Architect, Architectural Designer or Technician

Mon, 2020-05-25 14:01 -- alisonstrickland
Job Description: 

Designing the Story of Your Space

Narratif is a boutique architectural design brand that focuses exclusively on custom residential design. We help our clients translate their dreams and aspirations into homes that inspire them to live their best lives.

Every building holds a narrative, the story of the house and those who live in it. Finding that story and bringing it to life lies at the heart of our work.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an Intermediate/Senior Architect, Architectural Designer or Technician to join our dynamic and growing team of professionals designing transformative space. We are looking for someone warm, easy to connect with and with a strong team oriented and growth mindset - egos need not apply. The successful candidate will help personify our brand and be committed to delivering unparalleled client experiences. They will have a passion for architecture and design with a natural sense of proportion and understanding of detail. They will operate with the highest standards, have a sense of humour and being able to maintain a calm and unflappable manner even under stress. They will also have the ability to work from home as necessary. Finally, they will be impeccably organized and efficient with the ability to work on multiple active projects at the same time and are confident working independently.

Who You Are
• Passionate about architecture and design
• OAA licensed Architect or Intern Architect -B.Arch, M.Arch, Licensed Technologist OAAAS, M.A.A.T.O. or graduate of Architectural Technology program at a post-secondary institution recognized by the Province of Ontario
• Fully proficient in the use of AutoCAD, Revit or ArchiCAD
• Experienced Mac platform user
• Excellent technical, design and visual presentation skills
• Detail oriented with an eye for precision
• Excellent ability to manage project budgets, personal time commitments as well as team resources
• Working knowledge of local zoning by-laws, as well as the OBC (Part 9)
• Clear and confident written and verbal communication skills in English
• Experience in custom North American residential design vernacular and construction methods
• Have a valid drivers license and your own vehicle

What You Will Be Doing
• Working out pre-design site constraints (zoning, heritage, conservation, site plan, etc)
• Developing and preparing schematic and preliminary working drawings from design concept sketches
• Developing additional schematic design concepts
• Preparing 3-D designs and presentation materials
• Developing full working drawings sets for permit review
• Co-ordinating submission forms and documentation for permit applications
• Managing drafting sub-contractors
• Developing exterior construction detail packages
• Developing architectural interior elevations and construction details
• Developing reflected ceiling plans/electrical drawings
• Co-ordinating consultants' drawings and schedules
• Reviewing shop drawings (e.g. trusses, windows, steel, millwork, etc.)
• Managing all aspects of client relationship including all communications and meetings (e.g. phone calls, emails) clients
• Managing all aspects of site relationship including site review and ongoing communications with contractors
• Researching innovative construction products for custom finishes
• Occasionally assisting with measure-ups and block-outs of existing buildings
• Participating in occasional presentations to Committee of Adjustment, and/or Heritage Committee
• Assisting/mentoring junior colleagues
• Raising the bar for customer experience, efficiency, profitability

The Essentials
• Eloquently composes and delivers clear, concise, and crisp messages to a variety of audiences
• Is naturally curious and thinks imaginatively and unconventionally to innovate or to develop alternative approaches to a particular task or problem betterment
• Operates with a continual interest in what’s going on around them and demonstrates a willingness and openness to pitch in and help where and when needed, even if it means adjusting their own priorities.
• Holds themselves to the highest levels of integrity, honesty and transparency at all times
• Without being prompted, understands what is needed to deliver excellence in a dynamic environment and moves toward that goal with deliberate and concise actions.
• Builds a solid foundation of common understanding and deep rapport with clients to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience

Why Narratif
Narratif believes that everyone should experience the joy of coming home each day to a beautiful home. We create spaces that are a shelter for body and soul, a congruent place for sanctity and vitality, providing refuge, grounding, healing and re-energization for each member of the family. You will help translate this vision into a reality for our clients.

Narratif is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage application for all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the human rights code throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise us of your accommodation needs and we will ensure they are respected throughout the process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Join us and share our commitment to turning dreams into reality.

To Apply:
Please submit a resume tailored to this job advertisement, describing what your past job position and duties, as well as a PDF portfolio of your recent work from the last 4-6 years to Please include reference to the specific position title in the subject line of your email. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We're looking forward to hearing from you.

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Oakville, ON
Auto-CAD: Expert
Revit: Expert
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