TKA seeking Part 3 Architect / Part 2 Assistant

 

We are currently seeking an experienced Part III Architect / Part-II assistant to help with public, community and private residential projects to work from our Tunbridge Wells office.

Working alongside a project architect and supported by both partners you will be assisting on a number of projects at any one time across the different RIBA work stages. You will be able to organise your own time management and prioritise issues.

Experience of working on existing and historic buildings and understanding sustainability issues in depth will be required. You will have excellent graphic, design and technical skills and be able to demonstrate some experience of on-site construction.

Applicants should be able to show the ability to work through technical issues and be familiar with relevant codes and UK building regulations. Your job will entail liaising with consultants, planners and the construction team so you should be confident, professional, friendly and a good team-worker. Our office uses Vectorworks, SketchUp, InDesign and Photoshop. Proficiency in these as well as freehand sketching, good writing skills and fluency in speaking and writing English will be required. The right applicant will be organised, enthusiastic, ambitious with a good sense of humour. The position is full-time. Competitive salary offered.

Please send your application to recruitment@theisandkhan.com.

Theis + Khan is an equal opportunities employer.

Soraya on judging panel for IBP Journalist of the Year Awards

The IBP Awards were established 42 years ago to encourage and reward excellence in journalism in the built environment. This year, Soraya is on the team of judges deciding ‘Architecture Writer of the Year’ and ‘New Journalist of the Year’. Winners will be announced at the ceremony on 19th November. Find out more here .

Wanstead URC shortlisted for the ACE/RIBA Award for Religious Architecture

The ACE awards are designed to celebrate the successes and diversity of architectural and artistic projects in religious buildings throughout Britain. We are delighted that Wanstead URC is on the shortlist for the Award for Religious Architecture. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on 26th November. Find out more here

Architectural Digest features 76 Portland Place

Architectural digest have published an article on 76 Portland Place, read it here

‘The building I wish I had designed’ – Soraya has article published in ‘Amagazine’

‘Amagazine’, for RIBA Friends of Architecture, has published an article written by Soraya in which she explains her admiration for the Chrysler building. Read it here

TKA projects exhibited at ‘RIBA for Clients Reception’

RIBA President Stephen Hodder MBE hosted a ‘RIBA for Clients Reception’ to bring together Clients and Architects as well as to celebrate RIBA Competition winners and built projects. Two of TKA’s competition winning schemes were exhibited: the recently completed RIBA Office Headquarters at 76 Portland Place and the scheme for a new community and conference centre at Bat & Ball, Sevenoaks, Kent.

RIBA Offices: RIBA President Praises TKA for 76 Portland Place

In an article published in the Architects’ Journal, RIBA President Stephen Hodder praised TKA for their work on 76 Portland Place, saying ‘ In the end we ended up with Patrick and Soraya [Theis + Khan] – a fantastic appointment and they delivered.’ TKA won the competition in November 2013 to design the RIBA Office Headquarters at 76 Portland Place; which opened its doors to staff in March 2015.

TKA appoints two Associates

TKA are happy to announce that they have recently appointed two new Associates. Over the last few years Sophie and Nic have worked as project architects on a variety of projects at all stages and are delighted to make the progression to Associate.

RIBA Offices: 76 Portland Place features in onOffice magazine

OnOffice, an online Architecture and Design magazine, has published an article on the recently completed RIBA offices at 76 Portland Place. The Article can be viewed here

RIBA Model plinth displays Watford URC Church project

Working models for the Watford URC church and community centre project are the first to be displayed in the new case at the RIBA offices at 76 Portland Place. The models investigate how the ‘scroll’ forming part of the church will be structured and form part of the main church space.

Watford URC is in the design development stage having won planning permission from Watford Borough Council last year.

Soraya’s ‘my other life’ article published in the AJ

The AJ have published an article written by Soraya in which she describes the opportunity she had to pursue a career in music, but ultimately stuck with architecture! Read it here

Theis + Khan win Bat & Ball centre, Sevenoaks competition

Theis + Khan have been chosen by Sevenoaks Town Council as architects for the new community and conference centre at Bat & Ball, Sevenoaks, Kent. The shortlist was very strong and our congratulations go to all the shortlisted practices. The design concept is a contemporary interpretation of a Kentish garden. The building takes the form of a simple curved garden wall arranged around a circular garden with
abstract vernacular forms on top that create a contemporary vernacular composition.

Commenting on the winning design, the RIBA Adviser, Sarah Williams, S Williams Architects said: ‘We had five very different schemes and some very intriguing and rich proposals from the teams. Theis and Khans winning scheme responded beautifully to the brief whilst fulfilling the aspirations and vision for Bat & Ball.’

Theis and Khan now look forward to carrying the project forward with Sevenoaks Town Council.

Part II Assistant / Technician required

Architectural Technician-Architectural Technologist-Experienced Part II Assistant

Theis and Khan Architects are seeking a full-time Experienced Architectural Technician /Architectural Technologist or Part II Assistant to help with private residential, community, arts and large scale commercial space planning projects to work from our Tunbridge Wells office.

Working alongside a Project Architect and supported by both partners you will be assisting on a number of projects at any one time across the different RIBA work stages. You will be able to organise your own time management and prioritise issues.

Experience of working on existing and historic buildings and understanding sustainability issues in depth will be required. You will have excellent graphic, design and technical skills and be able to demonstrate experience of on-site construction.

Applicants should be able to show the ability to work through technical issues and be familiar with relevant codes and UK building regulations. Your job will entail liaising with clients, consultants, planners and the construction team so you should be confident, professional, friendly and a good team-worker.

Our office uses Vectorworks, SketchUp, InDesign and Photoshop. Proficiency in these as well as freehand sketching, good writing skills and fluency in speaking and writing English will be required. The right applicant will be organised, enthusiastic, ambitious with a good sense of humour.

The position is full-time. Competitive Salary offered.

Please email a CV and short portfolio (no more than 5MB) along with a brief cover letter/email detailing notice period to recruitment@theisandkhan.com for the attention of Claire Wells.

Theis + Khan is an equal opportunities employer.

Theis + Khan shortlisted for Bat & Ball Centre, Sevenoaks Competition

Theis + Khan are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted to design a new community centre with council offices in Sevenoaks, Kent.

Planning approval for Watford church and community centre

We are pleased that St Thomas’ church and community centre has been given planning approval by Watford Borough Council. The new church and community centre together with nine 4-bedroom houses will be built in place of the existing 1980s building. The new centre will have a church, cafe, fitness hall and meeting rooms for use by the local community. The design concept of the church and religious ‘scroll’ makes reference to the historical paper-making industry of Watford. The ‘scroll’ weaves its way through the church, culminating in the worship space at the south-western corner of the site on Langley Road.

New RIBA office headquarters opened

The new RIBA office headquarters at 76 Portland Place designed by Theis + Khan and just up from the Institute at 66 has opened to its 180 staff. Office design is being revolutionized through rapidly evolving working patterns, shaped by technology. Theis + Khan’s design approach at 76 Portland Place has been to create a sustainable and flexible working environment within the confines of the existing 1950s building, that has a strong and contemporary identity of its own yet relates to the heritage of 66 Portland Place: a younger sibling to the main headquarters. The fluidity of this new working environment is in direct contrast to the formality of the current headquarters building, an exciting juxtaposition embodying the RIBA’s past, current and future thinking.

Tunbridge Wells House gains planning approval

Planning approval was gained for a roof and kitchen and family room extension and an alteration to the vehicle and pedestrian entrance for a family house in Tunbridge Wells.

Planning approval for family house in Tunbridge Wells

Theis + Khan has obtained planning permission for a new loft bedroom suite, family kitchen and new entrance gates within a handsome Victorian family house in Tunbridge Wells.

Little Willingford Barn gets planning approval

A barn restoration and conversion in Burwash East Sussex has gained planning approval from Rother District council. The conversion is for a family studio room with new glazing and doors. The garden will be landscaped to include a new entrance and pathways.

Small Projects Handbook

Nigel Ostime has written a gem of a handbook for architects undertaking small projects. It’s an invaluable guide to all aspects of designing and running a project, beautifully illustrated with well-structured and considered advice. A quotation on the value of good design by Soraya is included in Section II.

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