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Year One - Junior Designer - Architecture - London

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  • Professional degree in Architecture or related field required. Strong collaborative, verbal, and written communication skills. Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, parametric software, Adobe Suite, and Google Workspace essential.
  • The Year One - Junior Designer in Architecture in London will work closely with project leadership to contribute to project development through designing and creating presentation deliverables, communicating effectively within the team, integrating interdisciplinary criteria, evaluating ideas, understanding building materials and systems, managing workload and deadlines, and utilizing appropriate tools for design and documentation at all project phases.

Graduate Job

Architecture & Urban PlanningLondon


  • Our Year One program picks up where your formal education leaves off, with a suite of events and creative initiatives to help you get the most out of your first year at SOM. Alongside your day-to-day project responsibilities, we’ll encourage you to expand your learning and to propose bold ideas for the future of design.
  • SOM offers the best of both worlds: the hands-on experience of small, dynamic studios, and the resources and diversity of a global organisation. Our interdisciplinary firm affords a wealth of opportunities for emerging designers; our collaborative approach means that your ideas and creativity will be valued and recognised from day one. In keeping with SOM’s reputation for innovation, our Year One program invites you to shape the future of the practice with us. Start here to dive into the profession, chart your path forward, and make your mark.
  • At SOM, we are a collective committed to shaping a better future for our clients, communities and planet. We aspire to create the most sustainable, impactful work through creative, interdisciplinary teams with all the resources and diversity of a global firm. We value those who are passionate about excellence, innovation, integrity, inclusivity, and collaboration. Together we can achieve great things.


  • Recent completion of a professional degree in Architecture or a related field.
  • Strong collaborative ability.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, parametric and rendering software, and Adobe Suite.
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Architecture & Urban Planning


  • Contributes to the development of an aspect of a project under the direct supervision of project leadership. Exhibits initiative, process innovation, problem solving, and decision quality with a high attention to precision and accuracy at a task-specific level.
  • Produces presentation and contract deliverables such as diagrams, 3D models, drawings, renderings, physical models and animations.
  • Effectively communicates internally through timely and appropriate written, oral, and visual means.
  • Creates and innovates with a strong conceptual design ability. Integrates interdisciplinary criteria to effectively move forward the design of a project component.
  • Actively collaborates at a project team level by critically and constructively evaluating ideas.
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of building materials, systems, specifications, codes, details and construction techniques. Effectively uses appropriate tools to design and document at all project phases.
  • Manages time and workload to meet project task deadlines and commitments with frequent interaction and direction from Project Leadership.


Work type

Full time

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