Architectural Assistant (Year Out) or UK equivalent

Hong Kong

Architectural Assistant (Year Out) or UK equivalent

Location: Hong Kong

Reports to: Associate

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week. 9.00 – 5:30 (one-hour lunch break)

Salary: According to experience

Due to increased project demand, Purcell are looking for an Architectural Assistant (Year Out) or UK equivalent to join our Hong Kong studio. This role will be to aid the Studio and established team that is currently working on a diverse and exciting range of architecture, masterplanning, heritage and interiors projects.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a World Architecture Top 100 practice renowned for our excellence in architecture and heritage consultancy.

The successful candidates will display a keen attention to design and graphics. You will need to be able to display a can-do attitude, willingness to learn and understanding of Purcell’s projects and culture.

Main duties:

  • Learn, apply, share the core expertise and specialisms of Purcell
  • Working closely with our existing core team for ongoing projects
  • Assist in the 2D and 3D drawing and modelling production
  • Contribute to developing concept, schematic and detail design packages
  • Site survey and visits
  • Attend and minute client meetings
  • Preparation of presentation documents
  • Material sourcing and schedule for interiors led projects

We are looking for candidates who have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architectural studies
  • Student Memberships (desirable)
  • Proficiency in 2D drafting such as AutoCAD, 3D modelling in Sketchup and in Photoshop and/or other graphic presentation software
  • Good presentation skills (Visual, written & spoken) and contribution to high quality documentation
  • Fluent in English and Cantonese/Mandarin, both written and spoken.
  • Understanding of industry technical standards and statutory requirements.
  • Knowledge of BIM and REVIT (desirable)
  • Proactive ‘can do’ approach.
  • Professional at all times.
  • Commitment to the role
  • Conceptual thinker
  • Ability to manage self and work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Personable, confident and with a strong sense of team spirit.
  • Willing to work overtime when required


  • 21 days holiday plus 12 Statutory Holidays (January to December).
  • 4 x salary life cover
  • Personal accident cover
  • Medical cover
  • Contributory pension/ Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme (MPF)

Please submit a copy of your CV, portfolio (below 10mb) containing individual or academic design works and a cover letter stating your available start date by following the application workflow at the bottom of the page. Please let us know if you have the right to work in Hong Kong.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to provide individual feedback. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of your original application, then you have been unsuccessful. Please continue to look at our vacancies and apply where relevant. We wish you all the best in your job search.

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