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Heta architects is a growing studio with the experience, capability and infrastructure to deliver projects across a range of sectors in the UK and internationally.

Our Approach

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As designers, our focus is on people and how we create better, more meaningful experiences for them. We do that through creative, holistic thinking, a deep knowledge base and an integrated design process. With each project we focus through a series of guiding principles, which we call our lenses:

  • Insight-led: We spend time understanding our clients, to bring fresh ideas and future thinking to all our projects.
  • Digitally-enabled: We connect physical and digital to deliver a cognitive design process the compliments the human experience.
  • Environmentally-responsive: We respond to site, environment and context to develop methods and outcomes that are sustainable for project, people and planet.
  • Human-centred: We engage with the project community, understanding who they are, what they need and how they can thrive. Designing with wellness and social value principles.

We embed these lenses of analysis and strategy within the design process beyond the standard architectural process to generate added value throughout the project.

Core Services

  • Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Interiors

Specialist Services

  • Research
  • Environmental Design
  • Human-centered Design
  • User Experience
  • Wellness Design
  • Digital Immersive Design
  • Visualisation + Film
  • Strategic Briefing
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Place Audit

People

Daniel Birdsall

Daniel Birdsall

Digital Director

Daniel Birdsall

Daniel is a Digital Director with a broad range of experience gained over the past fifteen years across Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Real Estate. As a qualified project manager, he focuses on using his vision and hunger for digital data driven design to deliver complex projects. He has worked for a number of well known organisations of varying size and focus. Having previously grown his own consultancy, he has experience in aspects of business management, developing digital strategies, managing consultant teams and project delivery, with strong commercial and leadership skills.

In his previous role as Digital Director at Sheppard Robson he was responsible for a number of major projects delivering digital innovation for major clients such as, Westfield, Cambridge University Estates, Canary Wharf Group, Olympic Legacy project and Interserve.

Joon Paik

Joon Paik

Director

Joon Paik

Joon is an award winning Director and has 22 years experience in Architecture and Design at the international stage. He has worked for a number of the world’s leading design firms, most noticeably at Foster+Partners, Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano and most recently, senior Vice President of Chang-Jo.

Joon has worked across many different sectors and always puts design first, his international reputation as a designer has allowed him to lead some prestigious global projects such as Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport project in New Mexico, planning to completion, Incheon International Airport Phase III, Samsung C&T R&D centre, Korea, Panama International Airport, Panama City, Standard Life’s HQ in London, Grand Intercontinental Hotel, Korea, Parnas Tower Luxury Collection, Korea – Hotel.

At Heta Joon leads the Design process at director level and also manages all international projects and clients, he brings his passion, flair and dedication to perfection to every one of our projects.

Jon Fielding

Jon Fielding

Creative Director

Jon Fielding

Jon is an award winning Creative Director with over twenty years of experience in Architecture and Design, in the UK and internationally. He has worked for a number of the world’s leading design firms, most notably in his previous roles as a Partner at Foster + Partners and Global Creative Director at Benoy.

Jon is an Architect, Urban Designer and has worked across many different sectors through all work stages, to deliver a number of award winning projects for prestigious clients, such as Bloomberg London HQ, Imperial War Museum, Apple Flagship Paris, Imperial College, Alibaba China HQ and Heathrow Commercial Masterplan.

At Heta Jon oversees the creative process for all projects, research and insights across the studio, chairs the design review panel and leads the London studio.

Nicholas Arthurell

Nicholas Arthurell

Associate

Nicholas Arthurell

Nicholas is an associate with 12 years of experience at small, medium and large scale design lead practices. He has worked for several award winning international architectural design studios across a range of sectors & work stages. He is experienced at conceptualising early design & feasibility, running design focused teams and working collaboratively with other disciplines & architectural studios in delivering projects with a high degree of design refinement & complexity, engaging with multiple stakeholders to deliver quality projects with innovative design, integrated technologies and new construction techniques.

He worked for seven years at Foster + Partners, based at their international HQ in London, working on projects in Italy, UK, China and the UAE, including the BBC HQ Wales, Shanghai Bund International Finance centre & Riverside developments, Sheik Zayed National Museum, & Apple Campus, his role involved developing initial design concepts, coordinating and managing package teams through to tender, whilst regularly presenting to client and large stakeholder teams in the UAE & UK.

Nicholas then worked at Heatherwick Studio for four years in Senior Architect & Project Lead roles, working on Architectural and Design projects at a variety of scales around the world including Google’s HQ in Bay View California, working on site through Scheme and into Detail design & construction, collaborating with Bjarke Ingles Design teams in reviewing contractor & specialist sub-contractor details. He was also regularly engaged in related research design for Google’s ‘sidewalk labs’ on their ‘smart city Toronto’ project.

Before joining Heta he also worked for a year at Studio Egret West as project architect working with developers U+I and Argent on two major new masterplan, landscaping & plot development schemes in the UK.

Since joining Heta this year he has been leading a number of innovation projects for multigenerational living & mixed used projects in central London as well as an international Library competition.

Namrata Krishna

Namrata Krishna

Associate

Namrata Krishna

Namrata’s creative career began on a tangential path, working in museums, which helped her recognise the power of culture and design to change how people engage with the world around them. She follows a process that is rooted in user research and engagement, educating clients on how design research informs strategy, and the link between space, behaviour, and culture. She works with clients through strategic design and behaviour change, with a strong focus on narrative to create spaces and experiences that are unique, immersive and compelling.

Namrata has worked on projects across Europe, in interdisciplinary teams that span design research, strategy and content development. She spent six years as a workplace consultant at Gensler London, where she led a number of strategy and behavior change projects, including HSBC UK’s Head Office in Birmingham. She has also frequently collaborated with narrative design studio Torvits + Trench and social enterprise Scala Co-Lab.

As a design thinker, she is continually trying to find new ways to engage and connect with people, understanding what drives us as human beings and how we tap into that to effect change.

Careers

We’re always looking for talented people to join our team.

Email: studio@hetaarchitects.com

Senior Architect

Senior Architect

Full-time

Senior Architect

Heta Architects is seeking an experienced senior architect to join its team in London.

We are a studio of architects, designers and thinkers who look beyond the physical to design truly sustainable buildings, communities and cities. We offer ‘big practice’ experience within an agile studio setting and work with a diverse range of collaborators and experts from the creative and digital sectors.

We have several international projects at early concept stage and are looking for highly motivated, passionate, and proactive candidates who would like to progress their career and level of responsibility. We are looking for an experienced Senior Architect with proven experience designing exceptional buildings.

The role is a permanent position. It is an exciting time to join us and develop your experience with a young growing practice working across a range of sectors including mixed-use, hospitality, residential, retail, commercial office and urban design.

Qualifications/experience:

  • ARB UK registered architect
  • Over six years’ professional experience (post-Part 2)
  • Several years of experience and success in competitions and concept design stages
  • Project experience ideally in the UK and internationally

To be successful you will need:

  • Strong front end design and design leadership skills
  • Good technical abilities
  • Strong presentation, graphic abilities and attention to detail
  • Software skills in Adobe Suite, Rhino and Microsoft 365 suite (Revit skills a plus)
  • Ability to think strategically and manage complex projects
  • Excellent written communication, verbal and interpersonal skills (English)
  • Desire to engage in business development and develop and maintain a strong network
  • Desire and ambition to contribute to practice research and insight studies, practice management and office culture
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to use self-initiative in a fast-paced studio environment
  • Strong management, organisation and time management skills and the ability to work well across multiple projects
  • Ability to build strong relationships across the studio and work collaboratively within the team and with our collaborators
  • Good client relationship skills
  • Ability and desire to mentor junior members of the team

Salary guide: negotiable depending upon experience.

Heta Architects operates a blended model of work from home and studio.

Interviews

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, initial interviews will be conducted via video call. Depending on start date and government guidelines the role would begin working from home.

Strictly no agencies or third party applications please.

To submit your application please send your CV & portfolio to london@hetaarchitects.com & fdacol@hetaarchitects.com. You must submit a CV and portfolio to be considered for this role.

PTII Architectural Assistant

PTII Architectural Assistant

Full-time

PTII Architectural Assistant

Heta Architects is seeking a Part 2 architectural assistant to join its team in London.

We are an insight-led studio of architects, designers and thinkers who look beyond the physical to design truly sustainable buildings, communities and cities. Our senior leadership team have backgrounds from global design practices which instils a strong and progressive design ethos in the practice.

We currently have several significant projects and a strong pipeline of international projects across a range of sectors with opportunities on retail, commercial, residential and hospitality projects. It is an exciting time to join us and develop your experience with an agile evolving business.

Heta is seeking a creative-minded, self-motivated architectural assistant that is passionate about architecture and design with strong digital skills. The successful candidate will report to the project architect and will liaise closely with Heta’s design leadership for feedback and mentoring.

We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different skills, professional and life experiences, to join us and help us to achieve our aspirations. We also welcome applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly.

We would be delighted to meet with you to discuss opportunities for joining our team.

To be successful you will need:

  • Strong design abilities with some experience with retail, commercial, Residential or hospitality
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a good eye for graphic presentation
  • Exceptional time management skills and the ability to work well under pressure and to demanding deadlines
  • Proficiency in Revit (2019/2020), Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to undertake daily model maintenance to ensure best performance of model files
  • Experience in Grasshopper, Dynamo, Coding, Unity, Unreal Engine, 3DS Max is advantageous
  • Excellent written communication, organisation and interpersonal skills
  • Desire and ambition to contribute to practice research and insight studies, practice management and office culture

Salary guide: negotiable depending upon experience

Heta Architects operates a blended model of work from home and studio.

Interviews

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, initial interviews will be conducted via video call. Depending on start date and government guidelines the role would begin working from home.

Strictly no agencies or third-party applications please.

HETA Architects is an equal opportunities employer.

To submit your application please send your CV & portfolio to london@hetaarchitects.com & fdacol@hetaarchitects.com. You must submit a CV and portfolio to be considered for this role.

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