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BlackSofa is a brand new type of architectural recruitment agency. A new fresh approach, yet with years of experience behind it.

At the core of our approach is a fabulous line up of talent. Every member of our team comes with almost unbeatable credentials; in fact the team has over 50 years combined top-flight architectural and recruitment experience.

The foundations for our future success will come from a very simple philosophy: only hire the very best so we can give you the very best.

Giving you the very best means building careers that go way beyond expectations.

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Bid and Marketing Coordinator (12258)

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £35,000

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One the big winners at the recent AJ100 Awards is seeking to add a Bid and Marketing Coordinator to their flourishing team in East London. Based out of their brand new offices, which are award winning in themselves, this is a great opportunity to join one of the UK’s most liked and highly regarded studios.

The role itself is all encompassing and covers branding, presentations & pitches, bids, award submissions, publications, articles, press releases, website & social media and much more. Therefore the studio are looking for an experienced, dynamic and all round marketing superstar to join them and hit the ground running at a very busy time across their two studios.

If you are a great writer with solid InDesign and have a genuine enthusiasm for the built environment then get in touch now for full details!

Posted by: Thomas Potter

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Project Coordinator (12194)

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £40,000

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A global, highly regarded and multi award wining architecture studio is seeking a Project Coordinator to join their London team. Based out of their incredible offices in W1 which were designed by themselves, this role will be working directly with the practice management and will be a vital position for the business.

This versatile and all encompassing position requires a flexible approach and therefore needs a highly organised, efficient and level headed person to take the position and really drive it within the studio.

Duties include; supporting design teams in successful project delivery, preparation of contractual/sub contractual agreements, supporting business development and proposal packages, supporting compliance and liaising with management to input into resource, design and budget programmes.

If you enjoy a fast paced working environment which rewards commitment with a great salary, benefits and one of the most fun working environments in the industry then get in touch for the full details!

Posted by: Thomas Potter

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2 x Architect – Education and Commercial (12838)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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Are you an Architect with experience working on Education and Commercial projects in the UK?

You have come to right place! An award winning practice in Central London is looking for YOU.

They are keen to see candidates with the following experience;

– Three years post part 3 experience

– Education, Commercial mixed use and Residential project experience

– Experience working across all RIBA stages

– High proficiency in Revit and AutoCAD

– Design led Architect

– Client facing experience

This is a permanent position that is offering up to £45,000.

Apply now to be considered for this opportunity by sending your CV and portfolio to smudiliyar@blacksofalondon.com.

Posted by: Sonet Mudiliyar

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Associate/ Senior Associate Landscape Architect (12691)

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £65,000

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I am working with an award winning global studio in Central London to search for an Associate Landscape Architect and Senior Associate Landscape Architect. I am keen to hear from candidates with:

– Experience of managing a design team

– Experience of managing large scale complex international and UK projects

– A track record of implementing processes and work flows across a design team

– Design flair, and the ability to lead and mentor a design team

If this role sounds of interest please call Kerry in the London office on 0207 033 8821 or send your CV and portfolio to kbrown@blacksofalondon.com

Posted by: Kerry Brown

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Senior Architect/Associate (12729)

Reading

Permanent

£45,000 - £50,000

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An opportunity has arisen with a specialist Planning and Design consultancy in the heart of Reading.

My client is looking for a talented Senior to join their growing team. They work on range of projects but have a particular focus on new community planning, urban renewal, mixed-use planning and public realm design.

You will be proficient in AutoCAD and worked on similar projects internationally. You will also have worked on the front end/ early design stages.  If you are looking for small company, that you can grow with and watch expand – this is for you!

This is a permanent position offering great benefits such as travel support and are offering a competitive salary.

Interviews are taking place immediately so do not miss out on the opportunity, send your CV and portfolio no larger than 10mb to smudiliyar@blacksofalondon.com

Posted by: Sonet Mudiliyar

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Architectural Technologist (12828)

Permanent

£32,000 - £35,000

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Calling all Architectural Technologists, an AJ100 practice in the heart of London is looking for you!

You must have the following to be considered for this role;

Minimum of two years experience, including housing and built projects;
A degree in Architectural Technology, or ACIAT/MCIAT qualification or equivalent relevant UK experience within an architectural/technical practice.
Experience of UK urban or suburban housing design and master planning
Site experience
Experience on projects stages 3-7
AutoCAD and Revit knowlegde

Apply now to be considered for this opportunity by sending your CV and portfolio to smudiliyar@blacksofalondon.com.

Posted by: Sonet Mudiliyar

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Architect (12827)

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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Calling all Architects, an AJ100 practice in the heart of London is looking for you!

You must have the following to be considered for this role;

Minimum of two years post-Part 3 experience, including built projects;
ARB registered
Experience of UK urban or suburban housing design and master planning
Experience on projects stages 3-7
A detailed knowledge of UK residential design standards and statutory requirements with evidence of their application over several projects;
AutoCAD skills and experience using SketchUp, Illustrator and InDesign. Revit is desirable.

Apply now to be considered for this opportunity by sending your CV and portfolio to smudiliyar@blacksofalondon.com.

Posted by: Sonet Mudiliyar

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Revit Architect (12830)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £42,000

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I am looking for an Architect proficient in Revit for an award winning London multi-disciplinary studio. It is very important the ideal candidate has relevant Large scale Residential scheme experience to be considered for this role, They look for at least 2/3 years working in this sector.

Other requirements are;

– Proficiency in Revit

– 3 to 5 years post Part III experience

– Project led Architect

– Experience working on Large Residential Schemes

This is a permanent position and offering to pay up to £42,000 for the right candidate depending on level of ability and experience.

Interviews are taking place immediately so do not miss out on the opportunity, send your CV and portfolio no larger than 10mb to smudiliyar@blacksofalondon.com

Posted by: Sonet Mudiliyar

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Project Assistant (12773)

London

Permanent

£27,000 - £3,000

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Are you are looking for a fun, creative and fulfilling working environment? A culture where you are challenged to produce your best every day but where you feel you can ask for help and will be 100% supported.

One of our very best clients, a highly regarded and award winning architecture practice in North London is looking to add a Project Assistant to the team.

They need someone with good InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft skills who has a keen eye for detail. This is a key role supporting the work of three design studios to ensure the smoothing running of projects so fantastic organisation, efficiency and communication is paramount.

Previous experience within an architecture studio is all preferable.

Sound like you? Get in touch now for full details!

Posted by: Thomas Potter

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Freelance Architect – High End Residential (12724)

London

Temporary

£0

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South West London Architectural studio on the look out for an experienced Architect to join their team on a freelance basis.

They are seeking a AutoCAD wizz to jump on board and produce strong 3D models as well as technical drawings for a new project. They work on predominately Residential projects that vary in scale. This role would ideally suit a freelancer that is looking for flexibility (potentially remote work). This is initially to work on one project, but if all goes well this could be a great opportunity to stay in touch and work on future projects as they are very busy.

If you are between projects, looking for your next freelance role – look no further!

They are offering great hourly rates and flexibility – immediate start!

Interviews are taking place immediately so do not miss out on the opportunity, send your CV and portfolio no larger than 10mb to smudiliyar@blacksofalondon.com

Posted by: Sonet Mudiliyar

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News

Top Four Universities to Study Architecture in the UK

Steve Buss 11th Oct 2019

It is always really difficult when deciding which university will provide the best education for you. I have found the top 4 universities in the UK for Architecture. This is according to the complete university guide’s Architecture League Table 2020.

 

1: Bath

The University of Bath has featured at the top of the Architecture UK university rankings a number of times. It is very competitive and certainly held in high regard. In a study to evaluate graduate destination and employers in 2017, leavers went on to secure roles with some of the notable firms such AHMM, Grimshaw and Purcell. Very impressive!

https://www.bath.ac.uk/departments/department-of-architecture-civil-engineering/

 

 

2: Cambridge

Their architecture department specializes in urban and contextual design, teaching, and sustainable building design research. It is no secret that The University of Cambridge is extremely well known and the conditions to securing a position are definitely no walk in the park. They are known to have some of the highest rates of employment across Architecture departments an impressive 98% of graduates securing employment/further study 6 months after graduating and even more impressive, a 85% of graduates going directly into employment.

https://www.arct.cam.ac.uk/

 

 

3: Sheffield

They provide undergraduate degrees in Architecture, and Architecture and Landscape. They also offer the chance to opt for the four-year MEng degree in Structural Engineering and Architecture. The University of Sheffield have excellent links with the architecture profession through their industry partnerships and their network of graduates. They often have guest lectures from Architects who lead some of the UK’s top practices. They also host a Summer Exhibition employer’s event; this allows final year students to meet architects who are actively looking to employ graduates.

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/architecture

 

 

4: UCL

It is no surprise that every year, the world-renowned Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London are listed as one of the top universities in the UK for Architecture. I mean, they are situated amongst some of England’s most well known structures. So it is safe to say, there will be no lack of inspiration! Earlier this year, they launched a new 5 years integrated masters degree and have started to accept application as of this month! This is an accelerated model, compressing the part 1 and 2 route, along with a final year on placement into a 5-year consecutive course.

 

There you have it! The top four universities rated for 2019, if you are looking to have a career within Architecture, you can certainly add these to your lists!

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/architecture/

By Sonet Mudiliya

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