Barr Gazetas - Award Winning London Architect




Barr Gazetas is a friendly team of 55 architects, interior designers and master planners based in the West End. Our award-winning projects cover a broad range of sectors: workplace, fit-out, residential, public realm and mixed-use. We have many blue-chip clients and our USP is a personal, professional studio.

We are looking for an Associate to join our team to take responsibility for the design team both internally and externally, delivering projects in accordance with practice requirements and the job description with minimal Director involvement.

We take pride in our staff and always look to provide the best working environment for the whole team. We are a diverse group, and our welcoming studio culture is based on openness, sustainability, and learning.

The role will be full-time and forms part of the architectural team. You will report to the Leadership Team.

Duties include:


• Responsible for day to day management of projects.
• Act as principal point of contact at Associate level for Client, Contractor, Project Managers, Consultants, Local Authority and other external agencies.
• Create and check appointment documentation with client and PI insurers.
• Prepare resource plans and monitor.
• Write fee bids, and fee proposals.
• Input and manage projects on CMAP (training given).
• Ensure efficient project running and monitor CMAP target profit levels.
• Manage Project Team at management level.
• Provide design, technical, and delivery expertise and have regular briefing sessions with the team.
• Provide a significant input into the Practice; with a specialism.
• Attend internal and external meetings, presentations and committee meetings.
• Use communication skills to represent the Practice at all levels especially Client liaison.
• Administration skills applied to communicate design and management.
• Lead, manage, delegate and motivate the design team. Proactively manage the programming and resourcing to achieve all deadlines.
• Implementing and maintaining QMS across the office.
• Attend networking/marketing events on behalf of the Practice and report via CRM emails.
• Consider ways to reduce overheads and increase efficiency on projects.
• Monday Morning Meetings contribution at all levels.
• Office Quarterly Meetings contribution at all levels.
• Contribute to the office Management and discuss relevant topics, areas of interest and help keep the Practice as leaders.

Design & Project:

• Prepare design proposals for pitches, concepts and development.
• Direct and initiate the design process and lead the inspiration and aspirations.
• Review design development against brief, third party and statutory obligations.
• High standard of design direction applied through all project design development stages.
• Presentation skills for communication and design quality.
• Supervision of project design team.
• Ensure all designs reach and exceeds Practice aspirations.

General Office:

• Follow company policies and procedures and discharge your professional duties according to the RIBA and ARB Professional Code of Conduct and the Practice’s vision, values and strategy.
• Represent the Practice and positively enhance its reputation.
• Create and maintain a positive working environment for all staff.
• Be an ambassador at all times and an expert in our core work.
• Attend CPDs on a regular basis and maintain an up to date CPD record.
• Maintain an accurate record of all meetings and actions.
• Attend internal and external meetings, presentations and committee meetings.
• Represent the Practice at all levels, especially client liaison.
• Comply with the Practice Health and Safety Policy.
• Comply with CDM regulations whilst on site.

Skills & Abilities

Previous experience & qualifications:

• RIBA Part III qualification.
• In depth knowledge and understanding of all RIBA stages.
• Experience of running several projects simultaneously from inception to completion.
• An understanding of clients’ requirements and experience of client liaison.
• An understanding of Practice issues in relation to legal and commercial, health and safety, CDM and insurance in relation to the office and staff.
• A good understanding of employment law and best practice in relation to managing your team.
• Experience of managing construction contracts.
• Excellent knowledge of current legislation, standards, building technologies, environmental design and construction methods.


• High level of proactive influencing and leadership skills.
• Work on own initiative, but recognise need to delegate up and down.
• Contract administration knowledge and application at a high level.
• High level of self-motivation and initiative.
• High level of awareness of Risk Management to mitigate all risks.
• Excellent presentation skills.
• Excellent design and technical skills.
• Excellent client management skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate a team.
• Financial awareness and strong budgeting skills.
• Awareness of project running, profit levels and resourcing on CMAP.

IT & Software

• Highly IT literate.
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office 365.
• Excellent knowledge of AutoCAD software and the Practice CAD Manual.
• Excellent knowledge of BIM and Revit software.
• Good knowledge of graphic presentations (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator etc).

Barr Gazetas is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we welcome applications from anyone with the required experience.

You must be legally able to work in the UK as we cannot sponsor visas at this time.

If you are interested in being considered for this role, please send us your CV with a cover letter and Portfolio, stating why you are interested in the role, by email to

We apologise in advance that we may not be able to respond to all applications. No agencies please.