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Job Vacancies

Studio Sam Causer is seeking a self-motivated and ambitious Qualified Architect with minimum 5 years’ post-part 3 experience working on complex small-medium construction projects to join us in Margate, Kent, UK.


The Studio

Established in 2005, Studio Sam Causer is a design-led practice specialising in adapting complex and sensitive architectural situations, with expertise in adapting historic environments to suit diverse contemporary society.


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.

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.


Our studio operates an adaptive and robust business plan, and has not had to furlough our staff during lockdown.  Many of our projects are funded by public bodies including the National Lottery Heritage and Community Funds, Arts Council England and the Mayor of London.  These sources of funding are typically ringed-fenced, ensuring project stability.  We are currently working on a number of projects that have arisen in response to the crisis, understanding how urban environments and our civic institutions need to adapt to a new normal.

Your role

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

Project Architect, supported by the Director and team;

Lead the Consultant Design Team;

Contract Administration (Typically JCT Intermediate and Standard);

Client liaison;

Spatial design with outputs including physical models, computer renderings, material sampling and 1:1 mock-ups where appropriate, supported by an architectural assistant;

Applications to statutory authorities;

Specification research and production;

Detailed construction drawings for tender and construction;

On-site inspections of construction work;

General office and project administration, with support from the team;

Keeping abreast of society, influences in architecture and modes of behaviour;

Inspiring the studio with new and better ways of doing things;

  1.     Willingness to become familiar with and follow the

       ICOMOS Conservation Guidelines.


Core skills and experience

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 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.


Salary

Competitive salary offered, based on your experience and contribution to the practice.


How to apply

As well as your CV and portfolio, please send a covering letter that include answers to the following questions:

Why you are suitable for the role?

If you do not already, why you would like to work in Margate and live within a reasonable distance of the studio?

Why you want to work at Studio Sam Causer? 

Submit applications asap to mail@samcauser.com.  Opportunity will remain open until 5pm Tuesday 30th June.


Notes

We are only able to review applicants who have answered the key questions above and are registered UK residents, with a permit to work. No agencies please.