Employment and Volunteer Opportunities for Students and Recent Grads
Architectural Graduate / Intern Designer

Roles + Responsibilities
We are looking for someone who:
•    has a healthy appetite for design, complemented by a commitment to detail, excellence
      and thoroughness,
•    has a self-driven and positive attitude,
•    contributes positively to the office culture and atmosphere,
•    has an inquisitive and curious nature,
•    is committed to learning and growing both in the office and outside the office, and
•    demonstrates highly-developed personal organizational skills.

The successful applicant will participate in all phases of project work, including conceptual/schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction contract administration -- including producing models, renderings and other materials required to explore and communicate design solutions. Other tasks may include general office administration and/or preparation of promotional materials.

Qualifications + Skills

Ideal candidates should have a post-secondary degree in architecture and demonstrate proficiency at the following:
•    oral and written communication skills
•    conceptual/schematic design
•    physical model building
•    3D model building (with SketchUp and/or Rhino)
•    rendering (with V-Ray) for architectural visualization
•    Adobe Creative Suite products (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc)
•    2+ years experience with Revit in an office environment

The following skills would be beneficial, but are not necessarily required:
•    AutoCAD
•    Grasshopper
•    experience in wood frame and residential construction
•    familiarity with local codes and building practices

MIZA Architects is a proponent of the AIBC’s “Intern Friendly Firm” initiative, and preference may be given to individuals currently registered, or intending to register, as an Intern Architect with the AIBC. Intern Architects must be registered with the AIBC, or eligible to be registered in the province of British Columbia.

Please send Cover Letter, CV and Portfolio in PDF format to work@mizaarchitects.com (maximum 15MB email attachment).
No phone calls please.

Organization description

MIZA Architects is an ambitious, design-driven and detail-oriented architecture office based in Vancouver. To learn more about us and our work, please visit our website at mizaarchitects.com
Posted on October 19, 2018

Architectural Designer

Otto Cheng Architect Inc. is currently seeking motivated and passionate individual to join our team for the position of ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER. We are an established architectural firm serving a number of established clients and developers. We have a stable and consistent workload involving a wide range of projects in commercial, multiple residential, private residential, institution, hotels, and restaurants. Opportunity is available for a capable individual to gain practical experience and to participate in project design, design development, working drawings, field review services and the day to day general
office responsibilities.

• Graduate of Bachelor of Environmental Design (B.Env.D) or newly graduate of
   Master of Architecture (M.Arch);
• Have work experience in architectural office an asset;
• Fluency with AutoCAD, SketchUp and Photoshop;
• To provide support to our team to deliver project documentations through
   all project phases;
• Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and work independently;
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• Passion for design excellence;
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.

Please submit your CV and samples of your work (max. 5MB in PDF) via email to:
Otto Cheng, M.Arch, MRAIC, MAA, Principal

We thank all applicants. Only qualified candidates will be notified for an in-person interview. Candidates will be expected to show samples of work at the time of interview. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
Posted on October 17, 2018

Architectural Technologist / Intern / Graduate

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba since 2001, Voitec Architect Inc. is an established design practice with projects in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. We have made a name for ourselves specializing in First Nations projects in remote communities while our portfolio of urban projects in Winnipeg continues to grow. Our work is characterized by strong conceptual legibility, innovation and a rigorous approach to detailing, all underpinned by the principles of useful, enduring and sustainable design. We specialize in new building design, interior renovations/alterations, and tenant-fit ups, for residential and commercial projects.

Our team is seeking a new full-time design team member.

Responsibilities and tasks may include:
• Preparing 2D CAD design and technical construction drawings (Plans, Sections, Elevations, Details)
• Preparing 3D renderings for presentation
• Performing site measurements and preparing as-built drawings
• Reviewing shop drawings
• Attending site meetings
• Preparing reports and meeting minutes
• Coordinating projects between clients, contractors, and sub-consultants
• Working alongside other team members, providing assistance as required.

Desired Skills and Experience:
• Proficient in AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, and InDesign
• Previous working experience in an architectural design firm an asset.
• Knowledge of building science and materials
• Possess professional organization and communication skills
• Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please email your CV and a short portfolio (10 pages max [5 spreads]) to office@voitec-architect.com

Deadline for applicants is October 29, 2018.

We thank all candidates for their interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Posted on October 16, 2018

Call for Entries

Calling all design students! Call for Entries: RADO Star Prize Canada 2019

The deadline for the first Canadian edition of RADO's famous Star Prize Competition in collaboration with IDS is November 9th, 2018.

RADO is looking for emerging designers with innovative ideas for using new materials paying tribute to the theme "design inspired by nature." The materials, look or design of the object should be a tribute to functional design for daily use.

Nine finalists and one winner will be selected by a specialist jury comprising IDS participants, RADO and members of the Canadian design community. The winner will receive $5,000 in prize money to fund the production of their design concept as well as a RADO True Thinline timepiece. All finalists will have the opportunity to display their concepts at IDS19. An additional "prix du public" winner, selected through online voting, will also be rewarded at the end of the show.

View our newsletter 
Link to apply
Posted on October 15, 2018

GROW OP 2019
Call for Submissions

The Gladstone Hotel's Annual Exhibition on Urbanism, Landscape and Contemporary Art

Deadline For Submissions: October 30th 2018, 11pm EST
*Updated* Exhibition Dates: March 20-24, 2019

Grow Op at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, celebrates in its seventh year in March 2019 an exhibition of art and design considering ENERGY; and cultivates ideas across a broad range of disciplines. Clean energy, dirty energy, social energy, positive energy, negative energy, climate energy, embodied energy,  resilient energy.

Do we hoard, waste, commodify, burn it, or do we store, reuse, renew it?  How humans and other species live within and without natural systems of growth, change, abundance, scarcity, decay and life.

The Gladstone invites a diversity of proposals from collaborative teams, collectives and individuals that engage with landscape, species and habitat through installation, sculpture, performance, digital media and more to create a provocative, experiential exhibition.
Posted on October 9, 2018

Public Art - Call for Submissions

Russell Manitoba is revitalizing its downtown, including replacing its iconic arches. The new arches, connecting four corners of four intersections downtown, are an opportunity to include public artwork that tells the story of our community. The artwork will be combined with digital media about the art and the story behind it. The artwork will be cut into aluminum plates attached to the arches and backlit at night. See some metal work inspiration here.

Themes to be addressed in the artwork range from cultural diversity, agriculture, community history, innovators and local heroes, and tourism and natural surroundings. Artists should choose one theme per panel and can make multiple submissions. The artwork will be cut into 10 foot tall aluminum plates that will be attached to the lower portion of the arches. Each leg of the arch will include two panels, for a total of 32 panels. In addition to the artwork, there will be digital media where visitors can find out more about the artist and the theme, using videos, photography, graphics or short stories. The panels and online storytelling elements will create an open air museum that provides testament to the area’s past, present and future.

Click here to find out how to participate in this public art opportunity.
Submission deadline is December 1, 2018. Unveiling of the artwork and digital media is planned for the summer of 2019.

Interested applicants should contact:
Marica Rowat - Community Development Officer or
Claudia Keating - Committee Member
Posted on October 9, 2018

Furniture specialist

Contemporary Office Interiors specializes in workplace furniture, ergonomic accessories and floorcovering for corporate interiors. We work closely with clients to provide options and pricing proposals choosing from a wide range of product lines. As a Furniture Specialist your job would be to participate in the promotion of our workplace philosophy including interacting with clients and providing furniture suggestions to meet a wide variety of workplace needs. We feature Herman Miller as a furniture partner.

You would be expected to attend project meetings, meet and manage client relationships and be capable of working as part of the project team. Computer skills such as Word, Excel and Power Point are essential. Being agile at learning new software is also key. It is also important to understand that passion about improving the work environment part of our creative vision. Excellent written and verbal presentation skills are critical. Please visit www.coi.bz and tell me in a cover letter what appeals to you about the opportunity.

Our team includes Interior Design support, experienced Account Managers and Operations. We have a great work environment with deep knowledge of the industry and a love for improving people’s lives at work.

We have excellent benefits and freedom to work in the way that expresses your individual vision, while promoting healthy workplace for our corporate clients.

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Swerner@coi.bz

Posted on September 17, 2018

Designer / Technician

Genuwine Cellars is the World Leader in Custom Wine Cellars. We are a design, build, install firm specializing in wine cellars for nearly 25 years for clients around the world. With a plan to drive unprecedented growth in the next three years, Genuwine is seeking exceptional and promising designers/architectural technicians that will embody our world class ethos.
As a designer/technician, you will be responsible for supporting the design, development, quoting, presentation, project management and execution of our boundary-pushing wine cellars. A working knowledge of, and experience with, Sketch Up and InDesign are required.
Candidates can apply by submitting a resume and a short portfolio of work to Brooklyn@GenuwineCellars.com.

Posted on August 24, 2018



Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture is looking for a full-time experienced horticulturalist to join our horticultural design team. The Firm specializes in high quality landscape designs with special attention to detail, service and quality.

Required Skill Set

  • A degree, diploma or certificate in horticulture, landscape architecture, or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years experience working in the field of horticultural design
  • Exceptional design skills with a portfolio of previous work
  • Keen interest in learning and exploring new ideas
  • Design adaptability in working locally and abroad, forging relationships and gathering information
  • Knowledge of, and experience designing with, drought-tolerant hardy plant species
  • Focused, well organized and detail oriented
  • Strong communication skills
  • A passionate plants person with knowledge of local nurseries, suppliers and plants
  • A team player that enjoys feedback to create an exceptional product
  • An independent worker that can multitask and work well under pressure
  • Outgoing personality that is positive and professional
  • Hand drawing and computer drafting skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Driver’s license
  • Ability to read architectural drawings

Additional Assets Include

  • Knowledge of Mac computers, Vectorworks for CAD, SketchUp and Adobe CS
  • Horticultural knowledge or experience applicable to other regions and climates
  • Knowledge of resilient and regenerative soil, agricultural and landscape/plant maintenance practices

This Position Includes but is not Limited to the Following Duties

  • Source trees and plants
  • Design and implementation of detailed planting plans
  • Client liaison
  • Identification of pests and disease, or other concerns in existing gardens
  • Reviewing maintenance, plant health and providing constructive feedback for clients and landscapers
  • Introduction of new and exciting ideas and plants into each design
  • Work with growers, nurseries, suppliers and contractors
  • Site visits for tree and plant placement

How to Apply
Qualified individuals should send their resumes, cover letters and portfolios to: info@paulsangha.com
* No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Posted on August 22, 2018


About Cover Architectural Collaborative

Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc. is an architecture firm of ten people located in Nelson, BC. Cover Architecture was started in 2012 by three partners including; Graeme Leadbeater, a founder of Group 2; Lukas Armstrong, a graduate of the EVDS Masters of Architecture program and Certified PassiveHouse Designer; and Rob Stacey, a UBC SALA graduate, originally from Nelson. We work across a broad range of scales and typologies, including health care, residential, commercial, institutional and industrial. Cover Architecture is a leader in the application of the Passivehouse low energy building standard, as well as the new Province of BC Energy Step-Code.

Job Opportunities
We welcome inquiries for both short-term contract and co-op style work terms, and are currently looking for a couple of students to begin in the fall. We have a large, light-filled, open office in downtown Nelson and offer flexible hours in a relaxed environment. Our interns and students are offered the opportunity to work on all aspects of a project from feasibility studies through construction drawings and field reviews.  

Interested Applicants should contact:
Posted on August 16, 2018










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