Intermediate-Senior Architect

Chow:Hill, where great design is only the beginning

At Chow:Hill we shape design through collaboration, curiosity and a commitment to excellence. Our desire is to see people experience our design, creating spaces that reflect the needs and cultural sensitivities of our communities.

Established almost 30 years ago, our team of just under 70 registered architects, architectural technicians, landscape architects, urban designers, and interior designers, operate out of three studios in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau, Hamilton/Kirikiriroa and Christchurch/Ōtautahi.

We work with clients in the education, health, commercial, community and public realm, and take a first-principles approach to sustainability where possible. Rather than pushing against an environment, we endeavour to work with it, breathing new energy into existing environments through creative design and collaboration. We’re passionate about integrating people into the environment, while being sensitive to nature, mana whenua and creating places with meaning. Our team’s experience includes residential, commercial, health, mental health, aged care, dementia care and urban design projects. As part of this, we work with other design disciplines in a stimulating and challenging way, to achieve great outcomes and support ongoing learning.

If this kind of environment appeals to you, then we’d love to hear from you. You’ll be joining a team that designs with purpose, a team that enjoys the challenge of creating spaces that evoke a sense of identity, and a team that creates bespoke design solutions that deliver to our clients’ needs.

In this role, you will develop positive working relationships and share your expertise across different disciplines. Part of the role will be managing client expectations through delivering quality service.

What we're
looking for

Our Hamilton studio is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Intermediate/Senior Architect to help create places and environments for a diverse range of people.

You’ll be a qualified Architect who can work on various projects and be able to collaborate with the team in a positive manner.

Attributes will include:

  • At least a Bachelor Degree in Architecture, and NZRAB registered.
  • A minimum of five years postgraduate New Zealand practice experience.
  • A strong portfolio of proven project experience across large-scale commercial work delivered on time and on budget.
  • In-depth industry knowledge.
  • Proficiency in Revit or have a willingness and ability to gain proficiency in this program.
  • Working alongside our Architectural Directors in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team of architects, urban designers, interior designers and landscape architects.
  • Ability to lead high-value projects from concept through to construction.
  • Able to clearly communicate and interact with clients and colleagues.
  • A proactive approach to managing workload and furthering your learning.
  • Enthusiasm for ongoing improvement in techniques and processes to help the team deliver and exceed client’s expectations.
  • A willingness to build on and expand your professional network.

You will also be motivated and know the importance and value of collaboration, both with clients and your peers, and have a track record of approaching and delivering your work with respect, integrity, and empathy.

To be considered for this position you must have New Zealand Residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.

Benefits and
other good stuff

At Chow:Hill, we’re driven to achieve great outcomes for our clients, and along the way, we have fun!

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • A competitive remuneration package based on experience.
  • The opportunity to be involved with a great variety of projects.
  • Collaborative workspaces and open office.
  • A friendly team and great company culture.
  • The support of professional peers.
  • Being in Hamilton's CBD, moments away from great coffee!

Apply here

If you are ready to shape your career with us, please send your CV and tell us why you’d be a great fit for our team!

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