Part 1 Vacancy

Part-I architectural assistant
London, United Kingdom


OPENSYSTEMS is looking to appoint a Part-I architectural assistant to join our growing team to work on one of several significant commissions. Current projects include two residential projects in the Middle East, an industrial campus with an office building and furniture design. The successful candidate will have RIBA Part I or equivalent. We offer an exceptional  mentoring and training experience under the guidance of our team in our central London studio in Clerkenwell.
We are looking for ambitious young talents that value architecture that is centered around people and have a passion for design, material craft and new manufacturing processes.


OPENSYSTEMS Architecture was established in 2012 and boasts of a growing portfolio of  national and international projects ranging from private residential to corporate campuses, from furniture design to retail spaces. The practice has won international awards for its design excellence and it continues to grow pledging research and innovation as the paramount driving forces of the design process and its actual manifestation into built forms. The practice bridges experimental design and practical solutions through the development of material and organizational systems.


assisting project architects with day-to-day running of projects and project delivery
developing designs from initial stages to presentation renderings and models.
making physical models
making 3D CAD models
producing visualisations
producing projects reports and presentations
undertake design research related to ongoing projects



- able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort
- able to act independently and bring creative ideas to design problems
- demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information
- good communication skills with a confident manner
- a good team player and capable of working independently


Excellent design skills
Excellent visualisation and model-making skills
Software: Autocad 2D/3d, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office
The position will be for a minimum of six months, but we prefer a graduate who is interested in developing their skills with us over their full year out.
You must be eligible to work in the UK and available to start in July.

To apply, please email us your CV, portfolio, and cover letter with ’OS_Part 1 Lastname_Firstname’ in the subject line to telling us why you think you would make a great addition to our team. Total file size should be under 10MB.


OPENSYSTEMS Architecture is an equal opportunities employer.