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S2 Architecture

Join our dynamic and collaborative team

You Are:

A highly collaborative and creative designer and are driven by passion for innovation and excellence. You bring a unique blend of creativity and technical skills to the design process, seeking new ways to push boundaries and elevate projects to new heights. You collaborate closely with team members, clients, and consultants through brainstorming and refining designs to meet both functional design requirements and aesthetic goals. You have an enthusiasm for design and eager to contribute your talents to projects that inspire and challenge. You thrive in a dynamic yet professional environment where you interact with diverse teams and individuals across multiple locations.

We Are:

A people-centered organization focused on creating architectural solutions that elevate and inspire human experiences. We love sustainable design and highly functional approaches that truly make a difference in the lives of our clients and the people whom the spaces are designed for. We’re big on mentorship, work-life balance, and collaboration. S2 Architecture operates with offices in three locations, and we spearhead projects across Western Canada.

Our employee benefits include:

  • Competitive health and dental insurance plan 
  • Employee life and dependent life insurance 
  • Long-term disability  
  • Employee Family Assistance Program
  • Flexible work hours 
  • Continuing education / professional development
  • Social activities 
  • RRSP, Health or Wellness spending accounts
  • S2 days for extra time to spend with family
  • Personal / sick time
  • Flexible work hours / Work from home options
  • Profit sharing program – S2PSP open to all employees

Role Summary:

The intermediate architect / designer exhibits a full understanding of all aspects of the design and project delivery process at an advanced intermediate level. Responsibilities will include working with the client and / or consultants with the support of the project lead. The intermediate architect / designer will work on multiple projects and/or lead small projects with an assigned team and will have autonomy in the design as well as the day-to-day progress and advancement of the project. Leading toward the senior level, this intermediate architect / designer is expected to troubleshoot, and problem solve project related issues as they arise, and consult the project lead and/or other senior level team members for assistance for unusual / complicated issues.

What you will require:

Education, Licenses & Certifications:
  • Degree from a school of Architecture / Design, Undergraduate or Masters, or
  • Enrolment in the RAIC Syllabus Program
Experience:
  • Minimum 3-8 years of relevant experience in design/architectural/engineering industry
  • Post-secondary training in architectural design

What You Will Work On:

  • Development of conceptual design options for discussion by the design team
  • Prepare drawings, models, visuals, graphics, and other documents relating to the project design as supported by the project lead.
  • Assist in programming aspects of the project design as supported by the project lead
  • Coordinate and administer client and / or consultant meetings as supported by the project lead
  • Prepare project presentations including drawings and sketches
  • Prepare and assist as needed in the preparations of illustrations of the scale and character of a project
  • Able to work on multiple projects as supported by the project lead.
  • Able to lead other team members on various aspects of the project and delegate tasks.
  • Able to work on smaller projects independently as supported by the project lead.
  • Assist in the development of project work plans, schedules, and budgets
  • Liaise with authorities having jurisdiction as required for approval processes as supported by the project lead
  • Prepare required documentation for clients and / or consultants as required as supported by the project lead
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of information from consultants
  • Assist in the development of construction documentation development with the technical team
  • Participating in business development initiatives such as Request for Proposals, Fee Proposals, etc.
  • Participating in the review of monthly client and consultant invoices
  • Mentor and facilitate development of Junior Design staff
  • May be required to provide support or assist with various tasks at various skills levels as may be required for project and / or firm success

You Will Need the Following Knowledge Competencies:

  • Intermediate+ understanding of all phases of design delivery process and how they are interconnected
  • Intermediate+ understanding of architectural design services 
  • Intermediate+ understanding of project functionality
  • Intermediate+ understanding of project management functions
  • Intermediate+ understanding of building, fire, and energy codes
  • Intermediate+ understanding of design and construction process
  • Intermediate+ understanding of specifications
  • Intermediate+ understanding of building materials and installation methods
  • Intermediate+ understanding of local authority process
  • Intermediate+ understanding of architectural document preparation and layout
  • Intermediate+ understanding of building envelope and principals
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bluebeam REVU
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Sketch-Up

S2 Architecture is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to the principle and practices of employment equity. We invite all qualified individuals, including persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal Peoples to apply for our career opportunities.

How to Apply:

If you think you are the right person to step into this fast-paced and exciting position, please submit your resume and cover letter to the attention of Jane Kratochvil at jobs@s2architecture.com.