dys Architecture – Intermediate Architect – Health Care

Career Opportunity:  Intermediate Architect – Health Care

Our Firm

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. We are located in Vancouver’s Armory district just a 10-minute walk to Granville Island and Kits Beach. 

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.  

The Position

The ideal Intermediate / Senior Architect is organized, works well with large teams and good with documentation. He/she should be well-rounded, able to handle design, co-ordinate with client and consultants and manage the projects through design development, building permit, working drawings, tender, contract administration and construction completion.

Your Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Architectural degree from an accredited program.
  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience with interest in collaborative design and problem solving
  • Preferably with Healthcare Project Experience or interested in doing Healthcare projects.  Familiarity with CSA Z8000.18 Canadian Health Care Facilities would be an asset
  • Proficient in Revit, particularly skilled in:
    • Understanding of Revit project & shared parameters
    • Developing & Executing BIM PEP/Standards
    • Creating & auditing Revit families, Room Data sheets & Schedules
    • Clash Review & Revit troubleshooting
  • Familiarity/Proficiency with BIM360, CTC Express and Avail would be ideal
  • 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, mechanical and electrical infrastructure
  • Able to co-ordinate with consultants, contractors and authorities having jurisdiction; self-directed and able to lead project teams to resolve design issues and develop drawing packages
  • 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.


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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