Experienced Design Architect

Apply now

Experienced Design Architect

We are currently looking for Experienced Design Architects to join our Amsterdam office.

Full-time · Amsterdam

The atmosphere in our office is informal, international, multidisciplinary, highly ambitious and very dynamic, but also friendly with a focus on personal and professional development. The average age of our employees is 34 years and our employee base is made up of about 30 different nationalities. Almost all employees have an academic background. For the Amsterdam office we encourage experienced Design Architects to apply, as we are looking for exceptional talent to support our team.

The Position:

You should have very strong design sensibilities, accompanied by leadership skills, and should have experience as a lead designer in project teams from the Concept Design stage up to at least the Design Development stage. Next to strong capabilities regarding design and design strategy, the candidate should have strong communication and organisational skills to support the project management and to coach other designers. 

The Requirements:

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience as a Design Architect
  • Experience in overseeing or assisting with overseeing a design team
  • Documented experience in multiple stages of the design process from Concept Design up to at least Design Development
  • Very strong aesthetic sensibilities and design skills – implementing key design concepts to drive a holistic design
  • A keen awareness of design constraints, such as regulatory, interdisciplinary and economic parameters
  • Experience with rationalising and refining spatial organisation and complex design geometry
  • Good team player with the ability to: organise own work and that of others; clearly communicate with the Director and project manager; and coach/motivate team members
  • Proactive and self-motivated, with a continuous desire to learn, grow and coach others
  • Fluent English communication skills (reading, writing and speech)
  • Good knowledge of Rhinoceros 3D, Adobe Creative Suite, etc. – additional experience with Revit is a plus

We look forward to receiving your C.V./resume + portfolio + short motivation letter.

When you work at UNStudio

  • You have the opportunity to work on high profile, challenging global projects
  • You are part of a creative, fresh, professional and academic working environment

  • The city centre of Amsterdam is on your doorstep: one of the world's most beautiful cities
  • Research is an integrated and valued part of your daily work
  • You have the opportunity to initiate and develop research projects with external companies and institutions
  • Your experience is highly valued, but your innovative and entrepreneurial attitude is ranked highest
  • You work in a young international team that is highly ambitious, collegial and social, made up of recently graduated architects, experienced senior architects and everything in-between
  • You design through discovery, and learn on the job
  • You get as much creative freedom as you are willing to take
  • You find yourself in a responsible position as soon as you are ready
  • Friday Afternoon Drinks are always waiting for you
  • Our annual Summer and Winter Events have become legendary
  • You have 30 annual holidays, with a holiday allowance in addition to your annual salary

UNS Talks: A Podcast by UNStudio