Computational Designer – p.art

We are seeking to employ a computational designer to work within our p.art team at our London-based office.

What is the role?

In this role you will be responsible for the delivery of specialist computational design projects from inception to practical completion and developing AKT II’s digital approach. At AKT II you will gain the opportunity to work on some of the most interesting and complex buildings around the world with current complete projects in over 40 countries. Moreover, the role requires researching into data-driven design, material and digital simulation, developing tools for design and manufacture.

Reporting to a Senior Computational Designer, a computational designer’s responsibilities shall include, but shall not be limited to the following:

  • Preparation of conceptual and outline designs for structural schemes with support of the wider team.
  • Preparation of parametric models to interface with structural and envelopes team
  • Preparation of detailed design drawings and diagrams in support of project development.
  • Supporting the production of Construction information for issue to contractors.
  • Data visualisation.
  • Research into new materials and applications.
  • Day-to-day support to colleagues from other disciplines within the office.
  • Attend team meetings with both internal and external disciplines.

We’d like to hear from you if you

  • Are computer literate with knowledge of design and analysis programmes.
  • Have experience with Computational Geometry, Linear Algebra, Topology concepts, Representations and data structures (such as NURBS, Splines, Level sets, Surface and Volumetric meshes, Analytical surfaces/Solids).
  • Have experience in some (or all) of the following techniques:

-          Parametric modeling
-          Generative design algorithms (including Machine learning)
-          Digital Manufacturing (including 3D printing and CNC)
-          Simulation-driven design Data analysis and visualization(including CFD)

  • Have experience in some (or all) of the following fields:

-          Visual Programming (Grasshopper, Dynamo, etc.)
-          Programming in Python, VB.net, C++or Object-oriented programming in general
-          Web development and Database technologies

  • Have technical experience in complex geometry and façades including technical detailing and setting out up to and including the construction phase.
  • Have an interest in the development of software interfaces in connection with design.
  • Have the desire to work constructively in a team, finding holistic building design solutions.
  • Have experience working with Eurocodes and British Standards.
  • Understand CDM Regulations and designers responsibilities.
  • Have good analytical skills.
  • Have the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Are interested in good architecture.

Qualifications/Experience

  • A good degree in Architectural/ Structural Engineering.
  • Computer science degree not required but welcomed.
  • Experience, competency, and flexibility to rise to challenging situations and take on responsibility appropriate to their capability.
  • You will have the opportunity over time to assume greater levels of responsibility and autonomy as your professional skills develop, and you will be supported towards Chartership through IStructE / ICE.
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