Senior Architect at Dyer Grimes Architecture

Who we are

Dyer Grimes Architecture are a leading high-end residential Architectural and Interiors Design practice in South West London, who have achieved the Sunday Times Best Family Home award two years running and have moved into brand new offices overlooking the river at Wandsworth. We have recently won some fantastic new commissions and are looking to grow our team with a number of different positions. We are an award-winning practice and as such have high standards of design and presentation.

The role

Dyer-Grimes Architecture are recruiting for a Senior Architect. Working closely with the Head of Creative design you will have full responsibility for designing new houses and extensions to period properties primarily based around the South-West London area.
You will deal with the client directly throughout the briefing process, design, and pre-planning stages and as well as liaising with cost consultants, internal and external professionals. It will be your responsibility to prepare drawings, plans and documents for feasibility studies, pre/planning applications and obtain relevant research and permissions.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Key Skills

  • Demonstrate solid expertise in high end residential new build houses and period refurbishment projects preferably in the South-West London area.
  • Excellent design, presentation, and technical ability
  • A demonstrable track record of running projects from inception to completion.
  • Comprehensive contract documentation and contract administration skills.
  • High proficiency in Vectorworks, 3D modelling skills Sketchup and 3D rendering skills, In-Design & Photoshop software.
  • Ability to co-ordinate and manage external technical staff, consultants, and contractors
  • Strong ability to prioritise and handle multi-tasking.
  • Strong ability in the production of detailed drawing packages for construction.
  • Advanced Knowledge of NBS Specification, UK British Standards & Building regulations.
  • Managed projects on site successfully to timescale & budget.
  • Commercially savvy as well as demonstrate understanding for budgets and construction costs.
  • Positive, outgoing, and approachable communicator, able to express ideas effectively, orally, graphically and in writing, and can lead any client comfortably through the design process and respond effectively to the clients’ briefs.
  • Can keep up with a fast-paced working environment and deal with obstacles and tight deadlines with a positive attitude.
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our friendly and creative office and build a portfolio of award-winning homes.

What we Offer

Competitive salary based upon experience and a performance-based bonus. A variety of exciting projects and opportunities to grow professionally.

Due to the large volume of applications expected we are unable to respond to all enquiries.

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter why you would like to join us, the date from which you are available, CV, and portfolio no more that 5mb and 15 pages, via e-mail to [email protected] referencing DGA-Arch10, your name and position in the subject bar.

We will be processing all data received according to general data protection regulations.


Dyer Grimes Architects are always on a lookout for working with talented freelancers at different levels. If you ae interested in working with us on a freelance basis please send your CV to [email protected] quoting Freelance DGA.