Experienced Higher Education Architect


Location: Flexible

Building on our strong reputation in the workplace and residential sectors, we’re seeking an ambitious architect working at a senior level with at least 10 years’ post qualification experience to lead the growth of our Higher Education portfolio.

Confident dealing with clients, you will bring experience of leading teams through all RIBA work stages, a collaborative mindset and a proven track record of delivering high-quality design. As well as an in-depth understanding of technical design standards and legislation, you will be proficient in Revit and a strong communicator both visually and verbally.

You will need to be able to leverage a strong portfolio and existing college/university and contractor/developer connections to hit the ground running and quickly open new opportunities for the practice. With a natural talent for building relationships and an appetite for winning new business, we are looking for a sector leader who is up for the challenge of taking on a senior position with a high level of responsibility within a well-established practice.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Championing the education sector across our London, Leeds and Manchester studios
  • Designing and delivering projects from concept through to completion
  • Cultivating and maintaining client relationships
  • Pitching and presenting to clients – landing projects
  • Representing the practice at external events
  • Leading, inspiring and mentoring your project team

We believe that good architecture comes from people whose creativity and ingenuity is appreciated. At our open-plan studios in London, Leeds and Manchester, we’ve created an open, fair and friendly culture which allows our diverse team of talented individuals to flourish. We’ve held an Investors in People Silver accreditation since 2010, which is almost unique in our profession. We put a lot into the development and training of our staff. In return, we expect you to be at the top of your game, ambitious to learn and progress.

If you’d like to apply for this role, please send your CV, covering letter and no more than 10 pages of your work (maximum size 10MB) to careers@cartwrightpickard.com quoting reference HE_CP18.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, we only respond to successful applicants.

Cartwright Pickard is an equal opportunities employer.

Experienced Higher Education Architect