Al-Jawad Pike is an award-winning London-based architectural studio founded in 2014 by Jessam Al-Jawad and Dean Pike. The studio operates across a variety of sectors including private residential, multi-unit housing schemes, office fit-out, luxury retail store design and temporary installations. The studio has a strong design focus and is recognised for the quality of its built work. We strive to produce architecture that positively transforms the experiences of its users and the wider community. Our projects are characterised by a sensitive approach to materials and intuitive understanding of construction and detail. Our process is both meticulous and exploratory, underpinned by research, technical expertise and collaborative dialogue with clients, consultants and constructors.

Jessam Al-Jawad

Jessam studied architecture at The Bartlett (University College London) and Edinburgh graduating with distinction and qualifying as an architect in 2010. He worked for David Chipperfield Architects for 10 years before establishing Al-Jawad Pike in 2014. Jessam is actively engaged as a design critic across various schools of architecture in the UK.

Dean Pike

Dean studied architecture at The Bartlett (University College London) and Portsmouth graduating with a distinction and qualifying as an architect in 2009. Dean worked for David Chipperfield Architects for over 10 years before establishing Al-Jawad Pike in 2014. He has taught on the M.Arch course at the Bartlett UCL and is currently a member of the Hackney Regeneration Design Advisory Group.

Staff Robin Ashurst, Architect Neguin Amiri, Part II architectural assistant Filippo Antonucci, Part II architectural assistant Vittoria Leonardelli, Part I architectural assistant
Previous staff Amandine Kastler, Architect Jack Hudspith, Architect Luke Scott, Architect Zoya Zalyesna, Part II architectural assistant Mattia Agates, Part I architectural assistant Diletta Aprile, Part I architectural assistant Joseph Marchbank, Part I architectural assistant Alessio Pavani, Part I architectural assistant Gioia Rossano, Part I architectural assistant

We are currently recruiting for two positions within the studio:

Part I Architectural Assistant
We are looking for a talented and committed Part I architectural assistant to join our studio. The successful candidate will have a strong portfolio of student work exhibiting a natural aptitude in model-making, photography and photoshop. Proficiency in Rhino, Maxwell and presentation drawing will also be viewed favourably. Good spoken and written English is essential.

Part II / Part III Architect
We require a highly skilled and motivated Part II or Part III architect to join our team. The successful candidate for this role will have spent 3-5 years working in a small or medium sized studio, with evidence of site experience and construction detailing an essential requirement. We have several projects on site or at detailed design stage that require an architect with great organisational skills and the confidence and ability to manage projects in the critical stages of their delivery.

Both positions are full-time, starting as soon as possible. Salary dependent on experience. To apply for this role please send only hard-copy CVs with examples of work by post to the address below. If delivering by hand, please leave at the reception on ground floor.


Unit 2.3, 1-5 Vyner Street,
London, E2 9DG
T +44(0)20 8981 8141

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