Architecture Workroom

Vacancy— Research collaborator (m/f)

Architecture Workroom (AW) is expanding its team with a research collaborator to work on a number of ongoing projects. You will be part of a dynamic and committed team of architects and researchers. As research collaborator, you will be responsible for managing, providing specific support and implementing one or more projects within  AW.



Job description

- Jointly develops the project definition and preparatory research in the context of strategic, urban planning design studies and (cultural) productions that AW wishes to achieve in association with its partners.

- Works closely and consults with partners and other team members.

- Immerses him or herself in the current urban planning debate, and documents and compiles an inventory of the discourse and best practices at home and abroad.

- Coordinates prospective design research processes and takes care of the organisation and practical elaboration of the actions.

- Maintains contact with the partners, and architects and researchers involved.

- Analyses and synthesises the work delivered and communicates with professionals, authorities and the press.

- Monitors the budget, planning and administration of the projects and provides support for the organisation’s operations as a whole.


For this role we are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and talented candidates. 

- Holds a Master’s Degree in architecture, urban planning, spatial planning or similar acquired through experience.

- (Experience and) talent in organising and management

- (Experience and) talent in the field of design and/or implementing urban planning projects

- Interested in culture production (organising exhibitions, public events, producing books, etc.)

- Possesses a vision and knowledge of the theory, practice and the latest developments related to architecture and urban planning

- Is results-oriented and able to perform well under considerable pressure

- Is able to work independently and as part of a team

- Is prepared to work in an international context and travel regularly

- Is highly flexible in terms of working practices and working hours

- Fluent in Dutch, French and/or English

- Good writing skills and knowledge of basic software packages

- Knowledge of CAD and GIS software is an asset


We offer a collaboration on freelance basis. The fee and the terms of employment are in accordance with the weight of the job, suitable for a small cultural organization and depending on qualifications and experience.


Apply by email with a letter of motivation and CV including portfolio, by 5 February 2019 at the latest, at to the attention of Sylvia van den Hurk.


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