Material & Circular Economy Researcher

Local Works Studio - Sussex, United Kingdom

without deadline apply as soon as possible

Tasks: Hands-on & Crafts, Planning & Design, Research

Topics: Circularity, Innovative Constructions, Natural Materials

Type: Freelance, Part-time

Experience required: Intermediate

Language: English is sufficient

Local Works Studio was established in 2017 and brings an innovative approach to the design of landscapes and buildings, focusing on the creative and sustainable use of resources.

To undertake:

  • Site material audits & pre-demolition audits
  • Landscape scale mapping of materials, producers, infrastructure, skills
  • Feasibility studies
  • Material sourcing
  • Managing material collection & processing
  • Specification writing for bespoke products & processes
  • Design of creative material solutions

Role requirements:

  • In-depth knowledge of materials & their application in the built environment
  • Well organised with excellent research skills
  • Good graphic design & visual communication skills – In-design & Illustrator, basic CAD. GIS an advantage.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication
  • Understanding & enthusiasm for principles of circular economy & sustainable design
  • Experience & good understanding of construction industry
  • Good appreciation and knowledge of design & craft
  • Approachable & comfortable speaking to wide range of trades & stakeholders
  • Resourceful with excellent problem-solving ability


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