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S2 Architecture

Join our dynamic and collaborative team

You Are:

A highly collaborative and creative interior design leader. You understand the big picture and are focused on the details. You thrive in a dynamic yet professional environment where you get to interact with diverse teams and individuals across multiple locations. You are experienced in design continuity, advocacy, and leadership, coordinating directly with various team members, Clients, Consultants, and representatives from Public Authorities.

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
  • The S2PSP is a profit sharing program open to all employees

Role Summary:

We are looking for a Senior Interior Designer to support our Vancouver studio.  In addition to project related responsibilities the individual would support the growth and development of client relations.  They will engage with proposal and RFP pursuits and will also works towards identifying potential business development opportunities and actively participate in contacting and developing relationships within the industry to promote S2 Architecture to contribute to long-term business development.

What you will require:

Education, Licenses & Certifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma from CIDA accredited post-secondary institute
  • AAA Intern Interior Designer (or in progress) is an asset
  • NCIDQ – IDFX and IDPX practicum exams (or in progress) is an asset
  • IDA/IDC Intern Member (or in progress) is an asset
  • LEED/WELL Accredited is an asset
  • Minimum 10-13 years of working experience within the interior design industry on integrated projects, with references and portfolio

What You Will Work On:

  • Establish and maintain project schedules, workplans, and EVA’s 
  • Prepares client fee letters, schedules, and reviews client invoicing
  • Schedules work assignments, setting priorities and delegating work accordingly
  • Confirms supporting project team members understanding of tasks including expected timeline of deliverables and how long they should take to complete to ensure workplan/fees are on track
  • Leads site verifications and gathering space inventory data as needed
  • Prepares/leads programming analysis as needed
  • Prepares/leads space planning and preliminary code studies as needed
  • Leads Client Meetings and reviews meeting minutes
  • Prepares/leads development of design concepts and presentations materials as needed
  • Prepares/leads development of furniture specifications as needed
  • Coordinates Consultants and Vendors as needed
  • Prepares/leads/reviews contract documents and specifications as needed
  • Participates/leads in the review of construction administration submittals as needed
  • Participates/leads to contract administration documentation and site walkthroughs as needed
  • Provides support to design staff during all phases of a project as required
  • Project manages large scaled interior design/integrated projects through all phases of work
  • Oversees the project team through all phases of work 
  • Works independently on projects 
  • Able to work on multiple projects
  • Keeps Departmental and Project Leads apprised of task progress and issues as they arise 
  • Mentor and facilitate development of intermediate design staff
  • Engages with proposal and RFP pursuits and works towards identifying potential business development opportunities for the firm

You Will Need the Following Knowledge Competencies:

  • Advanced understanding of building code
  • Advanced` understanding of integrated projects 
  • Advanced understanding of structural, mechanical, and electrical systems
  • Advanced understanding of building components, construction methods and sequencing
  • Advanced understanding of design and construction process
  • Advanced understanding of contract documents, details, and specifications 
  • Advanced knowledge on finish specifications and materials applications
  • Advanced skillset in graphic/visualization
  • Advanced skillset in hand sketching

Technical Core Competencies: 

  • Advanced Autodesk Revit Skills
  • Advanced Autodesk AutoCAD Skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite Skills
  • Advanced knowledge of InDesign, Sketch-Up, Photoshop and other rendering software, an asset/as applicable
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam Studio

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