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Mumbai, INLocation:
Thu, Jun 17 '21Posted on:

Job title: Architect

Squareworks is Mumbai based, an award-winning architectural & Urban design studio focusing on design and research in architecture and Urbanism.  Squareworks was founded by architect Katsushi Goto, who has an ongoing architectural practice in India and Tokyo.  We aim at combining both design and research together, to open professional and academic discourse within the realms of Architecture and Urbanism; whilst keeping ‘drawing’ and ‘diagram’ as forms of knowledge as well as communicative tools. 

We are seeking an architect with 5 to 7 years of experiences who would join the studio and would directly work with the founder, principal architect.  The successful applicant will be self-motivated, independently working and with strong management and design skills. Candidates should be fluent in digital and physical three-dimensional modelling and two-dimensional drawing/drafting while demonstrating a clear understanding of the design process and communicate with others.  The position requires the ability to lead, manage and collaborate with studio members as well as collaborators outside of the studio.

Primary Job Responsibilities
Coordinate three or four projects to ensure effective delivery and serve as primary projects liaison of the studio for the projects as well as communication with agency/consultant outside of the studio. 
Estimate and manage the scope of work and oversee and monitor the progress of the work and report to the principal architect directly.
Demonstrate an ability to work on multiple projects while meeting the creative nature of the design process and inform thought and outcome with coherently presented visual/physical materials.
Participate in research activities, including writing, editing and collaborating with other creative practitioners on various occasions that the firm organises.  


  • A professional degree in architecture.
  • 5 to 7 years (or more) of professional experience.  (Preferably, have at least two or three projects delivered through design stage, implementation stage and supervision of the construction site).
  • Exceptional design skills in both digital and physical drawing and modelling.
  • Excellent team leadership, communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and/or manage a team.
  • Fluency in AutoCAD (2D and 3D), Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS office.
  • Love dogs, cats and other animals.  


  • This is a Full-Time position in the studio in Mumbai.
  • Working hours: 40 hrs/week, typical work hours will be 10:00am-7:00pm Monday through Friday, with lunch break (we usually cook and have lunch together).
  • Holidays and leave: provision of paid leave in addition to 13 NSE public holidays.
  • Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and skill.  Starting salary is about Rs 50k for this position.   

Application document and process
Please email the following document

  1. cover letter
  2. resume/CV
  3. portfolio in PDF format
  4. name, postal address, phone, email of two referees.  (reference will be taken up only for shortlisted candidates)

Shortlisted candidates are called for an interview and 1-day design competition on the given brief. (interview will be organised in Mumbai.  Candidate must arrange travel and stay in Mumbai.)
The selection process will be through June - July until the position is filled.


Please email application documents in four separate PDF files to  
Subject line should be "Job application: Architect, June-July 2021"

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