iD Group is a design oriented, design-build company that mainly specializes in high-end residential projects, with some boutique commercial work. Our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to engage in all parts of the process – from architecture and managing the construction, through interior design, furniture design, and landscape. We have a high paced, collaborative work environment, in which motivated, curious individuals will thrive.
- Leading the design development, construction documents, and construction administration phases of projects.
- Researching and developing appropriate solutions to programming requirements, including zoning and hillside requirements.
- Extensive detailing and coordination of construction sets.
- Coordinating with consultant teams including MEP and structural engineers.
- Preparing documents that are in line with construction budgets.
- BArch or MArch degree from an Accredited Architecture program.
- Minimum 10 years professional practice experience in an architectural office. Design-Build experience is a plus.
- Extensive experience in master planning, programming and all phases of design, especially Construction Documents.
- Proficiency in AutoCAD.
- Excellent interpersonal skills including presentations and technical conversations with design team, staff, architects, engineers, and building owners. An eye for detail.
- Excellent written and communication skills including ability to prepare clear, informative presentation materials.
Must be able to work legally in the U.S.
To apply, please submit a resume and samples of work as a pdf attachment to email
Like design architects, interior designers are part of a highly creative, ideas-led, multi-disciplinary environment focused on design excellence. They work on programmatically complex, significant public and private projects and serve as design advocates during the design and delivery process. As a senior designer, this position will lead teams of other designers and bring new approaches to design process.
- Ability to lead and work with teams of designers.
- Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining communication with architects and consultants.
- Strong knowledge of design and detailing for large-scale, high-end projects.
- Working knowledge of techniques, products, and materials used in high-end institutional, hospitality, and retail environments.
- Aptitude for design and problem-solving.
- Ability to work effectively in a high-intensity, collaborative team environment.
- Willingness to assume both project-wide and office-related responsibility.
We will acknowledge receipt of all applications and materials within a one-week period. We will contact those candidates with whom we would like to move forward, requesting additional information at that time. Please do not submit your full portfolio, references, or letters of recommendation unless requested.
Populous, the award winning international practice is looking for talented architects for a variety of high profile sports and entertainment projects in the UK and overseas.
In particular, we have an immediate need for qualified architects with three to five years experience post Part III qualification. You will be an experienced package architect and must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
- Excellent design and detailing skills.
- Experience of developing and delivering construction packages (particularly in the UK).
- Ability to liaise with sub consultants and contractors, on site experience is essential.
- Strong Microstation skills.
This post will play a key role in the continued success of our Shrewsbury office and, as part of a small team, will be integral to the smooth running of jobs from conception through to tendering, site operations and post contract administration. This is a highly operational role, where the post holder will be expected to work effectively with minimum supervision. This role will be client-facing from the outset, with accountability for projects. It would suit a focussed and motivated individual with a passion for historic buildings, looking to further develop design and job running skills in a challenging yet supportive environment.
Duties and responsibilities include but shall not be limited to:
- Ability to undertake full project running responsibilities from inception through to project completion. Ensuring all job related communications are undertaken to the required standard, including attending meetings, drafting letters, memoranda, reports etc. that are fit-for-purpose and in accordance with the practice management manual and associated Quality Assurance and Environmental Management (QA/EM) systems.
- Facilitating and maintaining the flow of communication between the office/client/client representatives/contractors and site, collaborating with others and ensuring that all follow up action is taken to ensure successful delivery of all work.
- Ability to assess and read heritage buildings, assets and sites in order to prepare comprehensive condition surveys, schedules of repair/works, heritage/conservation statements and impact appraisals.
- Establishing and integrating technical information and statutory requirements into design and production drawings, including preparing drawings for planning and building control approval, tender and construction purposes.
- Planning, organising and executing high quality, accurate and fit-for-purpose drawings and client presentation materials including 2D and 3D (both by CAD and by hand), throughout the job, ensuring that technical designs, production information and all associated work is produced to agreed standards, and within required timescales, and also involving input from colleagues and other specialists as needed.
- Preparing written specifications and contract documentation, including architects instructions and certificates, ensuring that work is produced to a consistently high standard and in line with both RIBA and internal requirements.
- Juggling numerous priorities throughout the lifecycle of the job/jobs, maintaining a focus on time, quality of output and productivity, identifying risks or possible slippage, and reporting to the Branch Leader with recommendations for remedial action where necessary.
- Keeping the Branch Leader informed of the status of assigned jobs at all times, and providing appropriate support for the efficient and profitable running of the office as required.
- Any other reasonable duties that arise from working within a small Branch office and the nature and character of the post.
- Please note that job descriptions are not exhaustive, and the duties and responsibilities of the post may be amended from time to time, in consultation with the post holder.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience required Essential:
- Previous experience of working with historic buildings, and a demonstrable interest in the issues and challenges associated with conservation/historic buildings and new design in the historic environment.
- Full qualification as an Architect from a RIBA recognised university/architectural school – Post Part II or Part III candidates with substantial relevant experience will be considered.
- Good breadth of progressive, varied job-running experience (up to £5 million in budget), with sound knowledge of all UK planning and building legislation and its application.
- First rate design and technical skills and a strong knowledge and understanding of the role of working drawings (both manual and electronic).
- Good overall knowledge of traditional construction (e.g. brickwork/lead/slate/timber).
- Good working knowledge of AutoCAD and Google SketchUp, with the ability to produce a high volume of consistently high quality and accurate work.
- Exceptionally well developed communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to research and draft technically sound and concise reports.
- Gravitas and credibility to quickly establish rapport with clients, contractors and individuals both within the organisation and externally.
- Ability to maintain focus on the big picture and achieve results (without losing sight of the details) through careful management of available time and resources to meet deadlines and maintain both quality and profitability.
- Strong problem-solving skills: able to think ahead and spot potential obstacles, work effectively with ambiguity, devise appropriate solutions and see these through to ensure that projects remain on target both in terms of timescales and fee.
- Relevant professional memberships, e.g. IHBC, SPAB, and/or AABC/RIBA accreditation.
To apply for this role, please send an up-to-date copy of your CV along with a covering letter to email
Donald Insall Associates is an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.