Designer/ Part 2 Architectural Assistant


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Designer/ Part 2 Architectural Assistant


Sybarite is a global design practice leading the ever-evolving face of benchmark retail, experiential culture and hospitality. Founded in 2002 as a boutique studio dedicated to luxury retail, Sybarite has since grown into a global design agency with projects ranging in scale from masterplans and architecture to interiors and products. Sybarite’s unique approach is reflected in the studio ethos and appreciation for the finer things in life, whether it be championing cuisine or promoting personal development. The Sybarite team hails from all over the globe with each member adding their own flavor to how Sybarite thinks, acts and works, united by an appreciation for the finer things in life. The practice prides itself on a culture that embraces collaboration, creativity, and innovation to provide its clients with the very best solution.



Sybarite are looking for a highly creative and talented Designer/ Part 2 Architectural Assistant to work on luxury retail, hospitality, and mixed-use projects in Asia and the Middle East. Based in our West London studio, you will work within a multidisciplinary project team to design and realise projects for the most innovative retail and hospitality operators in the world.

Sybarite is embarking on a period of transformative change around an expanding portfolio and is seeking candidates who are passionate in design and keen to collaborate on key international retail and hospitality projects.

This is a key role within the project team that will focus on Interior Design and Interior Architecture on large-scale luxury retail projects located in the Middle East and China (ranging from 100,000 – 800,000 sqm) from Concept Design to completion.

As a team member, you will balance design, technical ability, and efficiency to deliver cohesive interior architectural projects that are aesthetically innovative and technically feasible.


  • ARB/RIBA part II or equivalent.
  • Strong visual storytelling skills, capable of great rapport and adapting style to various audiences.
  • Superb knowledge of materials and finishes, with the ability to confidently take responsibility from concept to completion.
  • Capable of providing assistance to Senior Architects in the design and production of interior or architectural projects within the office.
  • Expert level knowledge of Rhino, including both simple and complex geometries (visualisation expertise preferred).
  • Expert level knowledge of AutoCAD, with demonstratable experience producing robust architectural details and millwork details.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Consider the relationship between creativity and technical design as fluid.
  • Collaborative with other disciplines such as signage, installation, wayfinding, and branding.
  • Experience designing, scheduling, sourcing, and delivering FF&E beneficial.
  • Knowledge of Revit. Revit and BIM experience with fee earning work beneficial.
  • Enscape knowledge would be beneficial.
  • Grasshopper and parametric modelling knowledge beneficial.
  • Previous experience working for an international firm with projects completed in the Middle East and China preferred.
  • Fluent in English is required and fluency In Chinese is preferred.
  • Hand sketching ideation from both a creative and technical perspective beneficial.
  • Good communication skills and presentation skills.

Sybarite offers a wide range of non-contractual additional benefits, a few of which are listed below.

  • Fitness: We offer a series of personal fitness classes during lunchtime, 4 days a week (Yoga & Personal Training).
  • Food: We have two in-house chefs providing complimentary lunches daily.
  • Cycle Scheme: We are currently signed up with a UK Cycle Scheme provider.
  • Private Medical: Life, Health and MediCash Insurance is available to all staff.
  • Holiday: In addition to paid annual leave days we also have a fully paid Christmas Closure period.
  • Development Budget: This is available to all staff to develop their professional skillset.
  • Monthly Socials: Weekly drinks take place in the studio every Friday with Monthly socials taking place on the last Thursday of each month in a different London based location.