Gair Williamson Architects – Intern Architect

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.

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 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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