Careers

Lovell Chen
Lovell Chen brings together architects, designers, heritage consultants, planners, conservation specialists, historians and researchers in one innovative dynamic practice
We look for passionate, focused people to join our dedicated teams working on the delivery of creative new architecture, the adaptation of heritage structures, conservation and restoration projects, master plans, heritage studies, interpretation work and the provision of heritage advice.

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WHY JOIN LOVELL CHEN?

Lovell Chen offers the chance to work with some of the best minds in their fields in the country, on groundbreaking projects that are helping shape the physical environment and regulatory control regimes. From Passive House design to meticulous restoration work, heritage policy development to strategy planning for major sites — the possibilities are many and varied. Our team includes talented support staff, including office management, graphic design and knowledge services specialists.

Team members are from a wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds, with a broad mix of skills
— We work in a friendly, open plan office: the work is serious — but we have fun too!
— The senior staff are accessible to all
— Our CPD programmes can help broaden your abilities in architecture, conservation or heritage
— We assist our registered architects to reach their CPD requirements, and we run CPD programmes in all relevant fields
— In some circumstances, we support further academic studies

You can also explore the nation’s heritage footprint, inside and out! Many of our staff are engaged in on-site activities. In addition, we hold regular events, lectures, excursions, etc., providing the chance to participate in the cultural life of the wider community.

INTERNSHIPS FOR GRADUATES

Lovell Chen offers intern positions for recent graduates who are looking for industry experience. Whether you are interested in architecture, conservation work, planning, heritage consultancy or research, we have various avenues that you could follow. Architectural graduates seeking experience in heritage or conservation are also welcome to apply.

Openings for internships usually become available in October each year for placement commencement in the New Year. Availability is notified through the vacancies section at right. To apply, follow the instructions below.

APPLICATIONS

Applications for listed vacancies and internships, as well as general careers enquiries, should be addressed to our Practice Manager (see below). Your application should include your CV and a covering letter outlining your experience, as well as your contact details. Please do not send more than five A4 sheets. Video submissions are accepted.

We regret that we cannot reply to every application received.

Send your documentation to:
Practice Manager, Lovell Chen : practicemanager@lovellchen.com.au

Lovell Chen is an equal opportunities employer

Vacancies

Meet …

Dan Blake

Dan Blake
Conservation team

Dan is interested in the fabric of buildings. He trained as an architect but quickly began to focus on conservation and heritage, perhaps influenced by his experience as a nine year old helping his mother restore a building in their home town of Taralgon. He joined Lovell Chen’s architectural team as a junior, making models, then switched to conservation. Fast forward ten years and he is an experienced senior associate.

“I really like the projects we deliver. I never feel like I’m working on the same building day after day. You might be on an ecclesiastical building one day, then converting a railway shed the next.”

Ask him about the practice and the word diversity shines through — diversity of projects, and skills learned and applied. “It’s like an Open House weekend every day! You get to work on some of the most interesting buildings the country has to offer.”