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Auckland PROJECT ARCHITECT
SUMMARY
  • Senior Role.
  • Drive design projects.
  • Future leadership opportunities.
  • Mixed-use, residential and international hotel projects.
  • Auckland Central location.
ABOUT THE BUSINESS

DKO is an award-winning, multidisciplinary team of 200+ professionals working across six offices in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Our studios work collaboratively as a united global team to tackle diverse projects spanning bespoke residences, luxury hotels, unique hospitality and workplace interiors, urban design and large-scale master planning. We take pride in our social and supportive team culture, and offer a range of pathways and career development opportunities to ensure constant professional growth.

OUR VALUES

We care about people. We listen and share. We love what we do. We are always growing and learning. We take personal responsibility.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Located in our High Street studio in the centre of Auckland, we are seeking an experienced Design Architect to drive the conceptual vision and design for a variety of projects. In this role you will report directly to the Director, and work alongside our skilled team members to produce outstanding work for clients. You will have a proactive and forward-thinking attitude, and strong abilities in ArchiCAD, 3D modelling, and sketch. Suitable candidates will have proven experience and a professional portfolio demonstrating their capability.

BENEFITS AND PERKS
  • Work alongside an award-winning, international team.
  • Work in a friendly, supportive and creative team environment.
  • Future leadership opportunities.
  • In-house CPD programme and other professional growth opportunities.
  • Travel opportunities.
  • Get exposure to international projects, offices and hotel brands.
  • Work closely with the Directors and Associates.
  • A fun and engaging office culture with regular team celebrations, activities, and a constant supply of fresh fruit, food, and coffee on offer.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • ArchiCAD and 3D modelling.
  • Adobe Suite.
  • Experience in multi-residential, accommodation and master planning preferred, but not essential.
  • Able to communicate effectively and quickly through sketch.
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • 7-10 years’ experience preferred.
  • Sound organisation, time management and co-ordination.
  • Able to think on your feet and respond quickly.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • International experience an advantage, but not essential for the right candidate.
HOW TO APPLY
  • Submit your application including cover letter, CV and sample portfolio via email to the email address listed below. Please include the role, name, and location in the subject line.
  • Candidates must be currently eligible to live and work in New Zealand on a permanent basis.
  • Please note: Applications will be assessed upon receipt; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
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Auckland DESIGN ARCHITECT
SUMMARY
  • Senior Role.
  • Lead projects in the North and South Island.
  • Future leadership opportunities.
  • Mixed-use, residential, neighbourhood master planning, and international hotel projects.
  • Liaise with clients and consultants.
  • Auckland Central location.
ABOUT THE BUSINESS

DKO is an award-winning, multidisciplinary team of 200+ professionals working across six offices in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Our studios work collaboratively as a united global team to tackle diverse projects spanning bespoke residences, luxury hotels, unique hospitality and workplace interiors, urban design and large-scale master planning. We take pride in our social and supportive team culture, and offer a range of pathways and career development opportunities to ensure constant professional growth.

OUR VALUES

We care about people. We listen and share. We love what we do. We are always growing and learning. We take personal responsibility.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Located in our High Street studio in the centre of Auckland, we are seeking an experienced Project Architect to lead a number of projects in the accommodation and multi-residential area. You will be an all-rounder with strong leadership skills or leadership potential with the ability to balance multiple projects. A good design eye combined with expert knowledge of the New Zealand Building Code is essential, as you will be working alongside our skilled team members and Director to realise high-quality projects. As a senior member of the team, you will be expected to contribute to the DKO culture and help foster the growth of staff. Suitable candidates will have proven experience demonstrating their capability.

BENEFITS AND PERKS
  • Work alongside an award-winning, international team.
  • Work in a friendly, supportive and creative team environment.
  • Future leadership opportunities.
  • In-house CPD programme and other professional growth opportunities.
  • Travel opportunities.
  • Get exposure to international projects, offices and hotel brands.
  • Work closely with the Directors and Associates.
  • A fun and engaging office culture with regular team celebrations, activities, and a constant supply of fresh fruit, food, and coffee on offer.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • ArchiCAD an advantage, but not essential for the right candidate.
  • Adobe Suite.
  • Masterspec experience.
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • Quality hand sketching and detailing.
  • 10 years + experience preferred.
  • Sound organisation, time management and co-ordination.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated NZBC experience.
HOW TO APPLY
  • Submit your application including cover letter, CV and sample portfolio via email to the email address listed below. Please include the role, name, and location in the subject line.
  • Candidates must be currently eligible to live and work in New Zealand on a permanent basis.
  • Please note: Applications will be assessed upon receipt; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
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Auckland ARCHITECTURAL GRADUATE (5+ years)
SUMMARY
  • 5+ years’ experience.
  • Mixed-use, residential and international hotel projects.
  • Auckland Central or Christchurch location.
  • Support towards Registration.
ABOUT THE BUSINESS

DKO is an award-winning, multidisciplinary team of 200+ professionals working across six offices in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Our studios work collaboratively as a united global team to tackle diverse projects spanning bespoke residences, luxury hotels, unique hospitality and workplace interiors, urban design and large-scale master planning. We take pride in our social and supportive team culture, and offer a range of pathways and career development opportunities to ensure constant professional growth.

OUR VALUES

We care about people. We listen and share. We love what we do. We are always growing and learning. We take personal responsibility.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Located in our High Street studio in the centre of Auckland, we are seeking an experienced Graduate Architect with a positive and proactive attitude to join our team. You will have a strong design eye and experience in multi-residential, accommodation and master planning projects, or with design projects of a similar standard. Working closely alongside our skilled team members and Director, you will help design and deliver high-quality work for clients. Support working towards Registration will be provided for the right candidate.

BENEFITS AND PERKS
  • Work alongside an award-winning, international team.
  • Work in a friendly, supportive and creative team environment.
  • Professional growth opportunities and support with Registration.
  • Get exposure to international projects, offices and hotel brands.
  • Manage your own projects.
  • Opportunities for travel.
  • Work closely with the Directors and Associates.
  • A fun and engaging office culture with regular team celebrations, activities, and a constant supply of fresh fruit, food, and coffee on offer.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Excellent ArchiCAD and Artlantis – a strong portfolio is key.
  • Adobe Suite.
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • Quality hand sketching and detailing.
  • 5 years + experience preferred.
  • Sound organisation, time management and co-ordination.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
HOW TO APPLY
  • Submit your application including cover letter, CV and sample portfolio via email to the email address listed below. Please include the role, name, and location in the subject line.
  • Candidates must be currently eligible to live and work in New Zealand on a permanent basis.
  • Please note: Applications will be assessed upon receipt; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
APPLY TO CAREERS@DKO.COM.AU
Auckland ARCHITECTURAL GRADUATE (2+ years)
SUMMARY
  • Graduate Role.
  • 2+ years’ experience.
  • Rendering abilities in Archicad and Artlantis preferred.
  • Support towards Registration.
  • Mixed-use, residential and international hotel projects.
  • Auckland Central or Christchurch location.
ABOUT THE BUSINESS

DKO is an award-winning, multidisciplinary team of 200+ professionals working across six offices in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Our studios work collaboratively as a united global team to tackle diverse projects spanning bespoke residences, luxury hotels, unique hospitality and workplace interiors, urban design and large-scale master planning. We take pride in our social and supportive team culture, and offer a range of pathways and career development opportunities to ensure constant professional growth.

OUR VALUES

We care about people. We listen and share. We love what we do. We are always growing and learning. We take personal responsibility.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Located in our High Street studio in the centre of Auckland, we are seeking a Graduate Architect with the right collaborative attitude to join our team. You will be a fast learner with excellent rendering abilities in Archicad or Artlantis and a strong creative drive. Alongside our skilled team and Director, you will assist in the design and delivery of high-quality projects. Ideal candidates will have experience in multi-residential, accommodation and master planning projects, or with design projects of a similar standard.

BENEFITS AND PERKS
  • Work alongside an award-winning, international team.
  • Work in a friendly, supportive and creative team environment.
  • Professional growth opportunities and support with Registration.
  • Get exposure to international projects, offices and hotel brands.
  • Work closely with the Directors and Associates.
  • A fun and engaging office culture with regular team celebrations, activities, and a constant supply of fresh fruit, food, coffee and medical services on offer.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Excellent ArchiCAD and Artlantis – a strong portfolio is key.
  • Adobe Suite.
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • Quality hand sketching and detailing an advantage.
  • 2 years + experience preferred.
  • Sound organisation, time management and co-ordination.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
HOW TO APPLY
  • Submit your application including cover letter, CV and sample portfolio via email to the email address listed below. Please include the role, name, and location in the subject line.
  • Candidates must be currently eligible to live and work in New Zealand on a permanent basis.
  • Please note: Applications will be assessed upon receipt; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
APPLY TO CAREERS@DKO.COM.AU
Sydney DESIGN ARCHITECT
SUMMARY
  • Lead projects in the Greater Sydney and CBD area
  • Future leadership opportunities
  • Mixed Use, Residential and International Hotel Projects
  • Liaise with clients and consultants
ABOUT THE BUSINESS

DKO is an award-winning, multidisciplinary team of 200+ professionals working across six offices in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Our studios work collaboratively as a united global team to tackle diverse projects spanning bespoke residences, luxury hotels, unique hospitality and workplace interiors, urban design and large-scale master planning. We take pride in our social and supportive team culture, and offer a range of pathways and career development opportunities to ensure constant professional growth.

OUR VALUES

We care about people. We listen and share. We love what we do. We are always growing and learning. We take personal responsibility.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Located in our Redfern Studio on the fringe of the city, we are seeking an experienced Design Architect to lead a number of projects in the Hotel and mixed use Residential space. Whilst you will have expert code and compliance knowledge, you will also have a keen eye for design and detail to challenge to the project and the team you will work with. DKO is a design focused studio. You will be working alongside our skilled team members as well as closely with the Associates and Directors to realise and deliver the quality projects. Suitable candidates will have proven experience demonstrating your capability.

Working across exciting master planning, residential and mixed-use projects, the specific roles and activities are (but not limited to) the following:

  • To carry out sketch design work;
  • To carry out work associated with preparing Architectural Planning application submissions;
  • To undertake Urban Design and Masterplanning tasks
  • Consultative approach to manage, liaise with and co-ordinate the various requirements and activities of Clients, Consultants and local Councils;
  • To carry out Site Analysis and Site Context Analysis;
  • To relate designs to relevant codes and local council requirements.
  • Management of construction documentation packages
  • Proactive site contact
  • An ability to manage a team and inspire design and excellence across all projects
  • Have a keen interest in leading and mentoring our emerging graduates in design and technical matters
BENEFITS AND PERKS
  • Work in an award-winning Studio
  • Work in a friendly, supportive and creative team environment
  • Future leadership opportunities
  • Get exposure to international projects, offices and hotel brands
  • Work closely with the Directors and Associates
  • Professional Memberships
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • NSW Board of Architects Registration
  • ArchiCAD preferred. Other platforms can be demonstrated – but not essential for the right candidate
  • MSOffice
  • A keen eye for detail and practicality
  • Quality Hand Sketching and detailing
  • 4 years + experience preferred
  • Sound organisation, time management and co-ordination
HOW TO APPLY
  • Candidates must be currently eligible to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.
  • Submit your application including cover letter, CV and sample portfolio (under 5mb) to careers@dko.com.au with the role name and office location in the subject line.
  • Please note: Applications will be assessed upon receipt; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
  • No recruitment agencies please.
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Sydney ARCHITECTURAL GRADUATE
SUMMARY
  • Work on projects in the Greater Sydney and CBD area
  • Future career opportunities
  • Mixed Use, Residential and International Hotel Projects
  • Liaise with clients and consultants
  • Sydney City fringe location
ABOUT THE BUSINESS

DKO is an award-winning, multidisciplinary team of 200+ professionals working across six offices in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Our studios work collaboratively as a united global team to tackle diverse projects spanning bespoke residences, luxury hotels, unique hospitality and workplace interiors, urban design and large-scale master planning. We take pride in our social and supportive team culture, and offer a range of pathways and career development opportunities to ensure constant professional growth.

OUR VALUES

We care about people. We listen and share. We love what we do. We are always growing and learning. We take personal responsibility.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Located in our Redfern Studio on the fringe of the city, we are seeking an experienced Architectural Graduate to work on several projects in the Accommodation and Multi–Residential space. You will have excellent code and compliance knowledge to assist with DA, tender and construction documentation. You will be working alongside our skilled team members as well as closely with the Associates and Directors to realise and deliver the quality projects. Suitable candidates will have proven experience demonstrating your capability.

Working across exciting master planning, residential and mixed-use projects, the specific roles and activities are (but not limited to) the following:

  • Superior knowledge of construction details, methods and documentation
  • To relate designs to relevant codes and local council requirements
  • CAD operator / modeller
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, fire and other services
  • Knowledge of structural engineering principles
  • Buildability, knowledge and experience
  • To liaise with and co-ordinate the various requirements and activities of Clients, Consultants and local Councils
BENEFITS AND PERKS
  • Work in an award-winning Studio
  • Work in a friendly, supportive and creative team environment
  • Future leadership opportunities
  • Get exposure to international projects, offices and hotel brands
  • Work closely with the Directors and Associates
  • Professional Memberships
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Masters or Bachelor of Design in Architecture (or equivalent) in a recognised university
  • Superior knowledge of construction details, methods and documentation, essential
  • Thorough understanding of local codes and statutory requirements
  • ArchiCAD, preferred
  • 4 years + experience building project experience in Australia, preferred
  • A keen eye for detail and practicality
HOW TO APPLY
  • Candidates must be currently eligible to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.
  • Submit your application including cover letter, CV and sample portfolio (under 5mb) to careers@dko.com.au with the role name and office location in the subject line.
  • Please note: Applications will be assessed upon receipt; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
  • No recruitment agencies please.
APPLY TO CAREERS@DKO.COM.AU