Thanks to the wonderful Agnese Sanvito for her photos of our Scaffolding Board House. Repurposed scaffolding boards used as the main structural element in our recently completely house extension and reconfiguration in Whitechapel. We explored a range of strategies to minimise waste and embodied carbon in this project, from the repurposed scaffolding boards for the majority of structure, to reused bricks, to salvaged internal fixtures and fittings to reduced concrete through pad foundations. Thanks to our wonderful clients in pulling this together, and to @fordhamconsulting for the structural design and TBS Contractors for the build.



Updated: Oct 26




We are looking for a Part 2 environmental architectural assistant with the following skill sets:

  • RIBA Part 2 or equivalent qualification in architecture/environment

  • positive and friendly person with the ability to work closely as a team as well as work independently. Effective communication with clients and related parties.

  • reliable, honest, organised, multi-tasker and eager to learn and share new ideas

  • strong conceptual and design development skills as well as attention to details

  • strong communication skill through drawings, imagery, 3D and physical models

  • having experience in residential projects in the UK is a plus

  • proficiency in AutoCAD/Rhinoceros/SketchUp/Adobe Suite and environmental analysis softwares. Experience in Revit is a plus

  • excellency in English, both written and spoken

  • available immediately

What we offer:

  • we will assist and guide young architectural designers to obtain Part 3 as well as equip with environmental approaches to the level where they can design and perform confidently as a project architect, overseeing all the RIBA work stages

  • there will be plenty of opportunities for your ideas to materialise as part of the ongoing projects

  • there will also be chances to be involved with academic work as well as interdisciplinary design

  • social events, organised secretly by the directors

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter describing why you are appropriate for the position, CV, at least one reference and examples of your work to : hello@a-zero.co.uk.


Please ensure your application is a single PDF document with a maximum total file size of 10MB.


A-Zero Architects is an equal opportunities employer.


We are conscious about Equity, diversity and inclusion. People at A-Zero have been diverse in ethnicity and their backgrounds.


We will only contact back successful candidates due to the volume of applications.


No recruitment agencies please.


Giles has been awarded a Senior fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. The SFEA is an advanced level of professional standing that evidences expertise in teaching and learning in higher education. Senior Fellows are typically the colleagues who lead in teaching and supporting learning by supporting others and spreading effective practices.





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