BFA Studio Architects – Architect, Building Technologist and Intern Architect

Architect, Building Technologist and Intern Architect

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(BFA Studio Architects, formerly Besharat Friars Architects)

Firm
BFA STUDIO Architects are seeking candidates to join our boutique Architectural & Interior Design practice located in the Marine Building in downtown Vancouver. Our portfolio of work features an extensive and diverse range of mixed use, residential, seniors, commercial and industrial projects developed over the past 24 years.

Applicant Qualifications & Skills
The successful applicants will work closely with the principals and associates of the firm and will be exposed to all facets of architectural practice in our full-service design-oriented studio.

We are looking for the following attributes:

  • Architectural Degree or Architectural Building Technology Diploma from recognized post-secondary institution registered or eligible to be registered with AIBC
  • Proficiency in the use of AUTOCAD, working knowledge of REVIT and SKETCHUP will be an asset
  • Full dedication in design, contract documents and contract administration phases of projects including sustainable buildings
  • Sound understanding and interest in technical detailing & field review
  • Ability to perform under deadlines both independently and in team format
  • Good communications & coordination skills and fluency in English
  • Architects and Intern Architects must be registered with the AIBC, or eligible to be registered in the province of British Columbia.

Applicant Submission
Please provide confidential Resumes & Portfolio highlighting work experience in PDF format files to maximum 10MB. by e-mail to:  accounts@bfastudioarchitects.com

Please note that only selected candidates for an interview will be contacted and we thank all applicants for their interest

In addition to a commensurate salary & bonus structure, we provide a comprehensive group health benefits plan as part of our compensation package

BFA Studio Architects
The Marine Building
Suite 600 – 355 Burrard Street
Vancouver BC    V6C 2G8
www.besharatfriarsarchitects.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diamond Group Architecture Inc. – Intern Architect / Technologist

Position / Title Seeking:
Intern Architect / Technologist

Level of Experience:
Junior to Intermediate

Organization Name:
Diamond Group Architecture Inc.

Organization Description:
Diamond Group Architecture Inc. is a professional practice of registered architects and technologists located in the Crosstown neighbourhood of Vancouver BC. Our practice is focused on the south coast of BC, with the majority of our projects taking place in the City of Vancouver.

Our core area of practice is residential architecture at all scales, including custom homes, laneway houses, infill, renovations, adaptive reuse, heritage revitalization, multi-unit residential buildings, and mixed-use buildings. In addition, we have extensive expertise in commercial tenant improvements, restaurants, food services, industrial, and agricultural buildings.

Diamond Group Architecture Inc. holdings a Certificate of Practice with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) and operates as DARCHGROUP. Our Architects are Registered and in good standing with the AIBC. We carry Professional Liability Insurance and maintain coverage with Work Safe BC for all of our personnel.

Job Description:
Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Architecture or 4-year degree in Architectural Technology.
  • Registered, or eligible for registration, with the AIBC.
  • Architectural work experience in the City of Vancouver is a must.
  • Clear understanding of municipal zoning bylaws, building bylaws, energy upgrades, specifications, and their roles in the preparation of architectural documents.
  • Proficiency in preparing clear, concise, and complete contract documents.
  • Proficiency in Vectorworks, Sketchup, Acrobat, Photoshop, MS Office. AutoCAD and Revit capabilities an asset.
  • Experience in contract administration preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to identify and act on the critical path.
  • Passionate about the profession, enjoys architecture, planning, and technology issues.
  • Accountable, communicative, and personable.
  • Fluency in English, second language an asset.

Role:

  • Prepare and coordinate documents: architectural drawings, construction details, contract documents, permit application materials, and the like.
  • Manage and coordinate the project: documents, schedules, meetings, clients, consultants, contractors, authorities, and the like.
  • Liaise with authorities, applying strong knowledge of: municipal process, zoning bylaws, building codes, and other regulations.
  • Adapt to changing work demands: identify critical path, prioritize work, complete tasks quickly and efficiently, maintain schedules, work in various areas of practice.
  • Work both Independently and within project teams, adapting to different roles, and on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally in all verbal, written, and drawn materials.
  • Strive for efficiency, effectiveness, and excellence in all work.
  • Solve problems proactively: identify efficient solutions, research, ask colleagues, share new knowledge.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Report to senior staff.

Contact Info:
Please inform where you found this job post, and forward your cover letter, resume, and portfolio (in PDF) to info@darchgroup.com. No phone calls or drop-in inquiries. We thank all applicants for their interest, those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Rafael Santa Ana Architecture Workshop Inc.

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Rafael Santa Ana Architecture Workshop Inc.

We are building a progressive studio which continues to be in the inception stages. Since the origin of the practice, the focus has been to make sure that boundaries of design and building technology are pushed. We believe that we are at a threshold of very exciting architecture practices and very interesting projects are lining up for us. As such, we are expanding operations.

Our studio offers:

  • Competitive wage
  • Benefits plan including dental, extended medical, life, and disability insurance
  • Continuing education allowance
  • Regular vacation allowances
  • Rapid advancement

What we require:

  • Degree in Architecture
  • Minimum 3 years of local experience or 5 years of international with similar project delivery
  • Experience in the production of Schematic Design and Construction Document
  • Ability to multi-task
  • CAD knowledge (2D)
  • Sketchup skills

What we would really appreciate:

  • Vectorworks knowledge
  • Ability to produce strong graphic drawings
  • The ability to complete well-executed projects while working under deadlines/budgets
  • Working knowledge of local building codes and bylaws
  • Willing to learn and gain experience
  • Strong English proficiency
  • Proficient with OS systems
  • Proficient with Adobe suite
  • Strong Graphic Sense
  • Ability to work well independently and in teams
  • Strong organizational skills

Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Info@rsaaw.com

 

Urban West Architecture – Architect / Intern Architect

Position / Title Seeking:
Architect / Intern Architect

Level of Experience:
Intermediate – Senior

Organization Description:
Urban West Architecture is a young, design-focused studio based in Vancouver BC. Our current work spans a variety of project types including single and multi-family residences, urban infill, commercial buildings and renovations. We have projects located throughout the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and along the Sea to Sky Corridor. Link to our website: www.uwarchitecture.com  Link to our Instagram: www.instagram.com/urban_west_architecture/

Job Description:
We are looking for an intermediate – senior level Architect / Intern Architect with strong design and technical skills to join our Vancouver office. This is an exciting opportunity to become a part of a newly established design studio and help shape our direction and vision as we move forward. This is a full time salaried position.

Required qualifications and skills:

  • Min. 4 years of experience working for a North America based Architecture firm with a focus on single and/or multi-family light wood frame residential projects.
  • Fluency in English and excellent oral and written communication skills are mandatory.
  • Experience working with clients, coordinating consultants and communicating with local municipalities.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong design and graphic skills
  • Expertise in Autocad, Sketchup and Adobe CS Suite.
  • Experience and strong intermediate skill level in preparing detailed Contract Documents and detailing light wood frame construction.
  • Experience working with the BC building code and local zoning bylaws.
  • Experience in Contract Administration
  • Candidates must be registered with the AIBC, or eligible to be registered in the province of British Columbia.

Apply with PDF resumes and portfolios only to info@uwarchitecture.com  Attn: Justin Bennett, Architect AIBC  Maximum 10 MB.

Please understand that due to the large number of applicants we receive, we will only contact those eligible candidates for interviews. (No drop-ins or phone calls please)

 

 

Fraser Health – Providence Health Care – Project Manager

Position Highlights
Are you intrigued with the challenge of planning and delivering facilities and infrastructure capital projects within health care? Do you love managing the full scope of small to intermediate sized projects in a creative way in a community that is customer focused?

If so, bring your knowledge and abilities in project management, relationship building, and leadership skills to a role where you will strive to make a difference to patients, families and care givers. As a Project Manager, you will work on important projects in the Providence Health Care. We have small to medium-sized projects where you will use your unique talents to tackle administrative, client and technical challenges in a collaborative and innovative way with many diverse partners.

Some of the opportunities you may be working on include:

  • Major equipment projects, such as CT Scanners, MRI’s and X-Ray
  • OR Upgrades
  • Nurse Call Replacements
  • Elevator Replacements
  • Chiller and Generator Replacements
  • Department Upgrades

You may be working on sites providing Acute Care and Residential Care, such as St. Paul’s Hospital, Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, St. Vincent’s Brock Fahrni and St. Vincent’s Langara. We are looking for a skilled leader who can ensure that our construction activities properly integrate with the site and operational needs.

Your diverse background in project management, engineering, architecture, construction or interior design will prepare you to use your creative skills in the planning, design and construction of a wide variety of health care infrastructure and facilities projects.

We are a team composed of dedicated professionals who thrive in a collaborative culture. We support learning, customer service, stewardship, communication and performance.

Build on your education and career experience as you:

  • Use PMBOK methodologies and tools to manage facilities projects including the preparation of project charters, confirmation of project scope, developing project plans, budgets and schedules.
  • Provide leadership as the accountable project owner by liaising with various associates and conveying timely information with respect to the project status, ongoing issues, progress updates, challenges and opportunities.
  • Lead and manage drawings and specifications for projects produced by outside architectural and engineering consultants.
  • Provide recommendations to the leadership team to mitigate cost overruns, maintain adherence to allocated budgets and timelines, and ensure delivery of a successful project.
  • Develop and oversee project business plans for identified projects through conducting feasibility studies, solution development, identifying functional requirements, and scope and design concepts. You will assess opportunities by reviewing budgets and implementation schedules to ensure business plans are consistent with user needs and expectations.

Are you interested in supporting our effort to provide highly functional, safe, uplifting and welcoming environments for patients, families and staff? If so, come join our team and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.

We will be looking for you to have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture or Interior Design
  • A professional designation – PMP
  • Five to seven years’ recent related experience in facilities/capital project design, planning and management working with complex, multi-disciplinary facility projects
  • Dynamic experience in a management or leadership tactical planning role
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered

Preferences will be given to those who have experience in:

  • Management of stakeholder requirements
  • Developing project schedules
  • Developing project budgets and construction estimates
  • Developing Project Charters, Project Plans and Project Status Reports
  • Procurement and management of consultant teams
  • Procurement of and coordination with contractors

This Regular Full Time opportunity is located at 520 West 6th Avenue in Vancouver, BC.

Valued Benefits
A career with LMFM will offer you the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated team of Facilities Management professionals in a dynamic, visionary and rewarding health care environment. The technical experience and expertise you bring to this role will not only enhance and improve the strength of the Facilities Management team but will also help make a huge impact.

Are you passionate about building an engaging environment that supports and challenges others to achieve their goals? If so, apply today and take the next step in your career so we can continue the conversation and make a difference in the communities we serve. You may contact Elicia Cheema, Client Partner at elicia.cheema@fraserhealth.ca .We value diversity in the work force and aim to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.

Lower Mainland Facilities Management (LMFM) provides services for Fraser Health (FH), Providence Health Care (PHC), the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA). LMFM is a vibrant and dynamic portfolio and one of the largest full-service FM organizations in Canada. Its mission is to plan and deliver effective space solutions and to be stewards of the physical environment. Its vision is to enhance the delivery of care through innovation and leadership in FM. We employ individuals in locations across Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Sea-to-Sky, and the Central and Sunshine Coasts.

 

IBI Group – Architect

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Architect 

Company Description

We are a global team of dedicated and experienced architects, engineers, planners, designers and technology professionals who share a common desire – to help our clients create livable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments.

From high-rises to industrial buildings, schools to state-of-the-art hospitals, transit stations to highways, airports to toll systems, bike lanes to parks, we design every aspect of a truly integrated city for people to live, work, and play.

Our collaborative and combined approach focuses not only on creating the best solutions today, but also determining the right solutions for tomorrow. We believe cities in the future must be designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and a human touch.

At IBI, we’re defining the cities of tomorrow.

Our values:

Integrity – We do what is right.

Partnerships – We work together.

Excellence – We pursue design excellence.

Innovation – We embrace ingenuity.

Community – We build community.

Job Description

Here’s how we work:

IBI Group’s Vancouver office is searching for Architects to join its growing team. In this role you will have the opportunity to work with our Institutional group.

Most of the things you’ll work on:

  • Coordinate sub-consultants engineers and prepare technical working drawings
  • Work on multiple projects at the same time on intermediate size teams to complete each project
  • Work with clients and user groups to develop concepts during schematic design and design development meetings
  • Attend client stakeholder meetings

Qualifications

You’ll need to have:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of  related experience as an Architect/Technologist, with a focus on institutional work
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and/or a recognized Institution by the AIBC
  • Must be registered with the AIBC, or eligible to be registered in the province of British Columbia
  • Canadian experience is a must
  • Experience in British Columbia is preferred
  • A deep understanding of how to put together a set of construction documents that provides clarity to those that implement them
  • An understanding and application of the broader design objectives while developing the details;
  • Strong graphic and organizational skills
  • A high level of proficiency in REVIT and AutoCAD
  • Ability to work independently and through collaboration and co-creation with others
  • A understanding of the BC Building Code and its application to construction detailing
  • Demonstrated background of experience detailing larger scale institutional buildings, both new and renovations

Additional information:
Office description:

The office is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver overlooking the beautiful and scenic Coal Harbour. An abundance of amenities like: restaurants, cafes, a pharmacy, and so much more seconds away from the office. Quite accessible by public transit, bike, and by car.

We request applicants submit RESUME AND PORTFOLIO highlighting relevant work experience; please limit PDF files to 10MB.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. IBI Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

VDA Architecture Limited – Architectural Technologist

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Position / Title Seeking:
Architectural Technologist

Level of Experience:
Intermediate

Organization Name:
VDA Architecture Limited

Organization Description:
VDA Architecture Limited has been practicing in Victoria for more than 30 years and is seeking talented, dedicated individuals to join our team on existing and upcoming projects. Working for VDA you will be involved with a wide range of projects including multi-family, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects. VDA also specializes in recreation and community projects and has worked with more than 140 communities across Canada delivering these projects. Currently VDA is involved with aquatic projects in Alberta, Ontario, and an indoor ice arena in Ulaanbaatar the capital of Mongolia.

Our offices are centrally located in Victoria, just outside the downtown core, making for an easy commute from anywhere in the Capital Regional District.

We are looking for a creative individual who can focus not just on great design, but can see the big picture of meeting the clients’ needs while working within the project budget and schedule and within a team environment.

Job Description:
Duties:

  • General AutoCAD drafting.
  • Preparation of Revit and Sketchup drawings.
  • Prepare complete construction document packages for permit, tender, and construction.
  • Review of shop drawings for technical and design intent compliance.
  • Attending project meetings.
  • Coordination with consultant team.

Qualifications:

  • BC Registered Architectural Technician or eligible to be registered with the AIBC.
  • 3 years experience.
  • Working knowledge of Canadian Provincial Building Codes.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and Sketchup. Knowledge of Revit an asset.
  • Strong Technical knowledge of building detailing and local building technology.
  • High level of attention to detail to all your work.
  • Ability to manage time well and work towards deadlines.

Incentives and Compensation:

  • Competitive base compensation based on experience and qualifications
  • Family friendly hours 8-4
  • Benefits including dental, extended health, disability, and life
  • Continuing education support
  • Professional fees reimbursed

Contact Info:
Send cover letter and resume in pdf format to mail@vda.ca.

Please include some representative samples of work and references with your resume. Candidates will be expected to present a more complete portfolio of their work at the time of interview.

We thank you for your interest in working with VDA, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

VDA Architecture Limited – Architect

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Position / Title Seeking:
Senior/Intermediate Architect

Level of Experience:
Intermediate

Organization Name:
VDA Architecture Limited

Organization Description:
VDA Architecture Limited has been practicing in Victoria for more than 30 years and is seeking talented, dedicated individuals to join our team on existing and upcoming projects. Working for VDA you will be involved with a wide range of projects including multi-family, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects. VDA also specializes in recreation and community projects and has worked with more than 140 communities across Canada delivering these projects. Currently VDA is involved with aquatic projects in Alberta, Ontario, and an indoor ice arena in Ulaanbaatar the capital of Mongolia.

Our offices are centrally located in Victoria, just outside the downtown core, making for an easy commute from anywhere in the Capital Regional District.

We are looking for a creative individual who can focus not just on great design, but can see the big picture of meeting the clients’ needs while working within the project budget and schedule and within a team environment.

Job Description:
Senior/Intermediate Architect
Duties:

  • You will liaise with clients and municipal authorities in developing architectural design drawings, presentation drawings, and renderings.
  • Use your excellent communication skills to make presentations to clients, Councils, and community groups.
  • Apply your project management skills in overseeing team members in the production of construction and tender documentation.
  • Your strong analytical and problem solving skills will be put to use working with and coordinating the project, sub consultants, and client team members.
  • An important part of your job will be to provide construction and site administration services to see projects through to completion.

Qualifications:

  • BC Registered Architect or eligible to be registered with the AIBC.
  • 5 years Canadian experience.
  • Working knowledge of Canadian Provincial Building Codes.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and Sketchup.
  • Revit experience not essential, but will be considered an asset.
  • LEED certification an asset.

Incentives and Compensation:

  • Competitive base compensation based on experience and qualifications
  • Family friendly hours 8-4
  • Benefits including dental, extended health, disability, and life
  • Continuing education support
  • Professional fees reimbursed

Contact Info:
Send cover letter and resume in pdf format to mail@vda.ca.

Please include some representative samples of work and references with your resume. Candidates will be expected to present a more complete portfolio of their work at the time of interview.

We thank you for your interest in working with VDA, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

CHP Architects – Technologist

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Senior Technologist

CHP Architects is a growing architectural and landscape architectural consulting practice located in the heart of the Fraser Valley. Highly trained Technologists are invited to apply to join our team to work on a range of education, multifamily, health care and institutional projects throughout the lower mainland and beyond. See our website at www.chparchitects.com for more information.

Surrounded by lakes, rivers, mountains, world-class fishing, golfing, hiking and skiing, yet within an hour’s drive of the ocean and all Vancouver has to offer, the expanding community of Chilliwack has become an optimal choice for professionals and their families who are looking for easy access to a vast recreational hinterland and relief from commuter stress. With a uniquely mild winter climate rarely falling below freezing, Chilliwack is ideally poised to provide lifestyle choices that are affordable and rewarding.

Dynamic medium and large scale architectural projects spark innovative design and provide opportunity for CHP’s practitioners to be challenged in exciting and fast-paced urban developments. We believe the development of each team member is key, with opportunities for growth encouraged. The work environment is open and participatory and competitive salary and benefits package are offered.

Qualifications

Seeking a talented, proactive, experienced technologist with design experience and visual communication skills to assist in the production of design and construction documents for a range of educational, institutional, health care and multifamily projects. The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Proficiency in REVIT and applicable graphic presentation and visualization programs.
  • Diploma or Post-Secondary degree in Architecture or Building Sciences with minimum 5+ years’ experience in the production of construction drawings for multiple medium to large scale projects.
  • Strong English written, verbal and visual communication skills.
  • Experience in educational facility design and document preparation is beneficial.
  • Ability to prepare and assemble complete construction documents for permit application and tender.

Please apply by sending your cover letter, resume and a maximum of 10 page PDF format portfolio to chp@chparchitects.com. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Stark Architecture Ltd. – Architect / Intern Architect

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Position / Title Seeking:
Architect / Intern Architect

Level of Experience:
Intermediate

Organization Name: 
Stark Architecture Ltd.

Organization Description:
Stark Architecture is based in downtown Vancouver and works on a multitude of projects in Alberta, Central B.C., the Sea to Sky Corridor and the Island.

We have a focus on Passive House design, and all employees are Passive House Certified.

Our projects range in size and scale from new build houses, multi-family housing to commercial projects and competitions. With several new large houses and a brewery coming on-line, we are looking to add to our team.

Job Description:
We’re looking for an independently minded Intern or Registered Architect to join our team in Spring 2019.

Our ideal candidate;

  • Minimum 3 – 5 years experience in an Architectural office.
  • Manage their own time and responsibilities.
  • Have a desire to run their own projects and build increasing responsibility for client and contractor communication.
  • Possess Revit, Sketchup, Office and Adobe suite skills.
  • Knowledge of the BC Building Code and Step Codes.
  • Be interested in Green Building and either be Passive House Certified, or willing to learn.
  • Possess excellent hand drawing skills.
  • An interest in Interior Design would be advantageous.
  • Experience in creating drawing packages for Development and Building Permit packages in local municipalities.
  • Have excellent written and spoken English skills.
  • Must be registered with the AIBC, eligible to be registered or intending to be registered in British Columbia.

We provide paid for Passive House Training for all staff, as well as summer half-day Fridays.

Regular travel to building sites within the Province will be required.

Contact Info:
Please send your resume, and a PDF portfolio to contact@starkarch.com

To see our recent work, please visit;
http://www.starkarchitecture.com or
http://www.instagram.com/starkarchitecture

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.    No phone calls and drop-ins please.

RWA Group Architecture Ltd. – Technician / Designer / Site Administrator

RWA Group Architecture Ltd. is a design-oriented architecture practice located in Vancouver, BC.  Our work encompasses a wide variety of residential, civic/institutional architecture and urban design, primarily in the Lower Mainland.

RWA has a commitment to employment stability and provides an excellent work environment which encourages long-term employment opportunities. The average RWA employee has been with us for 11 years. We foster a high level of teamwork and have a reputation for thoughtful and carefully crafted architecture that stands the test of time. We offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience and knowledge, as well as medical benefits and support for professional development.

Our firm is expanding and we are seeking creative, experienced, capable and dedicated team players comfortable in an open, collaborative office environment. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates that are committed to design excellence and have the desire to be part of a spirited, proud and supportive workplace.

While we are always looking for the right people in all positions, we are currently seeking candidates for the following:

  • Junior Technician – 2-5 years experience
  • Senior/Intermediate Designer and/or technician – 8-10 years experience
  • Senior Construction Site Administrator – 10+ years experience

Qualifications and Important Skills:

  • Experience in mixed-use and residential design and construction.
  • Graduate with a Bachelor or Masters of Architecture Degree and/or a Diploma in Architectural Building Technology. Professional registration in the province of British Columbia is an asset.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or Revit.
  • Solid understanding of BC Building Code and local municipal bylaws, community design guidelines and approvals processes.
  • Site Administrators must have knowledge of the latest building envelope practices as well as relevant codes and standards such as BCBC, VBBL, ASHRAE and NFPA. Completion of the Building Envelope Education Program (BEEP) program and/or the CP program will be an asset.
  • Solid understanding of the technical considerations involved in design, documenting, coordinating and executing various building types.
  • Understanding of sustainable design considerations. LEED AP would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and capability in the creation of presentation materials will be an asset.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment.

If you aspire to our ideals, please send your credentials to Bev Holmes at bholmes@rwa.ca.  Further information on RWA at www.rwa.ca.

AIBC – Practice Advisor

Practice Advisor

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) is an independent, professional self-governing body established in 1920 by provincial statue (the Architects Act) with the mandate to regulate the profession of architecture on behalf of the public.

The AIBC has an opportunity for a motivated individual who is up for a rewarding role in a professional, public interest organization. We are seeking a full-time (open to part-time) Practice Advisor to join our dynamic and collaborative team. Reporting to the Manager of Professional Services, this position plays an important role within the Institute and will appeal to those who have a strong interest in professional regulation, the practice of architecture, and interpreting related legislative documents.

Under the direction of the Lead Practice Advisor, this position advises members and the public on matters related to architectural fees, services and engagement, standards of practice and professional ethics, Architects Act, Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and occasionally liaises with government agencies. The Practice Advisor also supports policy development and implementation on matters related to the practice of architecture, and acts as a resource on architectural practice to AIBC staff.

You are a registered Architect AIBC who is accessible, thorough, firm, and tactful. You thrive in professional environments that encourage you to work with considerable autonomy, exercise independent judgement, and model discretion, confidentiality, and professional ethics to the highest degree. You have a thorough understanding of regulatory requirements, extensive knowledge of governance in self-regulating professions in Canada, and can effectively convey key messages on complex issues. You have gained these capacities through at least seven years’ experience in practice with sound working knowledge of professional practice, regulation and ethics.

The AIBC nurtures and maintains institutional excellence through continuous improvement and mutual respect. Our team fosters a welcoming, progressive and collaborative environment. You will be offered a comprehensive and competitive total rewards package, including membership in the Public Service Pension Plan. Working in our downtown Vancouver heritage building, we are centrally located near a variety of excellent cultural, restaurant and commuter options.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining us, please send your cover letter and resume (in one PDF document) to Michaela Bogart, Human Resources Specialist at hr@aibc.ca by February 10, 2019.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Surrey School District – Technologist – Electrical

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Position / Title Seeking:
Technologist – Electrical

Level of Experience:
Intermediate

Organization Name:
Surrey School District

Job Description:
Technologist – Electrical
Full-time CUPE positions

Spread across one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in British Columbia, Surrey Schools is the city’s biggest employer. Located on Canada’s spectacular West Coast and nestled in the southwest corner of Green Timbers Urban Forest, we are just 30 minutes southeast of the city of Vancouver. Surrey Schools is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC, and with 140 sites across 316km2, most of our staff are able to work close to home. The Surrey School District team of approximately 10,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.

Due to growth and staff movement the Surrey School District seeks to fill a position in our Technologist team! Reporting to the Manager of Electrical, this position is responsible for providing exceptional technical and electrical information support to ensure maintenance programs and projects adhere to applicable codes, by-laws & regulations. This position develops, plan, organize and schedule maintenance and other electrical projects. The position communicates between internal and external consultants/contractors/suppliers to ensure the successful completion of assigned projects and as such the ideal candidates must have exceptional communication skills both written and verbal. Success in this position requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet multiple deadlines as well as respond to time-oriented emergencies. The Technologist role requires thorough knowledge of computer applications and software applications related to the role.

The Surrey School District prides itself on providing our facilities staff with excellent work-life balance. Typical hours offer a shift of 7am-3pm, Monday to Friday. The successful applicants will be based out of the beautiful District Facilities Centre located in the heart of Surrey.

Applicants must have:

  • Completion of a 2-year diploma in Technology in a related discipline from a technical college recognized by the School District;
  • Minimum three years related work experience in construction, maintenance field including supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience;
  • Registered or eligibility to register as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T) or Architectural Technologist (AT-BC) with the Association of Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC;
  • Knowledge of relevant codes;
  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license.
    Preference given to those with:
  • Understanding of Electrical Distribution, Lighting, Lighting Controls, Fire Alarm and Security wiring
  • Knowledge of the permitting and inspection process
  • Experience with project management/coordination
  • Selecting and sourcing electrical components

This is a unionized position that offers a 37.5 hour work week with an hourly wage rate of $31.91, plus a liberal benefit package including Municipal Pension, health, vacation and sick benefits.

Interested and qualified applicants should apply on-line at www.makeafuture.ca/surrey by 4:00 pm, Thursday, January 31, 2019. Please quote Competition #1007-19.

The successful applicant is required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment. Only applicants selected for interviews are contacted.

CHP Architects – Architect

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Intermediate/ Senior Level Architect

CHP Architects is a young & growing architectural and landscape architectural consulting practice located in the heart of the Fraser Valley. Architects are invited to apply to join our team to work on a range of education, multifamily, health care and institutional projects throughout the lower mainland and beyond. See our website at www.chparchitects.com for more information.

Surrounded by lakes, rivers, mountains, world-class fishing, golfing, hiking and skiing, yet within an hour’s drive of the ocean, Vancouver and USA borders, the rapidly growing city of Chilliwack has become an optimal choice. Professionals and their families are drawn to the balance of urban lifestyle surrounded by an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, leaving commuter stress behind. With a uniquely mild winter climate, Chilliwack’s recreational hinterland is ideally poised to provide year-round lifestyle choices that are affordable and rewarding.

Dynamic medium and large scale architectural projects throughout BC innovative design and provide opportunity for CHP’s practitioners to be challenged in exciting and fast-paced urban developments. We believe the development of each team member is key, with opportunities for growth encouraged and advancement opportunities within the firm. The work environment is open and participatory and competitive salary and flexible benefits package are offered.

Qualifications
Seeking a creative, innovative, proactive architect with strong design abilities and visual communication skills to assist the production of design and construction documents for a range of educational, institutional, health care and multifamily projects across the province. We are seeking highly motivated individuals to become involved in this growing, successful practice in the Fraser Valley.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Professional degree in Architecture from an accredited minimum 6 year university program with preferred minimum 6 years’ experience in an architecture practice. Registration with AIBC to practice in BC, ability to transfer current province’s registration, or currently working through registration process.
  • Strong English written, verbal and visual communication skills required.
  • Experience in educational facility design and document preparation is beneficial.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and direct medium to large scale institutional and multi-family projects, including management of team members, consultants and client liaison. Experienced in preparing and assembling complete construction documents for permit application and tender.
  • Proficiency in REVIT and applicable graphic presentation and visualization programs an asset.

Please apply by sending your cover letter, resume and a maximum of 10 page PDF format portfolio to chp@chparchitects.com. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

IBI Group – Architect

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Intermediate Design Architect

Company Description
We are a global team of dedicated and experienced architects, engineers, planners, designers and technology professionals who share a common desire – to help our clients create livable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments. From high-rises to industrial buildings, schools to state-of-the-art hospitals, transit stations to highways, airports to toll systems, bike lanes to parks, we design every aspect of a truly integrated city for people to live, work, and play. Our collaborative and combined approach focuses not only on creating the best solutions today, but also determining the right solutions for tomorrow. We believe cities in the future must be designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and a human touch.

At IBI, we’re defining the cities of tomorrow.

Our values:

  • Integrity – We do what is right.
  • Partnerships – We work together.
  • Excellence – We pursue design excellence.
  • Innovation – We embrace ingenuity.
  • Community – We build community.

Job Description

Here’s how we work:
IBI Group’s Vancouver Office is hiring an Intermediate Design Architect to join their Mixed Architecture Team. Design excellence and creativity embody our entire Architecture practice, here at IBI Group. .

Most of the things you’ll work on:

  • Assist the Project Lead in coordinating and managing workload
  • Keep Project Lead fully apprised of project status, design developments and any decisions that may affect schedule and budgets
  • Attend design team meetings
  • Assist with development of the design, working drawings, and management of the contract documents and specifications
  • Assist with the coordination of quality control of design and document deliverables ensuring adherence to design objectives, budgets, city policies, code requirements and other regulations
  • Assist with development of presentation material
  • Supervise and review the work of junior staff and provide input and mentoring as required
  • Perform all other related tasks that will help accomplish the project

Qualifications

You’ll need to have:

  • Architectural degree or College diploma in Architectural Technology or all other equivalent training
  • Min 7+ years of relevant Canadian experience in concept design / concept drawings, construction drawings and project coordination
  • Experience with designing medium to large scale projects within the High Rise Mixed Use Sector
  • Experience and proficient with the following software: AutoCAD, REVIT, Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite, rendering and graphic software
  • Excellent design, rendering and graphics skill
  • Experience with developing and researching appropriate details and construction sequencing
  • Good initiative, attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English required
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Must be registered with the AIBC, or eligible to be registered in the province of British Columbia

Additional information:
Office description:
The office is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver overlooking the beautiful and scenic Coal Harbour. An abundance of amenities like: restaurants, cafes, a pharmacy, and so much more seconds away from the office. Quite accessible by public transit, bike, and by car.

Additional information:
We request applicants submit RESUME AND PORTFOLIO highlighting relevant work experience; please limit PDF files to 20MB.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. IBI Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Raymond de Beeld Architect Inc. – Intern Architect/ Architect

Position / Title Seeking:
Intern Architect/ Licensed Architect

Level of Experience:
Intermediate

Organization Name:
Raymond de Beeld Architect Inc

Organization Description:
We are a small dynamic architectural practice located in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, B.C. Our projects emphasis a regional identity and sustainable design. We undertake a wide variety of project types and sizes, primarily within the mid Vancouver Island region.

We are seeking a broadly experienced, skilled individual with a strong design capability to assist in project design, construction drawings, and contract administration.

We offer the opportunity for skill development and professional growth within a supportive and fun working environment. You would be working closely with the principal of the firm. Competitive salaries and benefits provided and flexible work hours. Benefits include medical, dental, life, and disability. Suitable for someone who works within a collaborative and stimulating environment, is passionate about their work, and enjoys a balanced lifestyle. Island life is more relaxed and outdoor activities abound only minutes away. With a comparable salary, Nanaimo is far more affordable than Vancouver. Opportunity for Ownership or Partnership.

Job Description:

  • Strong design thinker.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work positively and effectively with project teams, clients, contractors, and authorities.
  • Expected to be self directed, attention to detail, thorough, consistent, and capable of working to deadlines.
  • Excellent graphic skills and 3D visualization tools such as Sketch Up, Photoshop/ In Design.
  • Excellent cadd capability (Vectorworks Architect an asset).
  • Knowledge of the BC Building Code, municipal bylaws, and environmental regulations/ standards.
  • Knowledge of building science, local construction technology, and west coast building envelope principles.
  • Knowledge of green building design, sustainable development, LEED, and Passive Haus.
  • Be self motivated to continual learning and be registered or eligible to be registered with the AIBC.
  • Minimum 3 years post graduate work experience.

Contact Info:
Only those who are currently entitled to work in Canada or have an approved work visa may apply. Please submit only by email, a resume and strong examples of work process showing graphic, technical skills, design capability, and role within projects to:

Raymond de Beeld Architect Inc.
Email: careers@rdbarchitect.ca
Web: rdbarchitect.ca

RUFproject – Designer

RUF.pngPosition / Title Seeking:
Designer

Level of Experience:
Intermediate

Organization Name:
RUFproject

Organization Description:
RUFproject is a multi-disciplinary design firm and contains both a rigorous aesthetic and an open-ness to crossing creative borders. With our wide ranging international experience, grounded in a Canadian sensibility, our work is marked by high design standards and originality.

Job Description:
We have an immediate opening for a building designer / architectural graduate with experience in single family residential projects and/or brand environment concepts. This position is a full-time permanent position working with and supporting senior staff on the development of projects with responsibility for design drawing and document production, as well as liaising with consultants and other team members. Preference will be given to the right candidate who can demonstrate international experience and a wide portfolio including residential, hospitality, educational and institutional projects and have experience in concept design as well as in detailing. Previous experience in liaising with consultants and supervision during the construction phase would be an advantage. Beside work experience, any evidence of commitment in professional improvement, such as attending courses or participating in architectural competitions will be highly considered.

We would like you to work with us if you:

  • are constantly curious and thinking about new ideas.
  • consider design a key element of your passion, pursuits and perspective
  • are modest; approachable and friendly, with a sense of humour.
  • are a performance-oriented team player with an utmost commitment to deliver.
  • are meticulous with details and able to complete projects with high levels of excellence.
  • understand communicating an idea is as important as having one; and are therefore skilled in 3D software, Rhino and/or 3dsmax a must; Vectorworks and/or Autocad
  • have 3 years or more experience.
  • and can cope with fast, furious and fun.

Contact Info:
Sean Pearson
email: info@rufproject.com
website: www.rufproject.com
mailing address: 260-49 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver BC V6A3A3

Adamson Associates Architects – Architect / Architectural Technologists

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Revit-trained Architect – Vancouver

Adamson Associates Architects is a leading international architectural firm noted for its long tradition of design excellence and technical expertise. As the Executive Architect, we are engaged by international design firms to assist them in the planning, design and delivery of complex, large-scale projects across the globe; in fact, we estimate that 85% of our work is in this role. We are proud to work with world renowned design architects to help put their visions into fruition.

We are currently looking for motivated and hard-working Architects/Architectural Technologists to help us build one of our many exciting projects that we’re currently working on in Vancouver, BC. The successful candidates will be based in Vancouver but will report to Project Managers based in our Toronto head office.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Work with and support senior architects on the development of projects
  • Assemble construction drawing sets in REVIT, including: site plans, floor plans, elevations, building sections, wall details, etc.
  • Work with current design techniques, building systems, and keep current with design trends, code changes, and developments to sustain and improve technical and design skills
  • Prepare client presentation materials, design development documentation, construction documentation, contract administration and Authority submissions on a wide variety of projects under guidance from senior architects
  • Ensure all work meets Adamson standards for quality
  • Complete work upon agreed deadlines

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
  • 8+ years of professional work experience doing production drawings in large-scale commercial, mixed use, residential and institutional projects
  • High proficiency in current versions of REVIT
  • Proven abilities in the production of meticulous architectural documents through all stages of a project’s lifespan with focus on CD/CA
  • Fully versed in the Vancouver Building By-Law (Latest Edition)
  • Strong knowledge of building technology, construction techniques, related engineering principles, sustainability strategies, building codes, and assembly of construction drawing sets.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positive attitude accompanied with a strong work ethic
  • Design and problem-solving skills as well as an appreciation of, and sensitivity to, architectural design intent
  • Self-motivated with the capability of working with minimum to no supervision
  • Experience coordinating with Mechanical/Structural/Electrical consultants is an asset
  • Must be registered with the AIBC, or eligible to be registered in the province of British Columbia.

If you share our commitment to design excellence and would like to join a dynamic, fast-paced, but supportive team-based environment, please don’t hesitate to submit a cover letter with credentials, electronic resume, and images of your work to careersToronto@adamson-associates.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Adamson. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Appropriate accommodations will be provided to candidates upon request throughout the recruitment process.

Kasian – Interior Designer

Kasian

Interior Designer, Intermediate  

Vancouver

Kasian is one of the largest integrated architecture and interior design firms in Canada. With a network of offices across Canada and overseas, we are a local firm with a global reach. We strive to enhance the human experience through great design. Our passion is rooted in strengthening connections between people and places by creating environments that inspire and improve lives. From complex operational facilities to finely-crafted workplace interiors, Kasian’s breadth of expertise and dedication to excellence has been the driving force behind great design and strong relationships for over 30 years.

We have an opportunity in our Vancouver office for an Interior Designer, Intermediate to join our team.  Our Vancouver office has delivered impressive interior design projects for both public and private sector clients including corporate offices for KPMG, McCarthy Tetrault LLP, and Translink as well as the Vancouver International Airport.

About the Opportunity
We are looking for a talented and creative individual to support our exciting portfolio of stand-alone and integrated projects.  At the intermediate level, our Interior Designers are involved in coming up with design concepts, space planning, presentations, producing drawings, researching materials, client interaction, and project management.

What you’ll be doing at Kasian:

  • Work directly with Principals and Associates to take on a key role in the design process including creating design concepts and presentation material
  • Participate in client presentations and actively build relationships with clients through the project process
  • Keep current of innovative and forward-thinking design including research on products and materials
  • Prepare layouts, sketches and space plans required to convey design intent
  • Produce design and contract documentation in alignment with Kasian’s standards of quality, client program and budget needs
  • Coordinate with project consultants (ie. electrical, mechanical, structural), contractors and vendors
  • Interpret and conform to building codes and bylaws
  • Prepare outline specifications and assist in detailed specification development
  • Create work plans, drawing lists, scope of services, budgets, and staffing requirements; on a larger-scale project this may be done in conjunction with the Project Manager
  • Assist with contract administration including shop drawing reviews

What you bring to Kasian:

  • CIDA-accredited Degree in Interior Design
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a variety of market sectors, ideally including transportation and workplace
  • NCIDQ certification, or working towards obtaining it
  • Strong technical knowledge and technical drawing experience with Revit and AutoCAD
  • Excellent graphic communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of furniture systems
  • Understanding of construction and construction administration process

Have we sparked your interest?  To apply for this position please visit our website at www.kasian.com/careers.

 

Kasian – Architectural Design Lead 

Kasian

Architectural Design Lead
Vancouver

Kasian is one of the largest fully integrated architecture, planning, and interior design firms in Canada.  Our projects are driven by inspired thinking, which infuses our culture, our interaction with clients and the spaces we create.  Our buildings seamlessly combine function and form to work better for people.  They have a story to tell.  As a result, they have won awards for excellence in design and achieving top marks for sustainability. 

About the Opportunity
We have an exciting opportunity for a visionary architect to lead design on projects in our Vancouver office.  Working with our project teams, clients, and stakeholders, you will have a critical role in ensuring Kasian delivers projects that reflect design excellence and will stand the test of time.  Your exceptional aptitude for design will inspire creativity and elevate the quality of Kasian’s projects.

At Kasian, you will:  

  • Lead the design vision and its conceptualization for projects, oversee the design through design development, champion the integrity of the design through all project stages
  • Lead and participate in the production of design deliverables
  • Achieve design goals while taking technical constraints into consideration and execute accordingly
  • Present design concepts and options at client meetings
  • Mentor junior colleagues with a view to growing Kasian’s design capabilities
  • Engage colleagues in dialogue on design by leading visioning sessions, brainstorming, and design forums

You bring to Kasian: 

  • A B. Arch/ M. Arch, coupled with a minimum of eight years of relevant experience
  • A portfolio of innovative design solutions for projects spanning a variety of market sectors including healthcare, with an emphasis on built work
  • Evidence of an ability to push the boundaries of architectural design
  • An ability to interpret the needs of clients from both a functional and aesthetic perspective resulting in solutions which are cost-effective, timely, and practical
  • An ability to clearly communicate complex and creative design ideas, both verbally and graphically
  • Software fluency in Revit, Lumion, 3D Studio Max, Rhino, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • An ability to work within the project management process including fee and team management, schedules, and budgets
  • A desire to collaborate
  • Must be registered with the AIBC, or eligible to be registered in the province of British Columbia

Through demonstrated innovation in design and the delivery of high-end, global projects, the successful candidate will play a role in shaping the design direction of Kasian. If you have these expertise, please visit our website at www.kasian.com/careers.

 

 

 

Chris Dikeakos Architects – Architect

Position / Title Seeking:
Senior Architect

Level of Experience:
Intermediate – Senior

Organization Name: Chris Dikeakos Architects

Organization Description:
CDA is of one of North America’s leading Architectural firms in the design of Multi-Family and Mixed Use Projects transforming skylines spanning broadly over the West Coast with offices in Burnaby, and Los Angeles. The firm also has significant expertise in the design of resort casino entertainment complexes including theatre, hotel, F&B, retail, convention and gaming components.

Job Description:
We are currently seeking a Full-time Senior Architect with significant experience in the large Mixed Use High-Rise developments who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. This incumbent will be a positive, dynamic and proactive individual who possesses strong technical, project management, interpersonal and communication skills, is highly creative, and skilled at managing priorities.

Duties:

  • Manages all phases of the project through construction including scheduling, planning, design, construction documents with authority to direct and to manage junior and intermediate architects and/or technologists.
  • Understands design philosophies, overall building design concepts, design software technology, and delivery methods.
  • Primary coordinator of all communication between the client and CDA ensuring timely resolution of client concerns and management of business issues including contracts and additional services.
  • Experience with High-Rise/Mixed Use Residential and Commercial.
  • The ability to manage and lead a team through a variety of complex projects simultaneously assisting with the preparation of architectural design drawings, presentation drawings, renderings and physical modeling application of Revit.
  • Ability to handle multiple project responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Guide and mentor junior staff through all stages of the project.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Master’s Degree in Architecture.
  • Registered with AIBC or eligible to register.
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills.
  • Knowledge of B.C. Building Code, Municipal Laws, and environmental regulations/standards.
  • Proficiency with Revit, Sketch-Up, Blue Beam, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Suite.
  • 5+ years of experience a must.

What you will get in return:
CDA is an equal opportunity employer. We provide a competitive salary in the industry, an extensive benefits program including Group RRSP with a company match and a flexible work environment with the opportunity to collaborate in a positive team environment.

Contact Info: If you are interested in joining our team with the desire to be part of a fast-paced growing Firm and exciting range of projects both in B.C. and abroad please contact us at jobs@dikeakos.com

Urban Arts Architecture – Architect / Architectural Technologist

Position / Title Seeking:
Architect / Architectural Technologist

Level of Experience:
Intermediate – Senior

Organization Name:
Urban Arts Architecture

Organization Description:
Urban Arts Architecture (UAA) is an award winning Vancouver based architecture firm specializing in community and cultural projects across BC and Canada’s north. Through creativity and innovation UAA delivers exceptional projects for our clients. We strive for local, practical, and cost effective design and construction solutions that stand the test of time. We are committed to developing strategies that increase building performance and optimize operational sustainability. Our design philosophy is rooted in the belief that architecture reflects the vision of its users. We work closely with our clients to realize their vision, creating sustainable facilities that ensure positive community growth.

UAA offers a fulfilling work environment that supports professional development and a holistic life/work balance. We work in an open plan studio environment to encourage dialogue, communication and learning. Through our ongoing work with First Nations communities we have learned how to work together to build alignment, instilling a work ethic and approach that is inclusive and collaborative within the office.

Job Description:
The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Understanding of building systems and technologies with a passion for facilitating technical solutions from a broader concept design through detail development and project completion;
  • Minimum 5-10 years relevant experience with an Architectural firm working in Canada;
  • Completion of a Building Technology or Architecture program from a professionally recognized institution;
  • Registered or eligible to register as an Architect or Architectural Technologist with the AIBC;
  • Knowledge of the BC Building Code and VBBL, and their application in Part 3 buildings;
  • Experience, efficiency and excitement for preparing and administrating construction contract documents;
  • Knowledge of BIM processes and capacity to support project development through the use of various software technologies;
  • Strong graphic and visual communication skills;
  • Knowledge of sustainable principals and experience in practice with LEED, Passive House or other green building, energy-efficiency or sustainability standards, certifications or tools.
  • Excellent people skills and the ability to coordinate work directly with consultants and contractors;
  • Contract Administration experience on projects with a minimum construction budget of $5,000,000.

Contact Info:
Please email a resume, professional references, and samples of your work to careers@urban-arts.ca

Boyden – Campus Plan Architect

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Campus Plan Architect
British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Location: Burnaby, BC

In 2014, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) celebrated five decades of providing highly relevant, critical training and education to individuals striving to be uniquely career-ready in a competitive and ever-changing market. As the largest polytechnic institute in Canada, with five campuses and over 50,000 students enrolled annually, BCIT is one of British Columbia’s largest post-secondary institutes.

BCIT equips graduates to anticipate and conquer the complex challenges of our day and plays a unique role in the larger educational system of British Columbia. The Institution works hard to successfully meet the needs of students, industry, and business in BC. For the eighth consecutive year, BCIT has been named one of BC’s Top 100 Employers and provides a generous benefits package that supports an attractive work/life balance.

BCIT has recently launched its largest capital campaign in its history, the first phase of which is $450M. With the Board of Governors, the Province and the community firmly behind the plan, transformation of infrastructure, buildings and green spaces on the main Burnaby campus will enhance BCIT’s ability to realize its vision as a premier polytechnic institution and the destination for excellence and innovation in future-focused applied learning and research.

As a result of these exciting developments, a Campus Plan Architect is being sought to lead the development, implementation and management of new architectural and urban design standards for the Institute. The position will define a new architectural language and urban design context to establish design requirements for major capital projects and promote the alignment of design innovation and sustainability. This position will be involved in a wide range of innovative capital projects, including large post-secondary education buildings, student housing, commercial development, and campus infrastructure projects.

The Campus Plan Architect office is located within the Facilities and Campus Development Department. Working closely with the Director of Campus Development and others in the department and overseeing a small team and a variety of outside consultants, the successful candidate will provide essential guidance to BCIT’s growth consistent with mission and goals of the administration, campus master plan and established guidelines.

The successful candidate will be a Registered Architect in good standing with the Architectural Institute of BC and will bring a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in design or design oversight and that ideally includes familiarity with post secondary or public sector facilities in an urban design context.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to shape the future of BCIT for those who will continue to shape the future of BC, of Canada, and of beyond.

To explore this opportunity further, please visit Boyden’s Opportunities Page

Atelier Pacific Architecture – Interior Designer

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Immediate full time Interior Designer position available in a growing Burnaby based Architectural firm.  Atelier Pacific Architecture is looking for a self-motivated and accomplished individual with expertise in Multi-Family & Mixed Use projects.

Requirements:

  • The right candidate must have Canadian experience with a minimum of 3-5 years of local project experience.
  • Candidate must have extensive experience with Multi-Family, Mixed Use and Commercial projects. Candidate must be familiar with Building Codes and the production of Design & Building Permit drawings.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills along with a strong command of the English language– both written and verbal.
  • Proficient use and experience with ACAD is required; Revit knowledge an asset.

Resumes with cover letter may be faxed, delivered or e-mailed in confidence to:
Atelier Pacific Architecture Inc.
Suite 111 – 3823 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC V5C 6P3
CANADA

Email:           
info@atelierpacific.com

Fax:          
604 662-8655

 

We offer excellent career advancement opportunities along with an attractive compensation package, including health & dental benefits and an Employee Group RRSP.

 

Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications. We thank all applicants but only those whose experience criteria are met will be contacted.

Grout McTavish Architects Inc. – Intern Architects

Position / Title Seeking:
Graduate and Intermediate Intern Architects

Level of Experience:
Intermediate

Organization Name:
Grout McTavish Architects Inc.

Organization Description:
Grout McTavish Architects is a full-service architecture and planning firm focused on public facilities and science and cultural attractions. As world-class architects, planners and placemakers we are known for taking our clients’ visions and transforming them into extraordinary places that deliver unforgettable experiences.

Pulling from over 50 years of experience, our firm successfully blends striking design and progressive architectural techniques – creating projects recognized for a high standard of design, technical excellence and creative solutions that optimize value for money spent.

Our clients value our commitment to providing award winning design solutions developed within a context of listening, collaboration, innovative research and teamwork. Client satisfaction is our ultimate measure of success.

Grout McTavish Architects is a growing studio-scaled practice with a vision to provide its clients and their projects a high standard of design and technical excellence in planning, architecture and interior design consulting.

Job Description:
We are looking for talented graduate and intermediate intern architects with 5 – 10 years of Canadian or US experience. We believe the right person can play a lead role on our design and working drawing teams for various airport, university and mixed use institutional projects.

The following are some of the professional qualities we seek:

  • A self-directed individual with well proven communication and leadership skills
  • Record of maintaining high quality standards while working to tight deadlines
  • Design and functional planning strengths
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Current experience in CAD, Revit
  • Construction administration and detailing experience an asset
  • Candidates applying for the Intern Architect Position must be registered with the AIBC, or eligible to be registered in the province of British Columbia.

Thank you in advance for your response, however only those chosen for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Contact Info:
Brad McTavish – brad@groutmctavish.com

site lines architecture – Building Technologist / Intern Architect

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Building Technologist / Intern Architect for an architectural firm in Fort Langley

Organization Description:
site lines architecture is a vibrant firm based in Fort Langley that has developed a diverse portfolio of ongoing projects, spanning a full spectrum of architectural and interior design services. Our firm is experienced in many building types including health care, commercial and industrial, institutional, multi-family residential and single family residential.

Position / Title Seeking:
Building Technologist or Intern Architect

Level of Experience:
Senior (10 years of experience in British Columbia)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide project team leadership in coordinating execution of design intent into the construction documentation, specifications, and throughout construction administration
  • Manage project timelines, schedules, resources and project budget
  • Resolve complex technical/design issues and provides guidance to team and consultants
  • Participate in and lead team discussions on technical and other project related issues
  • Prepare and ensure accuracy of technical documents

Job Requirements:

  • Must be registered with the AIBC, or eligible to be registered in the province of British Columbia
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in architectural practice
  • Demonstrated leadership and experience with broad project teams
  • Experienced client interaction
  • Revit, Microsoft Office 365
  • Demonstrated experience in conceptualization, construction document preparation, bid review, construction administration and field observation
  • Must be able to multi-task, be a team player, possess a can-do attitude, be a self-starter
  • Strong knowledge of the British Columbia Building Code and regulations

Benefits:

  • Benefits package and Profit Sharing available after 3 months

Contact Info:
Please submit resume and portfolio to:
reception@sitelines.ca

Website:
http://www.sitelines.ca

 


 

UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture – External Relations and Special Projects Manager

Position / Title Seeking:
External Relations and Special Projects Manager

Level of Experience:
Intermediate

Organization Name:
UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture

Organization Description:
The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture is a close-knit and collaborative academic community of approximately 300 students and 24 faculty. We offer accredited graduate professional degree programs in architecture, a top ranked program in Canada, and landscape architecture, post-professional graduate programs in urban design and high-performance buildings, and an undergraduate program in environmental design. The School is known for its commitment to quality design education directed toward the urgent human and environmental issues of our times, and to the artful integration of the built and natural environment across scales. The School engages these themes through many academic and research interactions with the ‘living laboratories’ of UBC campus, the Vancouver metropolitan region, and our associated professional communities.

Job Description:
The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) seeks an External Relations and Special Projects Manager to provide creative direction and strategy to the design and implementation of externally-oriented outreach and communications initiatives and a significant multi-year building project initiative of the Faculty of Applied Science (APSC). This position will broaden and elevate awareness of the School, its faculty, students, academic programs, build relationships with its public, professional, alumni and donor communities and, develop interest, concepts and strategies for this large (approximately 62,000 sm) building initiative of which SALA will be a part.

In this role, the External Relations and Special Projects Manager directs and manages creative communications and outreach work that bridges related areas of responsibility in APSC and SALA. In SALA this position works directly with the SALA Director to set creative direction and strategic management of SALA’s marketing, recruiting, communications, outreach and fundraising infrastructure and initiatives. With SALA and APSC, this position works directly with the SALA Director and senior staff in APSC Development & Alumni Engagement to develop communications and outreach strategies and materials related to the APSC building project. Outside of APSC and SALA, this position liaises with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the success of external relations and special projects initiatives.

This position reports directly to the SALA Director and works closely with a Manager of Outreach and Communications within SALA and, the Director and Senior Associate Director, Development and Alumni Engagement in APSC. It also frequently interacts and coordinates position related responsibilities with senior leadership, faculty and staff in both SALA and APSC to develop outreach and building project related strategies, events and communications materials.

Work performed
Responsibilities and duties related to SALA external outreach and communications:

  • Designs and directs an outreach and communications plan for SALA that positions and differentiates the school in a global academic context of design schools and competitors.
  • Designs and directs recruitment and marketing plans appropriate to SALA’s academic programs (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design / Bachelor of Design, Urban Design)
  • Designs and develops strategies for communications and media relations related to SALA achievements, events and activities.
  • Develops and maintains contact and communication with external media, professional and academic constituencies in support of SALA achievements, events and activities.
  • Researches, designs and writes articles, media releases, reports, graphics, web- and social media posts and other forms of external communication for the School.
  • Designs and implements an archive of student and faculty work for use in exhibition, publication, and web-based communications.
  • Facilitates development and production of a SALA Strategic Plan and related communications.
  • Provides strategic advice and leadership related to outreach and communications to faculty and staff affiliated with SALA’s outreach and communications governance and academic program portfolios.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Responsibilities and duties related to SALA external outreach and communications:

  • Develops a communications vision and brand for the building project in consultation with -building project leadership and staff.
  • Researches, illustrates and writes summary materials related to building project programs, facilities, siting and comparators.
  • Develops, designs and produces narrative and graphic materials that communicate key spatial concepts, issues and options for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develops, designs and produces narrative and graphic content (in collaboration with APSC Development staff) for project related presentations, exhibitions, communications, marketing and fundraising materials and events.
  • Leads planning, design and facilitation of internal and external stakeholder workshops related to the building project.

Education/work experience:
Professional or comparable degree in architecture, landscape architecture or urban design. Minimum of six years of experience directing marketing and communications in a professional design practice context and /or equivalent academic or institutional context. Familiarity with both professional design practice and academic communications cultures and service providers.

Skills required:

  • Ability to develop original written and graphic content appropriate to responsibilities and duties outlined above
  • Ability to communicate design content to key internal and external stakeholder and donor communities (faculty, staff and students, design professionals, engineering professionals, developers, industry leaders, for example)
  • Ability to lead and facilitate position-related workshops and consultations
  • Ability to build and foster strong working relationships with peers, stakeholders and service providers
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think analytically and solve problems
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and collaboratively with faculty, staff and students
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Solid judgment and ethical conduct including the ability to maintain confidentiality, tact, and discretion
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and balance multiple priorities and assignments
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel to outreach, communications and fundraising events and meetings

Contact Info:
To read the full posting and apply for this position, visit https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/staff.php?job_id=32371

office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers – Office Coordinator

Position / Title Seeking:
Office Coordinator

Level of Experience:
Junior

Organization Name:
office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers

Organization Description:
omb is an award-winning full service design studio, offering an integrated approach to architecture and interiors. Creative collaboration forms the foundation of our studio culture and supports a wide range of project types and scales. Current work includes civic, cultural, transportation and academic buildings, along with several single and multi-family residential projects.
Reference our website at www.officemb.ca for further information.

Job Description:
The office of mcfarlane biggar architects and designers (omb) is looking for an Office Coordinator with basic bookkeeping experience. The candidate will be comfortable multi-tasking, possess exceptional communication and customer service skills and have the capacity to remain focussed while working in a creative and dynamic environment.

Administration Responsibilities:

  • General reception duties including answering the phone, transferring calls and taking messages; greeting clients and directing them to the meeting rooms
  • Checking the mail daily and booking couriers
  • Tidying and maintaining the general office, reception, kitchen and boardrooms.
  • Tracking staff movements in and out of the studio, updating the vacation tracker
  • Ordering office and kitchen supplies as required
  • Maintaining the current and accurate filing and library system
  • Coordinating repairs and maintenance within the office and on office equipment
  • Assisting in coordinating and organizing staff functions i.e. lunch n’ learns, social events
  • Book and coordinate travel
  • Onboarding new employees, including setting up computers and phones
  • Problem solving basic computer and IT issues and escalating to our IT firm
  • Assisting in other various tasks and providing support to the rest of the team
    Bookkeeping Responsibilities
  • Prepare monthly disbursements invoices
  • Prepare monthly visa reconciliations and staff expense reports
  • Manage office petty cash
  • Process AR and AP invoices in Simply Accounting and file invoices
  • Assist Controller with other tasks as needed

Education and Qualifications

  • High school diploma and an office administration and bookkeeping diploma/certificate
  • Over 3 years experience in a related position
  • Experience using Simply Accounting and/or Adobe Indesign is an asset
  • Knowledge of administrative, clerical and bookkeeping procedures
  • Understanding of accounting principles and concepts
  • Excellent customer service skills and spoken and written English is essential
  • Strong computer skills and proficient using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Patience and positive attitude, ability to manage stress in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to take initiative and be reliable

Contact Info:
Apply with resume and cover letter to: accounting@officemb.ca. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Please understand that due to the large number of applicants we receive, we will only contact those eligible candidates for interviews.

office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers – Architect

Position / Title Seeking:
Senior Architect

Level of Experience:
Senior

Organization Name:
office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers

Organization Description:
omb is a full service design firm and we offer an integrated architecture and interiors team to meet the requirements of any project, big or small. We work on a wide range of project types from airports, urban master plans and universities, to community buildings such as libraries, art galleries, and city halls, residential projects both single and multi-family as well as our extensive interiors-specific portfolio that includes retail, hospitality and office projects. We believe in maintaining a diversity of project sizes and types and operate as an open and collaborative design studio.

Reference our website at www.officemb.ca for further information on our firm.

Job Description:
The office of mcfarlane biggar architects and designers (omb) is looking for a senior architect to join our firm. Required qualifications include:

  • 7+ years of experience in the Architecture and Construction industry
  • Strong technical knowledge in building detailing
  • Working knowledge of the BCBC and VBBL
  • Experience preparing Contract Documents
  • Experience managing Contract Administration on small to medium sized projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong design portfolio
  • Interest in a wide range of project types including Architecture, Interiors and Planning
  • Autocad, Vectorworks, Sketchup and Adobe CS Suite required
  • BIM experience an advantage
  • Must be registered with the AIBC, or eligible to be registered in the province of British Columbia.

Contact Info:
Apply with PDF resumes and portfolios only to: employment@officemb.ca. Maximum 5 MB.

Please understand that due to the large number of applicants we receive, we will only contact those eligible candidates for interviews.

Kasian – Project Administrator

Kasian

Project Administrator
Vancouver

Kasian is one of the largest integrated architecture and interior design firms in Canada. With a network of offices across Canada and overseas, we are a local firm with a global reach. We strive to enhance the human experience through great design. Our passion is rooted in strengthening connections between people and places by creating environments that inspire and improve lives. From complex operational facilities to finely-crafted workplace interiors, Kasian’s breadth of expertise and dedication to excellence has been the driving force behind great design and strong relationships for over 30 years.

Are you looking to take your finance and administration experience in the design realm to the next level? Does working with architects and interior designers on large and small-scale projects across a variety of sectors interest you? Do you have the project management skills to ensure deadlines are met not just be you, but by your entire team? If so, we want to hear from you!

Working in our Vancouver office, you will partner with Project Managers to ensure projects are delivered smoothly. This will include liaising with external consultants, clients, and contractors.  You will ensure projects are set up, maintained, and invoiced in accordance with the contract requirements.  Additionally, you will track all project documentation.

In this role, you will: 

  • Enter project set-up from information provided by the Project Manager, ensure all project deliverables have been properly input in accordance with the contract requirements
  • Review contract agreements for invoicing requirements and ensure required information is provided to the client for invoicing; establish appropriate work breakdown structure to support client invoicing
  • Regularly update project budgets
  • Work with Project Managers to monitor and track project work plans, schedules, WIP, and financial reporting updates are entered in MS Project and Excel
  • Prepare, distribute, track, file, and archive project files and documents throughout the project life cycle including: fee letters, design contracts, project correspondence, bid packages, specifications, schedules, construction contracts, shop drawings, RFIs, site instructions, CCNs, change orders, building permits
  • Liaise with the Finance and Operations Teams on invoices, projected revenue reports, staffing reports, etc.
  • Ensure project close out procedures are completed on a timely basis
  • Provide support to your team with meeting coordination and submission of expenses

You have:

  • At least 2 years of related project administration experience in the construction, engineering, or architecture/ interior design environment
  • Basic accounting knowledge obtained through experience or education
  • Advanced Excel and MS Project skills

You are:

  • An excellent communicator
  • Extremely organized and can organize others
  • Able to develop solid working relationships both internally and with clients, consultants, and contractors
  • Able to multitask and prioritize
  • Someone who takes initiative and is proactive; following timelines and meeting deadlines are instinctive
  • Able to work effectively both independently as well as part of a team

Have we sparked your interest? Please apply by visiting our website at www.kasian.com/careers