Architectural Graduate / Architectural Assistant

Based in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Happy Ageing Lab is a SKPF-supported think tank, connecting academics, design and health professionals to innovate housing solutions for an ageing population. To promote (i) ageing-in-place, (ii) intergenerational living, and (iii) healthy ageing, the Lab targets to expand the housing choices available in the market by developing implementable, innovative housing prototypes through research, knowledge exchange and industry engagement.

 

We are looking for one Architectural Graduate/Architectural Assistant to support the team on projects regarding intergenerational housing/ageing-in-place.

About the Role – Architectural Graduate/Architectural Assistant (Year-out)

As a think tank, the Lab innovates housing solutions through field study and research, public engagement, and prototype experiments with our collaborators and the housing industry at large.

 

Your role as an Architectural Graduate/Architectural Assitant will support projects related to intergenerational housing and ageing-in-place development.

 

Our team faithfully believes every team member will bring something new, exciting and unique, whether it is your ideas, insights, experience, know-how, skills or even connections. To celebrate such autonomy, you will be expected to work independently, conduct relevant research, and produce deliverables and presentations, including but not limited to graphical reviews and illustrations.

 

All in all, we are looking for someone who is exceptionally passionate and care about our seniors in Hong Kong and has a genuine interest in social/participatory/design research on community needs, ageing, and housing.

Your Duty as Our Architectural Graduate/Architectural Assistant (Year-out)

+ Provide support on projects related to the development of intergenerational housing and ageing-in-place;

+ Conduct various design research regarding inter-generational housing and ageing-in-place cases; and

+ Produce visualisation deliverables, such as conceptual diagrams, drawings, reports, presentations, and prototypes.

Requirements

+ Master's degree holder in architectural studies (for Architectural Graduate) or Bachelor's degree holder in architectural studies (for Architectural Assistant or Year-out)

+ Minimum one (1) year of experience in community-orientated and/or architectural/urban design and/or research projects

+ Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Suite and Rhino/other modelling software (e.g., SketchUp)

+ Proficiency in rendering software is preferred

+ Proficiency in both spoken and written English and Cantonese; fluency in Mandarin would be an advantage;

+ Excellent communications and interpersonal skills;

+ A motivated team player with the ability to take self-initiatives in a collaborative working environment;

+ Excellent command of MS PowerPoint and Word;

+ Be able to work flexible hours for specific community engagement activities when required.

Preference

Preference will be given to candidates with hands-on experience in research related to ageing, intergeneration, community health and well-being, and housing. Only applicants who intend to work full-time in Hong Kong will be considered. The starting period will be July 2022, or as early as possible.

Remuneration

A competitive remuneration package will be offered.

Interested applicants are invited to contact Prof. MO Kar Him at email (khmo@cuhk.edu.hk) with the following materials for consideration (application with missing information will not be considered):

+ Cover letter;

+ Resume with current and expected salary and earliest availability;

+ Two Writing samples (one in English and one in Chinese) – the work itself should be solely written by you;

+ Transcript(s) (all degrees obtained);

+ Design/creative portfolio (if you are from the design or art discipline);

+ Writing samples in both English and Chinese; and

+ Two referees' names (we will contact the referees if you are shortlisted after our interview)