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Architecture for London has an opportunity for a studio manager to join its team in London.

We are looking for a studio/office manager with experience in architecture/design-related workplaces to carry out administrative roles within a thriving young practice.

We are award-winning architects and designers working on a range of private residential, and commercial projects across London. We work toward Passivhaus and EnerPHit standards of comfort and low energy, creating sustainable homes.

The ideal candidate should be looking to build experience and responsibility but also be willing to carry out the basic tasks required in supporting a busy practice. The role covers studio management, finance, marketing and human resources.

This is a full-time role based at our studio in Farringdon.

Studio management:

  • Statutory obligations, including health and safety
  • Assisting architects with administrative tasks and document control
  • Prepare and edit documents, reports and letters
  • Studio maintenance and housekeeping


  • Liaising with accountants
  • Invoicing clients
  • Assisting with payroll
  • Managing online accountancy programme
  • Fee proposals, payment schedules, forecasts and accounts

Human resources:

  • Managing HR
  • Monitoring timesheets and annual leave
  • Assisting with recruitment


  • Assist in preparing expressions of interest and awards submissions
  • Supporting the senior team in business development
  • Organising events

Essential skills:

  • Xero and Workflow Max
  • Excel/Google Sheets
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Organised
  • Strong communicator
  • High standard of written and spoken English
  • Proactive and logical approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise workloads

Our studio is a friendly and collaborative environment where the team is encouraged and provided with the opportunity to develop and progress. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from minority background candidates typically underrepresented across the built environment.

Benefits and studio culture:

  • Nest Ethical Fund pension scheme
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Technology discount scheme
  • Enhanced paternity and maternity leave
  • CPDs and internal talks
  • Yearly eye exams
  • Health and well-being including cycling expeditions, lunchtime badminton or table tennis and summer sports evenings.
  • Fresh fruit and bread are provided by the studio daily
  • Twice monthly vegetarian team lunch cooked by team members
  • A calm, creative and light-filled studio space
  • We are a tight-knit team and have regular studio outings and social events
  • Model workshop including a 3D printer and laser cutter

Salary will be commensurate with ability and experience.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK and will be based at our studio in Farringdon.

Please submit your CV by email.