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Architect with Technical Focus (Vancouver)

May 28, 2019

We are currently seeking candidates for technical focus Architects with 10+ years of experience for our Vancouver office. Not to be confused with Architectural Technologist, we are seeking a registered architect with specific interest and expertise in reviewing and stamping drawings and oversight of the QA/QC process. We are interested in exceptional people with strong analytical, communication and technical skills who are passionate and involved in community building at all scales.

VIA Architecture is a multi-disciplinary firm of urban strategists creating connected communities. With offices in Vancouver, Seattle and Oakland we are a highly interactive studio-based practice concentrating in urban planning, transit systems planning and design and architecture for urban mixed-use development. Our systems-level sustainable design strategies and community-based design studio set us apart from traditional architectural practice.

Desired Experience

  • Registered architect with 10+ years of architectural experience.
  • Passive House, Step Code and LEED certified preferred.
  • Specification writing preferred.

Key Skills

  • Deep knowledge of architectural technical detailing, envelope design, and specifications writing.
  • Skill in the coordination and production of project documentation packages.
  • Strong experience in the technical coordination of collaborative design disciplines, including integrated project delivery experience and 3-dimensional resolution of technical issues.
  • Ability and experience with organizing, tracking and implementing project data, directives and design, tender and construction document production, consultant coordination.
  • Experience with various construction and building types.
  • In-depth knowledge of the BCBC.
  • Ability to delegate supervise and mentor junior staff members.
  • Passion for green building and experience with sustainable building rating systems an asset.
  • QA/QC ability for office oversite.
  • Proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD & Sketchup.
  • Must be registered or eligible to register with AIBC.

Responsibilities
This person will supplement and work within our multi-disciplinary teams to provide comprehensive technical architectural services for high-rise, wood frame, public transit/infrastructure and other commercial projects. This person will also oversee QA/QC processes and training for the Vancouver office.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits include extended medical coverage, retirement funds contribution matching, and transit subsidy.

How to Apply
Please email resume, cover letter/email, work samples in PDF (max. 3 MB) with “YourName_Technical Architect” in subject‐line, attention Lauren Hamilton, Managing Director lhamilton@via‐architecture.com. No phone calls or office visits.

  • Applicants must meet minimum experience qualifications to be considered for the position.
  • Applicants must be registered with the AIBC, or eligible to be registered in BC.
  • Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

For more information about VIA Architecture, please visit www.via-architecture.com.