CAREERS

Gair Williamson Architect Inc. is a design driven practice with a focus on the urban condition and the craft of construction. Our work varies from adaptive re-use and heritage renovation (predominantly in the Gastown / Railtown / Chinatown districts) to new build projects across Vancouver and beyond.

We are currently looking to fill two positions in our office: a junior / intermediate (suited to a recent grad) and an intermediate / senior position (suited to a confident professional with 5+ years experience in the industry).

 

Intern Architect – Intermediate / Senior

We are seeking to fill the intermediate/senior level position immediately. The position is suited to a talented, professional practitioner with 5-7 years of experience working in the field of architecture, who will immediately take a leadership role in our office. The successful candidate will have the following skills & attributes:

  • Proficient with AutoCAD and at least an intermediate REVIT user – GWA works exclusively in REVIT on all projects and the successful candidate will be capable of managing a work-shared project file with a small project team;
  • An ability to efficiently meet deadlines, manage budgets, and take a leadership role – experience running projects, coordinating drawing sets & consultant information, and construction administration experience are definite assets for the position;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills as you will need to manage client / consultant relationships, liaise with City officials on a regular basis, and work in a team environment;
  • Confidence with detailing, both architectural and technical, the ability to understand and adapt details across project types and scales, and familiarity with Canadian construction codes, terminology and common practices a strong asset;
  • Be registered as an Architect or Intern architect with the AIBC or eligible for registration;
  • A proficiency in English both written and oral is essential;
  • 5-7 years of experience in an architectural office, applicants with Vancouver experience preferred but not essential.

Intern Architect – Junior / Intermediate

We are seeking to fill the junior to intermediate level position immediately.

The position is suited to a passionate, self-motivated individual with a passion for architecture and urban design with the following skills and attributes:

  • Strong graphic skills and proficient in Adobe CS;
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, at least a working knowledge of REVIT – GWA works exclusively in REVIT on all projects; 
  • An ability to efficiently meet deadlines with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • An understanding of or a desire to understand the building process and construction;
  • Be registered as an Intern architect with the AIBC or eligible for registration;
  • A proficiency in English both written and oral is essential;
  • Experience in an office environment preferred.

 

We believe strongly in the office as a teaching environment for emerging architects and wish to attract like minded individuals. Our office is composed of individuals with a diversity of experience and background, and we strive to create a team environment where all team members contribute knowledge and opinions, weigh in on design decisions, and also have the independence to make decisions and manage projects suited to their skills & experience level.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and examples of your work to info@gwarchitects.ca.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.