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archipelago is looking for an (engineer) architect – intern with a passion for sustainable, future-oriented and circular building

Are you passionate about architecture and a supporter of the themes user experience (healthy base comfort and wonder) and future-oriented, circular and sustainable building? Based on your social commitments, do you have a strong interest in the development and application of specific tools to contribute to the current shift in the building industry? archipelago is looking to strengthen its internal R&I research and project support cell for Sustainable and Circular Building.


  • (engineer) architect – intern
  • knowledge of Revit (preference) or Autocad
  • experience with/interest in calculation and simulation software and knowledge of sustainability principles and meters (GRO, Level(s), BREEAM, etc.)
  • research attitude, inquisitive and open-minded
  • team player with an “ambassador’s mindset” and interest in sharing knowledge
  • systematic & structured
  • trilingualism (nl/fr/en) is a plus


  • as an (engineer) architect – intern, you will participate in various projects of varying scales and for different programmes: (residential) care, housing, education, offices,logistics, etc
    You will work within a team of urban planners, architects and interior architects on projects from the concept phase up to and including completion. Attention for the user and the basic themes of archipelago are central to this and are included in all design aspects (use of materials, social cost and yield, visibility and light, acoustics, etc.)

as a member of the internal R&I research and project support cell Sustainable and Circular Building:

  • you will be part of a “Research & Innovation” cell and conduct your own research and gain new insights that can be integrated into (the approach of) our projects
  • you will provide project support and help define the circular and sustainable ambitions and concepts of our projects
  • you will guide the possible applications of sustainable evaluation methods and certifications (BREEAM, GRO, WELL, etc.) in projects
  • from the initial phase, you will offer advice on sustainable & circular construction based on specific studies: sunlight study, daylight simulation, dynamic building simulation, thermal comfort analysis, life cycle analysis on a financial and ecological level, hygrothermal simulations, etc
  • you will contribute to the stimulation of the integration of sustainable and circular principles in our design concepts
  • you will have the opportunity to participate in internal and external research projects with renowned research institutions

Our offer

  • you end up at an innovative architectural firm that is committed to broad sustainability
  • a horizontal organisation with maximum autonomy and impact for employees
  • room for self-development, strengthening competencies and thorough training. archipelago academies provide you with the opportunity to further expand,strengthen and share your knowledge. This enables you to contribute to enhancing archipelago’s innovative capacity and quality image
  • primary workplace in Leuven or Brussels
  • with the possibility of remote working
  • full-time contract
interested? send your portfolio, cv and cover letter here

Based in Brussels and Leuven, archipelago brings together more than 100 inspiring and inspired employees with varied and complementary skill sets. Active on national and international projects, we develop customised and integrated solutions, from the beginning of a project to its realisation.

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