Talina Edwards Architecture Careers 4

Join our team! We’re hiring!

We’re looking for a new member to join our team at Talina Edwards Architecture!

Is it you? 

Please answer our Quiz Questions* below in an email along with your CV/Portfolio (max 10mb) to studio@talinaedwards.com.au with the subject line: Hire Me! 

Deadline for applications: midnight Sunday 20th Feb 2022. 

EDIT: Deadline extended for one week until midnight Sunday 27th Feb 2022.

*You’re not expected to score 100% – we want to know why you’re the right person for this role!


  1. Do you share our passion for regenerative design?
  2. Do you have more than 5years experience as an Architect/Building Designer (or experienced graduate)?
  3. Do you have knowledge of (or experience with) Living Building Challenge?
  4. Are you passionate about design that does more good (and not just less bad)? What does “good” look like to you?
  5. Are you a Certified Passivhaus Designer or have you worked on a Certified Passivhaus project?
  6. Have you been ‘forest bathing’ to recharge recently?
  7. Do you agree with the declaration and action steps of the #ArchitectsDeclare movement? 
  8. Have you documented a residential project in Australia from Concept to Completion?
  9. Are you proficient in AutoCAD and SketchUp?
  10. Are you a seeker (& sharer) of knowledge and wisdom?
  11. Do you have a favourite principle of biophilic design? What is it & why?
  12. Are you able to work with us (in person!) in our Ballarat studio in Wadawurring Country in regional Victoria?
  13. Do you prefer to swim in the ocean, hike in the hills, meditate by a river or read under the shade of a tree?
  14. What type of music stirs your soul and why?
  15. Do you have other awesome qualities/attributes that you would bring to our team? Tell us about them!




Position Available: Architect/Building Designer (or experienced graduate)


Who are we?

  • We’re an award-winning architectural practice located in Ballarat in Wadawurring Country in regional Victoria.
  • We have been recognised for our leadership in sustainability. 
  • We share a passion for creating healthy, beautiful, functional, comfortable and sustainable architecture. 
  • Our current projects are predominantly residential, designed to the international Certified Passive House (Passivhaus) standard, integrated with biophilic design and the LBC concepts for a Living Future. 
  • We currently work on projects across the state, but most are within a 100km radius of our studio. 


What’s the gig?

As a small design studio, the role requires an “all-rounder” designer and documenter as you will be involved in all stages in the design and delivery of our architectural projects. Your role and responsibilities include:

  • Working across multiple projects
  • Design of new homes, alterations/additions and retrofit projects
  • Documentation of buildings either to Certified Passive House standard or 8 stars 
  • Research of legislative requirements
  • Coordination of Planning and Building Permit Documentation
  • Liaising with clients, consultants, councils and builders
  • Client meetings and site visits 
  • Some office Administration tasks
  • Ideally a full-time position, but we’re open to more flexible hours to achieve work-life balance
  • Ideally working with us in our Ballarat studio as we’re a very collaborative team, but we’re open to WFH if/when required 


Do we share the same values and ethos?

  • CARE FOR NATURE (sustainability & regenerative ethos)
  • COMPASSION & COMMUNICATION (relationships with people & place)
  • COLLABORATIVE (valued team-player)
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION(desire to grow/learn)
  • CONFIDENCE (“can-do” attitude)
  • CREDIBLE (integrity/authenticity/honesty)
  • COMMITTED (dedicated & passionate)


Do you have these professional skills and experience?

  • Minimum 5 years full-time post-graduate experience working as an Architect/Building Designer (Registration not essential, mature applicants welcome)
  • Experience in design of Passive House projects (Building Science knowledge and experience with PHPP, or Certified Passive House Designer qualification a bonus!)
  • Knowledge of Biophilic Design principles and Living Building Challenge petals
  • Passion for Sustainable Design (Qualified FirstRate/NatHERS Energy Rater/Assessor a bonus)
  • Proven experience in all stages of architectural services delivery (Pre-Design/Feasibility, Sketch Design, Design Development, Planning Permit, Construction Documentation)
  • Current construction knowledge, construction detailing & architectural documentation experience (including knowledge of current NCC, common Australian Standards, etc.)
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work across multiple projects
  • Creativity, design thinking, and problem solving skills (being a proactive solution-seeker)
  • Attention to detail (To illustrate this quality, have you answered all our Quiz Questions in your email?)
  • Confidence and ability to work without close supervision (but also a team-player)
  • High proficiency with AutoCAD 2D (no, we don’t use Revit/ArchiCAD yet, but might consider in the future if you have the skills!)
  • High proficiency with SketchUp Pro 3D modelling (and DesignPH experience ideal too)
  • Confidence with Apple Mac


Benefits of joining us:

  • Awesome opportunity to join our growing practice who are passionate about our purpose  
  • Be an integral part of our team who share the same values & vision of building a better future
  • Collaborative working environment in great studio space (it’s a jungle in there!)
  • Future career progression opportunities
  • Remuneration commensurate with experience
  • We’re an equitable workplace
  • All applications will be treated in confidence 


Please answer our Quiz Question and email along with your CV/Portfolio (max 10mb) to studio@talinaedwards.com.au with the subject line: Hire Me! 


Deadline for applications: midnight Sunday 20th Feb 2022. 

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