Part I Architectural Assistant : Leeds Studio (12 month Placement)

Main Purpose:

Due to an expanding range of projects, we are seeking a talented RIBA Part I Architectural Assistant to join us at our Leeds Studio. Sharing our creative energy, the ideal candidate would be passionate about contextual, narrative-led design, driven for personal development and growth with a collaborative mindset.

This is an excellent opportunity to become an integral part of our dynamic team and support our design culture, with many opportunities for professional development across all RIBA workstages.

Reporting Lines:

Project Leader of the current project on a day-to-day basis and ultimately to the Studio Director.

Expected Tasks and Responsibilities::

The successful candidate will be contributing to projects within a range of sectors, working alongside project architects and directors with the common goal of high-quality design and project execution. The role will require excellent communication skills to work within the team, with a flexible and open attitude towards learning new skills.

Self-motivation is key, and candidates should demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks though good time management and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines.

Candidates should have good verbal, written and graphic communication skills. Candidates with excellent design skills, evidence of a good design understanding and a strong, demonstrable ability to use a variety of media in the development and documentation of a design project will be preferred.

The Role



RIBA Part I or equivalent


Adobe Creative Suite, demonstrable basic knowledge of CAD software.





Revit / AutoCad (these are preferred but training will be provided). Microsoft Office, Excel


Summer work experience or work placement within an architectural practice.


Personal Competencies


Actively supports and assists colleagues to reach individual and team objectives.

Seeks to add value to all projects and tasks by building trusting relationships and working with integrity.

Works effectively across teams and offices by adapting to new challenges in a positive and professional manner.


Seeks the views of others and takes comments and feedback on board with the ability to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally by being able to get on with people and see things from other’s perspective. Be a team player.

Listens carefully and asks questions to clarify understanding where required.

Presents work and ideas in a confident and persuasive manner by being fluent in verbal, written and visual communication.

Quality and Client Focus:

Acts with professional integrity and respect for Clients, colleagues and stakeholders.

Strives for quality in all aspects of the role and ensures everything produced is of a high and consistent standard.

Personal Effectiveness and Learning:

Identifies own strengths and weaknesses and takes ownership for personal development by seeking and acting on feedback.

Continuously improves skills and knowledge and strives for excellence in all aspects of the role.

Adds value to the company having a positive, passionate and enthusiastic attitude and approaches all tasks with an open mind.

Projects a professional, positive image of the practice by being passionate, approachable, and self-motivated.

Innovation, Creativity and Problem Solving:

Is open minded and actively seeks out challenges and opportunities for creative problem solving.

Seeks expertise from colleagues to find solutions to unfamiliar problems and test ideas.