East London
15 Mar 2021
15 Apr 2021
Job (Function)
Architect, Associate
Contract Type
Full Time

Holland Harvey Architects' has a unique opportunity for an Associate to join its team in east London working on projects in both the UK and overseas. The role will work on a wide variety of projects within the hotel, hospitality, food and beverage and residential sectors with a strong focus on interior architecture.

Our studio was founded on the belief that architecture should make a positive social impact and we design characterful, thoughtful places that form the setting for everyday life.

Our approach is ethical, playful and pragmatic - we design with narrative to ensure that our work tells a story, in pursuit of quality and authenticity.

Our clients are aspirational and believe in design as a means to strengthen their brand and achieve their goals. Our strength is understanding the nature of their business and tailoring our approach to meet their needs.

We strive to provide a design experience that is engaging, enjoyable and allows informed decisions to be made.

Following a number of high profile commissions we are seeking an associate architect to assist the directors to:

  • Drive design quality
  • Promote the practice
  • Provide creative direction

Deliver excellence

You will;

  • Lead one of two design teams within the studio, comprised of Senior Architects, Architects and Architectural Assistants, on the design of projects in the UK and internationally
  • Inspire your team to design aspirational projects that are both innovative and creative in their resolution
  • Support the Directors with business development, ensuring both the nurturing of existing clients and seeking out new potential sources of work
  • Assist in writing Fee Proposals using the project planning software CMAP
  • Contribute to the Creative Direction of the studio
  • Assist in key studio administration tasks such as resource management and invoicing
  • Act as the primary point of contact for clients, ensuring exceptional communication
  • Present work to clients in an inspiring, engaging, professional and creative manner
  • Act as both manager and mentor to members of the team to promote a collaborative atmosphere
  • Proactively develop high quality spatial, architectural and operational designs both independently and within the studio to meet the vision of the practice and client’s brief
  • Prepare and review project programming and project delivering objectives
  • Ensure your projects are fully resourced and project deadlines are met
  • Support and assist the Senior Architects and Project Architects to achieve their objectives
  • Ensure projects are delivered within the fee parameters, reporting back data where projects are at risk
  • Drive exceptional quality in both graphical, technical and 3D output as well as the final built result
  • Continuously looking for and actioning opportunities to increase efficiencies and improvements in operational and design terms across the practice

Skills and Experience;

  • A UK qualified Architect with 10 years experience  including 3 to 4 years experience within a management role
  • Extensive experience in working on high end, interiors focused hospitality, F&B, 4-5 * hotel and residential projects both in the UK and Internationally of a construction value between £1- £20 Million
  • Confident, organised and proactive
  • An excellent designer, communicator with exceptional presentation skills
  • Highly competent, experienced and passionate about technical detailing and the production of technical information
  • Highly experienced in the delivery of projects on site including Contract Administration
  • Highly experienced in the managing of external multidisciplinary consultants
  • Highly experienced in producing exceptional concept design, visual and technical design output
  • Adept and have experience at managing a large team of people to deliver multiple different projects simultaneously
  • Excellent in Affinity Suite, Adobe, Microsoft Office, Vectorworks and Rhino or Sketchup
  • Excellent English both written and verbal

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