Gair Williamson Architects – Intern Architect

Position:
Intern Architect

Level of Experience:
Intermediate – Senior

Gair Williamson Architects is a design driven practice with a focus on the urban condition and the craft of construction. Our work varies from adaptive re-use and heritage renovation (predominantly in the Gastown / Railtown / Chinatown districts) to new build projects across Vancouver and beyond.

We believe strongly in the office as a teaching environment for emerging architects and wish to attract like minded individuals. Our office is composed of individuals with a diversity of experience and background, and we strive to create a team environment where all team members contribute knowledge and opinions, weigh in on design decisions, and also have the independence to make decisions and manage projects suited to their skills & experience level.

Job Description:
We are seeking to fill an intermediate Intern Architect level position immediately. The position is suited to a talented, professional practitioner with 5+ years of experience working in the field of architecture.

The successful candidate will have the following skills & attributes:

  • Proficient with AutoCAD and at least an intermediate REVIT user: GWA works exclusively in REVIT on all projects and the successful candidate will be capable of managing a work-shared project file with a small project team;
  • An ability to efficiently meet deadlines, manage budgets, and take a leadership role: experience in running projects, producing working drawings, coordinating drawing sets, and construction administration experience are required for the position;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills as you will need to manage client / consultant relationships, liaise with City officials on a regular basis, and work in a team environment;
  • Confidence with detailing, both architectural and technical, the ability to understand and adapt details across project types and scales, and familiarity with Canadian construction codes, terminology and common practices a strong asset;
  • Be registered as an Architect or Intern architect with the AIBC or eligible for registration;
  • A proficiency in English both written and oral is essential;
  • 5+ years of experience in an architectural office, applicants with Vancouver experience preferred but not essential.

Studio:
Our studio is located on the second level of a heritage building in the heart of Gastown. It is a dynamic and transparent work environment, where a highly collaborative and effective team is made of each member’s talents and strengths. We are a mentoring firm where we provide support and responsibility tailored to the individuals’ professional development. In expanding our team, we welcome like-minded yet diverse individuals.

Contact Info:
Please submit a cover letter, resume and examples of your work to info@gwarchitects.ca. Only successful candidates will be contacted.  Please do not reapply if you have submitted an application in the last year.  No phone calls please.

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