The practice offers competitive salaries, subject to experience
09 Oct 2019
09 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Architect, Full Time Position

Gluckman Smith Architects are recruiting for talented Architect to join their growing team in the Cotswolds. We are an award-winning contemporary design practice established in 2010, with a strong belief in the power of architecture to change all our lives for the better. Our work includes residential, workspace and hospitality projects in both urban and rural locations, serving a wide variety of businesses, estates and private clients.

Projects often involve working with and responding to historic buildings and contexts. Our design process aims for an architecture which balances poetic and rational sensibilities. The practice is recognized for producing buildings where fresh thinking and a refined finish are desired in response to their context.

We are an enthusiastic team, who enjoy taking a proactive and positive approach to our work. We are a friendly and social Practice and maintain a strong work-life balance.

Architect - Experience and Role

You will have at least 3 years qualified UK experience, including residential new build and refurbishment projects in and around rural areas. You should have a good knowledge of construction methods, detailing and current legislation.  An appreciation of conservation issues is essential, along with an enthusiasm for contemporary adaptation and re-use of historic buildings and landscapes.

The role will involve providing a lead on projects through all RIBA work stages. You will report to the partners but also be able to work independently, within a dynamic team.

You should have excellent skills of communication and ability to manage projects. You should be confident working directly with clients, consultants, statutory authorities and contractors. Proficiency in CAD drawing and 3D visualisation is required and the ability to sketch by hand is desirable. A firm commitment both to innovative design and professional rigour will need to be demonstrated. You will be expected to work to budgets and deliver to deadlines.


Architect - Essential Skills

  • Excellent communication and confidence in dealing with clients
  • A strong understanding of construction methods and detailing
  • Knowledge of Conservation
  • Knowledge of NBS and writing specifications
  • Good understanding of Building Regulations and relevant legislation
  • An intuition for good design
  • Ability to work as a team and collaborate with colleagues and other consultants
  • Good understanding of Planning system and strategic policies
  • An ability to work to deadlines
  • Driving licence


Please send your CV with examples of your work via email to Applications (max. 10MB) must state the role you are applying for, within the subject header and cover letter.

No agencies please.

The practice offers competitive salaries, subject to experience


Gluckman Smith Cotswolds

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Closing Date 1st November 2019