ĀKAU Graduate Architect Position

Auckland, November 2017

ĀKAU is an architecture and design studio with a vision to create thriving communities around Aotearoa. To us, this is where every young person has a purpose, a voice, and meaningful participation. We create opportunities for Youth to be involved in the design of REAL projects in their community. Through involving youth in real design and architecture projects we are teaching our future leaders how to think creatively and innovatively about how they want their communities to be and empowering them to make real positive social change themselves. This also strengthens the architecture and design projects as the outcomes are more relevant, contextual and authentic.



ĀKAU’s Graduate Architect will work in the Auckland ĀKAU team on the project delivery side of the organisation. They will work in a tight (and awesome!) team environment and be involved in projects from concept design through to construction documentation and some architectural project management work.

Mainly this role will be based out of Felicity’s home office in Titirangi, Auckland where day to day tasks will include developed design drawings, Revit drafting, Adobe presentation drawings and client/ contractor liaison. Working closely with a registered architect across a range of project stages, this is a great opportunity for someone looking to pursue their registration or get varied and exciting work experience.

Occasionally this role will involve travel to Northland for project meetings, staff training on workshop facilitation or to deliver design workshops to rangatahi or community groups. An understanding of tikanga and te reo is advantageous but not essential.

This position reports directly to Felicity Brenchley, registered architect. Relationships with clients and contractors are important as are relationships with other ĀKAU staff, ĀKAU rangatahi & trustees.



The position is anticipated to commence in November 2017. It is a full time role (37.5 hrs per week) and is subject to a three month trial period. Remuneration will be determined based on level of experience.

ĀKAU is primarily based in Kaikohe, but this role will be based out of Felicity’s office in Titirangi, Auckland, with some travel required to Northland. All work related travel to northland will be paid for by ĀKAU. Please note there are children present during work hours at the home where the office is located, therefore tolerance for children & child related noise will be necessary as part of this role.

For any queries regarding this role, please contact Felicity Brenchley (felicity@akau.co.nz)

To apply for this role please send CV, references and portfolio of works to Felicity Brenchley. (felicity@akau.co.nz)


For more information please visit: http://www.akau.co.nz/graduate-architect.html


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