Johnathan Djabarouti has joined up-and-coming Manchester practice Sixtwo Architects after leaving Ian Simpson Architects, where he was project architect on the First Street North development.
Nick Moss, director of Sixtwo Architects, said: "We believe Johnathan has the talent and ambition to be an integral part of our design studio."
Sixtwo was launched in 2012 by ex-Stephenson Bell colleagues Nick Moss and Andrew Edmunds and now employs five people, based in Albion Wharf.
Clients include Capital & Centric and Trafford Housing Trust. The practice is also designing a private house in Hale and a community centre and rowing club in Altrincham.