • **Technical Architect's will also be considered!**

Criteria
  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or Architectural Design Technology (or similar).

  • Degree qualified MCIAT (or working towards) Architectural Technologist

  • Proven experience in architectural design RIBA stages 4-7

  • Proficiency in Revit

  • Strong knowledge of building regulations,

  • Strong desire to build sustainable buildings in line with the Passive House Principles

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

  • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills

  • Highly motivated and an excellent work ethic

  • Keen to make a positive cultural influence in a growing business.

  • **Technical Architect's will also be considered!**

 

All job applications will be considered on their individual merit, your salary is based on your ability, skill set and experience in the industry.

 

Please send a CVPortfolio, and Values Statement along with your salary expectation to iwantajob@architectureunknown.co.uk

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About Us
At AU we love what we do, value a good work-life balance and want to put the community first when it comes to our lives and our work.
 

We are a young practice and aim to cultivate an exciting but informal studio atmosphere. Shirt and tie, not required. We think discussion, collaboration and shared values leads to good architecture that benefits the communities and the wider world.

 

Join us and contribute to socially valuable human-centred architecture across the North West. Work on a range of projects varying from domestic residential, community buildings, garden structures, co-creation design engagement as well as larger scale commercial projects and everything innovative in between. 

 

If you're interested, drop us an email and come have a coffee and a chat.

 

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