dys architecture – Senior Architect

Position / Title Seeking: Senior Architect

Level of Experience: Intermediate – Senior

Organization Name: dys architecture

Organization Description:
Driven by a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility, dys architecture has been making a positive impact on people and communities since 1982. We are well-known for our advances in affordable housing, health care, passive house and managing complex multi-use projects. We are also heavily involved in the master planning of large-scale communities and projects.
Our People
We are core-values driven, which means that we approach life and work with a deep sense of purpose. We are curious, creative, and innovative collaborators – high on skill and low on ego. There’s a reason we write the name of our firm in lower-case letters.

Job Description:
The ideal Intermediate-Senior Architect is well-rounded, but particularly enjoys front-end design and managing projects through the rezoning and development permit phases continuing on through to the completion of construction.
Your Knowledge, Skills & Experience
• Architectural degree from an accredited program.
• 5-10+ years’ experience with an emphasis on larger projects.
• Highly proficient in AutoCAD and Sketch-up.
• Revit proficiency an asset but not mandatory.
• Experience in all phases of design with the ability to see a project through from schematic design through to working drawings and completion of construction.
• Strong understanding of building technology with a thorough understanding of construction detailing of both wood and concrete construction.
• Self-directed with the ability to both work in, and potentially lead, project teams, achieving project goals within budgets.
• Familiarity with dealing with consultants, contractors and authorities having jurisdiction.
• Understanding of BC Building Code and local by-laws.
Architect candidates must be registered with the AIBC or eligible for registration in the province of British Columbia
Core Competencies
• Trustworthy with ability to build professional, positive relationships within all levels of a business.
• Self-motivated, confident and emotionally intelligent person
• Strong team player
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; people know what you want, what you mean, or what you’re asking for.
• Resourceful, flexible and adaptable to changing demands and priorities.
• Willing to share and contribute without an ego getting in the way of doing the right thing.


Contact Info:
We are located in Vancouver’s Armory district just a 10-minute walk to Granville Island and Kits Beach. At this time, employees may choose to work remotely or in the office where we have limited attendance to allow for physical distancing. We are dedicated to providing excellent service while working safely. When COVID times are over, we’ll get back to gathering in our spacious dining area for weekly catered lunch-and-learns, morning coffees and cheers’ing each other in person (rather than Zoom) every Friday afternoon.
Please submit your resume with cover letter, references and examples of your work to: careers@dysarchitecture.com
Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview – thank you for your interest in joining our firm.

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