dRMM

Alex de Rijke

Director

BA, MA (RCA), Dip Arch, RIBA

UK/NL

Bio

Alex de Rijke is a founding Director of dRMM, having established the practice in 1995 with Philip Marsh and Sadie Morgan. He is a design champion at dRMM, responsible for the concept, construction and delivery of our timber projects. These include such diverse projects as Sliding HouseKingsdale School, Timber Stadium, Tower of LoveEndless Stair, Hastings Pier, WoodBlock House and Maggie’s Oldham.

Alex conducts ongoing research into contemporary materials, technologies and methods of construction. In 2006 he wrote, ‘Timber is the new Concrete’, and introduced cross-laminated timber to the UK with groundbreaking prefabricated buildings, Kingsdale School Sports Hall in London, and the Naked House prototype exhibited in Oslo. Through Alex’s leadership, dRMM has become recognised as a pioneer and authority on engineered timber design and construction, especially CLT (cross-laminated timber).

In 2013 de Rijke, alongside AHEC and ARUP, invented the first cross-laminated timber made from a hardwood and in the form of Endless Stair demonstrated its incomparable beauty, strength and sustainability in the LDF 2013 installation at Tate Modern. In summer 2017, construction will complete on dRMM’s Maggie’s cancer care centre in Oldham. A building that demonstrates a synthesis of concept, construction and user well-being; it is made entirely from tulipwood CLT and glass. The project reveals Alex’s total design ethos in its integration of landscape, architecture, furniture and art.

Prof.de Rijke has consistently combined cutting-edge practice with education. He advocates learning through experimentation and making, and his extensive experience includes teaching, lecturing and examining at many european schools of Architecture. From 2011-2015 he was Professor of the Masters programme and Dean of Architecture at the Royal College of Art. Alex is currently an External Examiner to the Design & Make timber programme at the Architectural Association, and a Visiting Professor to the Royal College of Art, London. He lectures internationally, presenting dRMM’s work from Scandinavia and Europe to Asia and Australasia. He has given conference papers on a range of themes including: engineered timber architecture and construction; prefabricated and mobile architecture; and the relationship between architecture and health.

Under Richard Roger’s former chairmanship, Alex de Rijke was a member of the Design for London Advisory Panel, and continues to contribute to design discussions at institutions such as the RIBA, ARCAM (Architecture Centre Amsterdam) and the Milan Salone del Mobile. Alex represents dRMM and the wider profession in the media through radio, TV appearances, and features in publications such as The Plan, Architectural Review, Dezeen and The Guardian.

With a parallel passion as photographer, Alex photographs for publications and exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale 2008 and 2012, and documents dRMM’s projects on an ongoing basis.

 

Sadie Morgan

Director

BA (Hons), MA (RCA), FRSA

UK

Bio

Sadie is a Founding Director of dRMM and industry leader. Her steadfast belief in the importance of design that connects back to people and place is a central influence in our practice. Over her 20-year career Sadie has had an increasingly significant role in the advocacy of design and architecture through her professional practice and her advisory roles.

Sadie reports directly to the Secretary of State as Chair of the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two. She is a commissioner for both the National Infrastructure Commission led by former Cabinet Minister Lord Adonis, and Lord Heseltine’s Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission. Sadie has been appointed as a Professor at the University of Westminster, London and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the London South Bank University in 2016.

She lectures internationally on the importance of design, architecture and infrastructure, and sits on various competition juries and advisory panels including the RIBA National Awards Advisory panel and the World Architecture Festival super jury. As a media commentator she appears on TV and radio, and writes regular columns for publications such as Building magazine and the Estates Gazette.

Sadie has won the 2016 Building Magazine Personality of the Year Award and the 2015 CBI First Woman Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the built environment, and she was shortlisted for the 2015 AJ Woman Architect of the Year award. She became the youngest and third ever-female President of the Architectural Association in 2013.

Aspects of Sadie’s design thinking can be found throughout dRMM’s projects, from the Stirling Prize shortlisted Trafalgar Place and Clapham Manor Primary School, to the Athlete’s Village for the London Olympic Games and Faraday House at the Battersea Power Station.

Philip Marsh

Director

BA, Dip Arch (UCL), RIBA

UK

Bio

Founding Director of dRMM, Philip has been central to dRMM’s education projects. He was project architect for the remodelling of Kingsdale School, an acclaimed project that addressed student morale and education standards through the radical transformation of the learning environment. This experience was distilled into Dura, dRMM’s Exemplar School for the DfES. He was project architect for Clapham Manor Primary School, shortlisted for the 2010 Stirling Prize and in 2013 completed 4 Dwellings a 2FE Primary School for Birmingham City Council. Current projects include a new campus for Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education.

Philip was the architect for the Elephant & Castle Regeneration pilot, Wansey St, a mixed tenure scheme for which dRMM were awarded BD Public Housing Architect of the Year 2006. Additionally, he co-designed the recently completed sister project Harper Square, for Family Mosaic shortlisted for the NLA 2013 award for housing.

Philip has designed ArtHouse for Argent, the first private housing scheme delivered at Kings Cross Central completed 3Q 2013. He is currently working on Faraday House, phase one of Battersea Power Station, a project which has been described by David Cameron as “jewel in the crown” of regeneration projects in London.

Jonas Lencer

Director

DIPL ING ARCH (RWTH), AK, ARB

DE

Bio

Jonas is a dRMM Director, his role is defined by a balance of solid business management and in-depth design input. Jonas’ strengths lie in concept development. His role on projects is to champion concept integrity from genesis to completion, ensuring that dRMM’s architecture reflects the studio’s driving ethos.

On a day-to-day basis Jonas oversees projects and ensures the smooth running of the organisation, offering support to Associate architects on contracts and client interface. As an architect, Jonas specialises in marrying design concepts with innovative structures and construction techniques, with a particular focus on prefabrication and engineered timber construction. He was responsible for the design, development and delivery of the Wansey Street project, and has played key roles in the design and delivery of dRMM’s London 2012 Athletes’ Village, Harper Square, and Faraday House at Battersea Power Station.

Jonas lectures worldwide to promote dRMM’s pioneering work in cross-laminated timber. He designed one of dRMM’s most high-profile timber projects – Endless Stair – with Director Alex de Rijke. Together they developed the definitive modular design concept for the Stair, allowing the structure to be adaptable to different contexts and users.

Andy Matthews

Architectural Assistant

BA (Hons), MA (RCA)

UK

Bio

Andy studied Architecture at the University of Brighton before completing his Masters Degree at the Royal College of Art. In Brighton, where he also worked in practice, he discovered a love for the wider design spectrum from illustration to product design. Keen to develop a multidisciplinary approach, he returned to London to finish his studies at the RCA. He is particularly interested in social and critical views toward architecture, especially his personal intrigue into social class and taste, which he explored in his masters thesis.

At dRMM Andy is currently applying his knowledge and enthusiasm towards the design of a cinema. Outside of work he enjoys emulating meals he has sampled along his travels in his own kitchen (albeit to a slightly lower standard!).

 

Anna Siwik

Architectural Assistant

MSc MA Arch

PL

Bio

Anna completed her Msc in Architecture and Master Planning at University of Arts in Poznan. She also studied architecture at Université Catholique de Louvain in Brussels and Set Design at Central Saint Martins. She worked in Brussels for ARJM on the award-winning project for Herstal Train Station in Wallonia, and a primary school project in Flanders. Her master’s thesis was titled “A scene for Anarchitecture – Temporality of abandoned spaces in Theatre design”.

Prior to joining dRMM Anna worked on various scale refurbishment and new build commercial projects in Central London at Campbell Architects. She is currently studying her Part III at Bartlett, UCL. Anna joined dRMM in April 2016. She is part of the team working on Television Centre Plot E Drama Block scheme. Anna enjoys working in a creative environment and spends her free time at the theatre and expanding her film database.

Chloe Grimmett

Studio Coordinator

BA (Hons), MA (Goldsmiths)

UK

Bio

Chloe joined dRMM in 2016 as Studio Coordinator, with previous professional experience in the Higher Education sector. Her responsibilities at dRMM are varied, and are mostly focused on the general upkeep and improvement of the studio, as well as supporting the administrative side of projects. She thrives in a busy and diverse work environment and is excited to be working in a creative and challenging atmosphere.

Chloe spends much of her spare time writing essays and short stories, many of which explore her interests in lineage and location. She is enthusiastic about learning new skills and in her free time experiments with sewing, coding, or bellringing in one of London’s many bell-towers.

Davide Pontoni

Architectural Assistant

MA ARCH

IT

Bio

Davide studied architecture at the Milano polytechnic university, developing skills on sustainable design and city analysis. During his studies he worked with different practices focusing on building renovation, sport facilities and luxury villas. He spent a year working in Copenhagen where he gained experience in urban development and public competitions. He has a keen interest in the reinterpretation of traditional architecture and the public realm.

Each summer Davide works as a skipper on a Croatian sailing boat, feeding his great appetite for travel and the sea. He is back on land now, working with the dRMM team on the design for a car park.

 

Diana Noronha Feio

Architect

MA ARCH, ARB

PT

Bio

Diana is from Portugal where she studied at the University of Lisbon at FA. Her MA thesis in ‘Anonymous Architecture’ included rigorous research into housing design and the evolution of dwelling. It looked at living patterns with a view to create spatial solutions for the needs of contemporary society. Diana has also studied in the University of São Paulo at FAU and worked for BFS Arquitectos, in São Paulo on the development of private houses.

Diana joined dRMM in August 2013 where she initially worked on the latest stages of Athletes Village and Trafalgar Place. Diana also formed part of the team for 51-54 Fenchurch Street, where she was a key member for the coordination of structural and interior packages. Most recently she worked in a private house in Greenwich and is currently a part of the team delivering a mixed use scheme and affordable family townhouses, in Newham, East London. Besides architecture, Diana is passionate about dancing. She has trained and performed as a professional dancer for many years and is always looking to marry both creative paths in some way, shape or form.

Eoin Horgan

Architectural Assistant

MA Arch (CCAE)

IRL

Bio

Eoin studied architecture in his home city of Cork. He graduated in 2012 and went on to work on a number of design projects in Ireland and abroad. His involvement in the research and publication of a river navigation guide for Cork city provided him with invaluable experience working with public bodies. Eoin’s thesis research was based in Istanbul, where he looked at urban regeneration through the reintroduction of industry, specifically experimental planting and production techniques for saffron. Most recently Eoin co-curated exhibitions for the Tallinn Architecture Biennale and Istanbul Design Week.

Eoin joined dRMM in October 2013 and has worked on a number of competition schemes for residential, education and industrial projects. At dRMM, Eoin has worked on our scheme for the development of the Drama building at Television Centre. He is currently part of the team delivering affordable family townhouses for numerous infill sites in Newham, East London and the redevelopment of Hastings Pier. Eoin has a keen interest in travel. Highlights so far – San Diego and New Zealand.

James Crawford

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT

MA ARCH (RCA)

UK

Bio

James first joined dRMM in 2010 after gaining his degree from the University of Liverpool. During his first stint with us he worked the delivery of the Athletes village and has now rejoined dRMM after completing his Masters degree at the Royal College of Art. Currently, he is predominantly working on the Phase One redevelopment of Elephant and Castle.

Whilst at the RCA James developed a theoretical proposal named Patapolis – a radical take on current sustainable culture that questioned the rural urban divide and the future potential of our ‘ecological age’. Broadly, James is interested in the use of colour and ‘fun’ in architecture.

Jasmin Sohi

ASSOCIATE

BSC, DIP ARCH (UCL), ARB

UK/HK/SG

Bio

Jasmin is an Associate at dRMM. Having received her degree from the Bartlett, UCL, she joined dRMM in 2004 and returned in 2008 after gaining her diploma with a project exploring the nature of risk in a Japanese insurance office. Jasmin has good experience of housing design and has been involved in the development of unit layouts through to construction for Athletes’ Village Plot N26. She has also overseen the design and construction of social tenure family townhouses for numerous infill sites in Newham.

She is currently project architect for a Maggie’s cancer caring centre in Oldham – an exciting scheme involving a raised timber structure with a curved glazed void. Jasmin also trained in graphic design at Shillington College and looks after dRMM’s brand and graphic outputs. In her spare time she makes macarons and is trying to learn Japanese.

Jonathan Bourhis

Architectural Assistant

ADE

FR

Bio

Jonathan graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes as an Architect D.E. He has also studied at the Politechnika Krakowska, where his research focused on the production of a new sacral heritage in Poland. Prior to dRMM, he worked at OMA Rotterdam on several significant projects, including the PEX Toulouse and the new Lab City/École Centrale of Paris. He also had the opportunity to work in Italy for 3-im, a consulting company specialising in BIM. Jonathan’s project work also includes a scheme in Qatar and the development of the new ENI HQ in Milan, designed by Morphosis Architects.

At dRMM, he is part of the Television Centre Plot E Drama Block scheme. He is also helping to steer the development of a BIM strategy for the studio. Out of the office Jonathan is an explorer of culture and cuisine.

judith Stichtenoth

ASSOCIATE

DIPL ING ARCH (TU BERLIN), AK, ARB

DE

Bio

Judith is an Associate at dRMM. She leads dRMM’s team for the BBC Television Centre masterplan, and the team for Battersea Power Station Phase 1 (RS-1B) – the latter is currently under construction. She is also project lead for 51-54 Fenchurch Street, an office development in the heart of London. Prior to joining dRMM, Judith worked for LIN Architects on projects based in France and Germany. She was responsible for the design and detailed development of the external envelope of the Cité du Design in Saint-Etienne.

Judith was project architect for Harper Square, providing 72 apartments and townhouses forming part of the Elephant and Castle Regeneration in Southwark. She also contributed to the Stratford City North project originally conceived for the London 2012 Olympic games. Judith’s strengths lie in organising and managing production activities, liaising with stakeholders and solving technical and design issues in an innovative way. Aside from her project management tasks she has a key role in the studio’s resourcing and recruitment processes.

NAZLI USTA

ARCHITECT

B ARCH, AA GRAD DIPL

TR

Bio

Nazli studied architecture at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and completed her graduate diploma at the Architectural Association in 2011. At the AA she pursued her interest in film and architecture by focusing on interactive design and the notion of the city as a stage.

Having worked in cities such as New York, Berlin and Istanbul Nazli has developed a keen interest in urban regeneration. At dRMM Nazli has worked on Harper Square and Phase 1 of the Elephant and Castle Regeneration, gaining expertise in spatial organisation and residential design standards. Currently, Nazli is a member of the team designing dRMM’s residential project at Battersea Power Station, which leads her back to ‘architectural staging’.

Patrick Usborne

Associate

BSc (Hons), AADipl, ARB

UK

Bio

Patrick is an Associate and Architect at dRMM and has worked on a number of large-scale commercial and residential projects since joining in 2013. These include a commercial scheme on Fenchurch Street and mixed use development in East London. Patrick was a scholarship student at the Architectural Association for six years. On graduating he joined Serie Architects working on numerous projects in China, Singapore, India and Kazakhstan.

Patrick continues to teach through workshops and juries at the Architectural Association. Before architecture, Patrick gained an honours degree in Physics, which sparked a passion for precision whilst being responsive to our environment and culture. Away from the office you’ll probably find him up a mountain, skiing, climbing or running.

Raphael Villiermet

ARCHITECT

ADE (ENSA-V)

FR

Bio

Raphael graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Versailles in France and went on to complete a year’s study in Buenos Aires’ FADU. He built upon his educational experience by gaining hands-on experience on construction sites before joining dRMM Architects. This work deepened his interest in the full lifecycle of the construction process and design precision.

Prior to joining dRMM, Raphael worked in Paris at Baillon-Henrion and Bruther, focusing on the design of sport and education public facilities for competitive public sector contracts. At dRMM he was a key member on the Battersea Power Station housing project overseeing structural coordination and other interior packages, but also worked on the landmark project, Endless Stair, for the London Design Festival 2013. More recently, Raphael was involved with the practice’s residential projects of Maidenhead and East Ham, gaining more experience in residential project design.

Roslyn Stanwick

PA TO DIRECTORS

BA (HONS) MA UOL

CA

Bio

 

Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Roslyn has been based in the UK since 2010. After completing her Master’s in History of Art, Roslyn moved from Leeds to London to pursue a career in cultural management. Prior to joining dRMM, she worked in the exhibition department at Calvert 22, as a studio coordinator at Kiwi & Pom and most recently worked as an independent events manager in the arts.

At dRMM, Roslyn deals with day-to-day diary management for the directors and is responsible for all matters concerning client relations. She is passionate about London’s art and design scene and enjoys planning monthly studio outings much more than she ought to.

Sara Muzio

Creative Strategist

BA (Hons), MA (RCA)

UK/IT

Bio

Sara has a passion for creating vibrant pieces of city through buildings and public spaces which actively engage a wide variety of users. She works with the dRMM team to develop and support strategies for future projects, including dRMM’s winning Wood Blocks proposal for the NLA New Ideas for Housing London.

Previously Sara worked with the EXYZT collective over eight years years, creating and managing popular large-scale installations including a trio of project on Union Street in Southwark: the Southwark Lido, the reUNION and The Lake. Whilst working with EXYZT Sara delivered projects for the Tate Modern, the Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol, the Architecture Foundation and the London Festival of Architecture.

Saskia Lencer

Associate

DIPL ING ARCH (FH), MSC, AK, ARB

DE

Bio

Saskia is an Associate at dRMM and works on a number of distinctive projects, specialising in the design and delivery of Cross Laminated Timber construction. Her studies in Cologne and at the TU-Berlin have given her a strong technical background, and she has gained experience in design and construction at all scales and with listed buildings whilst working in the US, UK, Turkey, Norway and Germany.

Saskia was project architect for the RIBA Award winning scheme known as the ‘Tower of Love’ at Blackpool’s seafront and subsequently led another RIBA Award winning CLT project in East London – WoodBlock House, a studio and family home for UK artist Richard Woods. She worked on dRMM’s Rundeskogen residential towers in Norway, as well as the early stages of the Hastings Pier. She was project leader on a masterplanning project for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, as well as for the early stages of dRMM’s Battersea Power Station Phase 1 (RS-1B). Her current projects include a cinema for Curzon as well as a variety of mixed use projects in Newham for Helical Retail and RDV. In addition to supervising projects Saskia’s role encompasses the studio’s team development and resourcing needs.

Steven Wallis

ASSOCIATE

BA (DESIGN), DIP BDD

AU

Bio

Steve is an Associate at dRMM and has contributed to a number of large-scale mixed-use and residential projects since joining the studio in 2008. These include the ArtHouse development at King’s Cross and East Village the former Athlete’s Village of the London Olympics.

His wider experience includes education and leisure architecture, having led dRMM’s proposals for the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education new Hill Barton Campus, as well as overseeing the Sky Health and Fitness Centre; a case study in sustainable building, health and wellness. Most recently, Steve was the project leader of the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlisted Trafalgar Place, the first phase of the Elephant and Castle regeneration. Steve currently oversees several of dRMM’s projects as part of the Sky Campus regeneration and contributes to various bids and feasibility studies. Alongside his practice, Steve leads dRMM’s peer review forums and presents dRMM’s projects and research externally.

After graduating from RMIT University, Steve worked for several years with prominent architecture practices in Melbourne. Outside of dRMM, Steve spends his time exploring London with Maxxi, his Miniature Dachshund.

 

Tamsin Pearce

Associate

BA (HONS)

UK

Bio

Tamsin is the Finance Associate at dRMM.  Following over four years as our Studio Manager, and an eclectic previous administrative career in the entertainment industry, she has joined the associate team to focus on the financial side of our business.  Her remit covers all things financial – including invoicing, project finances and the general studio budget.  She also continues to oversee the administration & marketing teams.

Aside from number-crunching and spreadsheets, Tamsin loves exciting architecture, front row fringe theatre seats, and rarely travels anywhere long-distance without at least one hula hoop.

Tom Etchells

Architectural Assistant

BA (HONS) INT DESIGN

UK

Bio

Whilst studying at the Glasgow School of Art, Tom explored a range of projects from office to installation design, developing a keen interest in the reuse and reinterpretation of existing interior spaces.

At dRMM Tom has worked on a number of projects at varying scales, including competitions. He has worked on primary and secondary school projects with visualisation and assisting on design development. He contributed to the initial stages and remodelling of Hastings pier, where he gained invaluable experience in public consultation. He was part of the design team for ‘Endless Stair’, having a key hand in the design development stages through to completion. Tom is currently working on façade tender packages for a new bSkyb campus building in London.

Tonia Tkachenko

Architectural Assistant

BSc, MArch (UCL)

RU

Bio

Tonia studied Architecture at the Bartlett, UCL and graduated with her Masters degree in 2014. Her diploma project questioned the relationship between space and the body in motion. Through proposing an Arts Terrain in Copenhagen’s South Harbour, she explored how specific ways of movement produce unique spatial experiences and become productive design tools.

Tonia joined dRMM in summer 2014, keen to pursue her academic interests further, and has worked on projects such as 51-54 Fenchurch Street and Brill Place. She is currently studying for her Part III at Westminster University. In her free time Tonia jet-sets between Russia and USA. When in London she focuses on polishing her domestic skills – baking yummy goods, cooking up veggie delights, and tie-dying tote bags.

Viola Gurioli

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT

MA ARCH

IT

Bio

Before joining dRMM in 2012, Viola completed her MSc in Architecture in Milan and participated in international workshops as a teaching assistant. Her Italian education strongly influenced her “forma mentis” and sensibility towards ‘context’ (physical, cultural, social) – considering architecture as part of a complex system rather than as a free-standing object.

At dRMM Viola has built on her experience both in urban and residential design. After having worked on two masterplan studies for the Olympic Legacy Area fulfilling her interest in urban regeneration and place making, she formed part of the Television Centre Plot E team, focusing on structural and service coordination. More recently, Viola has worked on the design for a high-end residential tower in Camden, part of the Central Somers Town CIP Masterplan. She is currently developing a housing proposal for Newham. In between travels, Viola spends her time exploring the city on her golden bike, mapping her discoveries in her trusted sketchbook.

Vivienne Long

Marketing Manager

BDes, PGCirtMM, ACIM

NZ

Bio

Vivienne is strategic and creative marketer with 5 years management experience and a background in architecture and the arts. Prior to dRMM, she worked with a leading property, design and research company in Auckland. Vivienne has a wide skill set; from the creation and execution of strategic plans to budgeting and reporting. The intricacies of marketing as a lifelong professional craft fascinate her, she is particularly interested in emerging brand and content trends.

Vivienne is an Affiliate of the leading professional body of marketers, the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing, and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Marketing Management. She also holds a Bachelor of Design from Unitec, New Zealand, has 2 years journalistic experience and is a practicing artist. When Vivienne’s not writing press releases or designing brand material, she can be found researching new movements within her practice, attending interesting arts and community events, or exploring London by bicycle.

 

Will Howard

Project Architect

BA (Hons), DIP Arch, ARB

UK

Bio

As a Project Architect at dRMM, Will has worked on a number of high profile residential, commercial and educational projects. He is currently involved with the detailed design of the Television Centre Plot E and the development of Sky’s Osterley campus.

Will studied at the University of Huddersfield and Kingston University, his thesis was an analysis of industrial ruins; developing strategies for architectural interventions within derelict spaces.

In practice, he has a range of experience in user engagement, technical design coordination and developing the production of information at various project stages. In previous practice, he gained experience working with leading higher education clients on complex teaching, research and laboratory buildings.

Outside of work, Will enjoys travel, acoustic guitar, and developing his culinary skills.

 

STUDIO ASSISTANT

dRMM Vacancies

Bio

STUDIO ASSISTANT OVERVIEW:

 

dRMM Ltd, a vibrant, award-winning architecture practice, seeks a proactive, confident and organised Studio Assistant. The role provides administrative support to the studio, reporting to the Studio Manager, to ensure the studio runs seamlessly.

As part of the administration team, you must be an effective communicator and a dynamic team player.  Good presentation and communications skills – written and verbal – are vital; you should also be proactive and enthusiastic in your approach and comfortable using your own initiative.

The role covers all aspects of administration, on a day-to-day basis. You must be adaptable to changing environments and be flexible both with your approach, and occasionally hours.  Attention to detail and a positive attitude are essential.

The studio is a friendly, supportive and encouraging environment to work in, and is a supporter of the London Living Wage. The practice prides itself on being an open, happy and exciting workplace and we actively support staff development. This is a great role for a school leaver, first jobber.

Please note: Architectural training/experience is not required.  Permission to work in the UK is essential.

The duties set out below outline the range of activities currently required.  They are not a comprehensive list.  Duties include:

Primary Duties:

– Reception / Meet & Greet duties
– Organisation of all admin related areas – inc. stock control and premises admin.
– Oversee and maintain studio’s ICT requirements
– Primary in-house ICT contact
– Admin Expenses
– Studio maintenance
– Maintain H&S, training and company policies
– Events: prep and assistance
– Record keeping / database entry
– PA support: calendars, meetings and admin

Essential Skills/Qualifications

– Excellent organisational skills
– Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
– Accomplished computer skills (ideally Apple Mac) and proficiency in Microsoft Office
– Proactive and logical approach to problem-solving
– 3 x ‘A’ Level B grade (or equivalent qualification / standard)
– Clear and polite phone manner
– Ability to multitask and prioritise tasks logically
– Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise work loads

Desirable skills:

– Expert ICT skills and knowledge (or a willingness and competence to learn)
– Basic knowledge of architectural practises and work patterns

This job description serves as an outline guide of the Studio Assistant role.  The role may alter or adapt according to future company needs, change and development.

To apply please submit your CV and a short cover letter, detailing your suitability & motivation for the role and notice period required. Applications should be by email to jobs@dRMM.co.uk (max. file size 5MB) for the attention of HR, quoting ref: StuAs1703 in the subject title.

dRMM is an equal opportunities employer.  We are only able to respond to successful applicants and cannot discuss submissions on the telephone. Application deadline: Monday April 16th, 2017.