Senior Architect (London)

Reporting to: Group Board Director Tim Partington / UK Directors Phillip Durrans, Michael Swiszczowski.


This is an exciting opportunity to assist in business development while performing a key design role. Proven London residential design credentials in masterplanning and concept design stages, and of having successfully led projects through the planning stages with London boroughs, are essential.

Good communication and presentation skills and a residential design track record with a recognised architectural practice are required. You should already be in a position of responsibility and be familiar with the current requirements and planning legislation for large-scale residential projects in London.

You will be focused on helping to grow Chapman Taylor’s residential team in London and be expected to play an active part in business development for this sector, becoming a member of Chapman Taylor’s UK Residential Sector team and participating in our thought leadership programme.


The role of Senior Architect is a senior position within the business and brings with it the areas of responsibility outlined below. You will represent the practice, lead your projects and be responsible for the quality of design and client service, in addition to having day-to-day involvement in the leadership and management of the residential teams and resources.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting business development for the residential sector in London
  • Feasibility, capacity studies and concept design work on residential projects
  • Leading residential projects through the early feasibility, concept design and planning stages
  • Communicating and presenting design thinking and philosophies to clients and local planning authorities
  • Assisting in managing the London Residential team resource
  • Contributing to thought leadership and R&D within the residential sector.


  • Client liaison
  • Consultant liaison
  • Assisting with project planning/finance
  • Assisting with team management
  • Promoting high-quality design.


Implementing and reinforcing our core business values will require you:

  • To be an ambassador for the Chapman Taylor Group, promoting its values and beliefs
  • To assist with the implementation of Chapman Taylor’s UK business strategy
  • To promote collaborative team working at all times
  • To assist in developing and fostering a positive morale across the studio at all times

Please apply to quoting reference: CT/L/006/SeniorArchitect

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