Post-Part 2 Architectural Assistant

Margate, Kent
Competitive salary offered, based on your experience and contribution to the practice.
24 Sep 2019
24 Oct 2019
Job (Function)
Architectural Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time

Studio Sam Causer is seeking a full-time post-part II Architectural Assistant to join our creative design studio, based in Margate, UK. Full support is offered for gaining relevant Part III experience.

Established in 2005, Studio Sam Causer is a design-led practice specialising in adapting complex and sensitive architectural situations.

Working in multi-layered, historic environments, we bring a philosophical rigour grounded in an astute understanding of the way materials and humans behave.  We enjoy the architectural legacy that each generation leave; recording available technologies, experiences and other cultural influences combined with a love of how the built environment grows and adapts accordingly.  We are committed to understanding the environmental and social impact of buildings, and whilst everybody has a responsibility to form good relations with our environment, the architect is well placed to balance the physical and temporal elements that together create spaces worthy of our collective capability.

We are an ambitious design & research-led architecture practice with projects ranging from domestic alterations to urban planning and artistic intervention, recognised by The Architecture Foundation as one of the best emerging practices in the UK, with projects mainly in London, East Kent and Margate.


All members of the team need to pitch in to support each other at different times, but your role will primarily be:

  • Assisting an Architect and/or Director in all aspects of architectural work.
  • Client liaison & briefing;
  • CAD and hand-made models of concept and sketch designs;
  • Measured site surveys in 2-D and 3-D CAD;
  • Spatial design with outputs including physical models, computer renderings, material sampling and 1:1 mock-ups where appropriate.
  • Specification research and production;
  • Applications to statutory authorities;
  • Detailed construction drawings for tender and construction;
  • On-site inspections of construction work;
  • General office and project administration.
  • Keeping abreast of society, influences in architecture and modes of behaviour
  • Inspiring the studio with new and better ways of doing things.
  • Work and experience suitable for preparation for RIBA Part III Exams
  • Willingness to become familiar with and follow the ICOMOS Conservation Guidelines


  • Familiarity with office tools and software is preferable though not essential to start with, including; Vectorworks, Sketchup, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Pro), Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, iWeb, Physical model making in card and other materials.
  • You must be self-motivated, ambitious and precise, have a positive attitude and be trustworthy.
  • You must have a desire to become a responsible individual in the design and construction industry.
  • You must be flexible, quick to adapt to new situations, keen to try new things, and learn from mistakes and failed experiments.

Our portfolio includes conservation of C17th, C18th, C19th and C20th buildings, re-imagining a five-mile public park, the transformation of the social spaces of the Grade II* listed Modernist Kensal House on Ladbroke Grove, the expansion of visitor and support facilities at Jane Austen’s House Museum in Hampshire, and a community of new homes in the centre of Canterbury.  Many of our projects are funded by public bodies including the National Lottery Heritage and Community Funds and Arts Council England, and have a number of projects funded by the local authority in partnership with the Townscape Heritage Initiative.

Competitive salary offered, based on your experience and contribution to the practice. Send a cover letter outlining why you are suitable for the role, as well as a CV and portfolio. Submit applications below, or to

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