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Architects combine technical knowledge with creative flair to imagine, design and construct the built environment that surrounds us. You may work with a company looking to build a trendy new workplace for its staff. You might be asked to renovate a Grade-II listed Georgian townhouse – the scope is broad and the possibility to work on an array of challenging and rewarding projects is limitless.
At HAUS, we regularly secure fully qualified Architects roles at London’s best Architecture practices. And since our recruiters all come from a design background, having worked in various practices before moving into recruitment, we know the industry and can offer honest, credible advice on your next career move.
What is an Architect?
Although some Architects are self-employed, most work as part of a wider design team in an architectural studio or practice, having completed the five year architecture degree and two years professional experience as an Architectural Assistant.
We’re a down-to-earth bunch who speak to our candidates as real people. This means no jargon, no waffle and no fluff – just a genuine passion for the industry and its people.
Our job board below displays our list of current Architect jobs in London. Before applying, it may help to take a look at our guide to building an Architectural CV for top tips from our expert recruiters to ensure you’re showcasing your talent in the best way.
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Duties of an Architect
As an ARB approved Architect, you will be given more responsibility on projects and further opportunities to demonstrate your advanced design skills. You may have the opportunity to lead smaller projects, attend site visits and be the point of contact for clients. Other responsibilities will include discussing briefs clients about their project, developing budget proposals, drafting design plans and visiting the site of a building project to make sure the blueprints are followed.
Skills and Competencies
Having previously completed Part 1, Part 2 and professional practical experience, Architects should be able to demonstrate evidence of commercial awareness, good self-management, autonomous working and integrity to the profession. At this stage, Architects will have more day-to-day exposure to clients and as such, will need to demonstrate the skills necessary to provide a competent service of client needs such as good communication, coordination and competent delivery.
How much do Architects get paid in the UK?
Salaries for Architects in London typically range from around £32,000 to £39,000 per year, as indicated by our Salary Guide. Our architectural salary guide is designed to help ensure candidates are getting the right wage and provides a handy overview of the average salaries for architectural professionals across the spectrum in the UK.
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Who we are
HAUS Careers is an Architecture and Design recruitment agency in London. We are a team of ex-industry professionals with varied backgrounds and specialist knowledge in a multiplicity of sectors. At HAUS we love design and have a passion for great Architecture.
Our varied backgrounds and relevant experience allow for a deeper understanding of our industry. Our expert knowledge of Architecture, BIM, Landscape, Interior Design, Urban Design and Creative Support allows us to identify talented professionals and the best practices.
We work with London’s best practices and ensure our candidates are always placed in the right environment. We have a great relationship with both our clients and candidates for this exact reason. We are always looking for the most talented designers and professionals to ensure our industry’s future continues to grow.
How are we different?
At HAUS we understand from experience that recruitment is more than just matching someone’s skillset to a job description.
We are always looking to launch professionals next step in the industry. That’s why we get to know our candidates. We welcome the opportunity to meet over a coffee, tea or beer (or all of the above) so we can get a stronger understanding of their career aspirations and match their specialist skills and experience to the right role.