Design Architect (Manchester)


Chapman Taylor is an award-winning, AJ Top 100 practice, operating from 16 studios globally. Our Manchester studio, located in Bass Warehouse in the heart of Castlefield, provides a vibrant, creative work environment situated a short walk from Deansgate Station.

We are looking for a highly motivated, design-orientated architect with excellent design and presentation skills to join our Manchester studio. We are offering the chance to work in a dynamic studio environment, with the opportunity to develop your career while working on a range of high-profile and exciting projects, in both the UK and internationally.

Our Manchester studio is involved in all design stages from masterplanning and concept design through to technical design and delivery of projects on site. We place great emphasis on what we describe as ‘Responsible Design’, which looks beyond environmental sustainability and considers the wider socio-economic implications of all our projects, including the effect on the physical and mental wellbeing of those who inhabit and use the spaces we create. We are committed to continually improving the quality of our design and investing in new ideas for the future through our structured R&D programme.


The ideal candidate will be an ARB registered Architect with a minimum of five years’ post-qualification experience. You will enjoy working as part of a team and be able to lead and motivate others. You will have the opportunity to be actively involved in various R&D initiatives and research while performing a key design role.

Experience of working on large-scale, mixed-use, projects across the residential, workplace, retail and hospitality sectors is an advantage.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to confidently present their design ideas using a variety of media, including hand sketching.

Key attributes:

  • Design flair and a strong design ethos
  • A talent for creative solutions
  • A keen interest in, and knowledge of, sustainable design
  • Excellent presentation skills – 3D modeling, hand-drawn, verbal and written
  • An ability to present your concept design ideas and narrative confidently
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to support the studio’s culture

Specific responsibilities:

  • Producing design proposals using hand sketches / SketchUp / Revit / CAD / Models
  • Feasibility, capacity studies and concept design work on a range of projects
  • Contribute to and foster high-quality design
  • Promote high-quality design and actively engage with and promote design discussions in the studio

If this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your CV and examples of your work, emailed to: quoting reference: CT/M/022/DesignArchitect

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