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VIA Vancouver Job Openings: Senior Technical Architects, Transit Architects, Architectural Interns

Jun 15, 2016

Included in this post are the currently open positions in VIA’s Vancouver office. Job descriptions and experience requirements follow. Please refer to the How to Apply section at the bottom of this page for contact information.


 

SENIOR TECHNICAL ARCHITECTS

We are currently seeking candidates for Senior Technical Architects for our Vancouver office.

These people will supplement and work within our multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive technical architectural services for high-rise, wood frame, public transit and other commercial projects. We are interested in exceptional candidates with strong analytical, communication and technical skills who are passionate and involved in community building at all scales.

Experience Requirements

  • Registered architect with 10 – 15 years of architectural experience
  • LEED AP preferred

Key Skills

  • Proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD & Sketchup.
  • Deep skills in architectural technical detailing, envelope design, and specifications writing.
  • Passion for green building; experience with sustainable building rating systems an asset.
  • Skill in the coordination and production of project documentation packages and preparation of graphic presentation material.
  • 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

 

TRANSIT / URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE EXPERIENCED ARCHITECTS

VIA Architecture is a strategic architectural and planning firm with offices in Vancouver BC, Seattle WA and San Francisco CA. We are a studio based practice leading a variety of local projects including transit systems design, mixed‐use infill architecture, community and downtown plans and urban sustainability strategies. We are currently seeking candidates for architectural positions with transit/urban infrastructure experience for our Vancouver office. These people will supplement and work within our multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive architectural services for public transit, urban infrastructure and other commercial projects. We are interested in exceptional candidates with strong analytical, communication and technical skills who are passionate and involved in community building at all scales.

Experience Requirements

  • Intern to Registered architect with 10 plus years of Canadian or US architectural experience.
  • LEED AP preferred but not mandatory.

Key Skills

  • Dedicated team player, excellent communicator, possessing demonstrated skill in design and execution of technically complex projects.
  • Interest in professional advancement to more senior levels and responsibilities through familiarity with the technical considerations involved in designing, documenting, coordinating and executing public transit, urban infrastructure and other commercial building types, including a passion for integrated sustainable design solutions.
  • Proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD & Sketchup highly desired. Fluency with digital model rendering, Adobe and other graphic programs a plus.
  • Skilled in the preparation of graphic presentation materials, technical architectural detailing, and coordination of overall project documentation packages.
  • Experience with all project phases of design, construction documents and field services a plus.
  • Experience with the technical coordination of collaborative design disciplines and 3‐dimensional resolution of technical issues. , Integrated project delivery experience a plus.
  • Ability and experience with organizing, tracking and implementing project data, directives and design, tender and construction document production, consultant coordination and other support roles to the Senior Project Architect.
  • Experience with various construction and building types.
  • In depth knowledge of the BC Building Code.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to delegate supervise and mentor junior staff members.

 

ARCHITECTURAL GRADS / INTERNS

We are currently seeking candidates for architectural Grad/Intern positions for our Vancouver office. These people will supplement and work within our multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive architectural services for various projects. We are interested in exceptional candidates with strong analytical, communication and technical skills who are passionate and involved in community building at all scales.

Experience Requirements

  • Junior Intern with 2 to 5 years of Canadian architectural experience
  • LEED AP preferred but not mandatory

Key Skills

  • Dedicated team player, excellent communicator, a self-starter possessing analytic and problem solving capabilities
  • Some experience with all project phases of design, construction documents and field services
  • Some understanding of the technical considerations involved in design, documenting, coordinating and executing a variety of building types
  • Proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD & Sketchup highly desired. Fluency with digital model rendering, Adobe and other graphic programs a plus
  • Be skilled in the preparation of graphic presentation material
  • Some familiarity of BCBC and local Bylaws
  • Interest in professional advancement to more intermediate levels and responsibilities

 

How to Apply

Please email resume in PDF with cover letter/email, and “YourName_PositionApplyingFor” in subject‐line, attention Charlene Kovacs, ckovacs@via‐architecture.com.

  • Please include samples of your work, keeping total email size below 2 MB
  • No phone calls or office visits please
  • Applicants must meet minimum experience qualifications to be considered for these positions
  • Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted
  • Only those eligible to work in Canada need apply

 

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include medical/dental insurance and retirement funds contribution matching.