Intermediate Architect – Health Care | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Intermediate Architect – Health Care

DYS Architecture
Job Description: 

Our Firm

Driven by a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility, dys architecture has been making a positive impact on people and communities since 1982. We are well-known for our advances in affordable housing, health care, passive house and managing complex multi-use projects. We are also heavily involved in the master planning of large-scale communities and projects.

Our office is in Vancouver’s Armory District, just a 10-minute walk to Granville Island and Kits Beach. 

We are driven by core-values, which means we approach life and work with a deep sense of purpose.

dys architecture is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity. We are committed to an inclusive environment for all, free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Position

The ideal Intermediate / Senior Architect is organized, works well with large teams and good with documentation. He/she should be well-rounded, able to handle design, co-ordinate with client and consultants and manage the projects through design development, building permit, working drawings, tender, contract administration and construction completion.

Your Knowledge, Skills & Experience

• Architectural degree from an accredited program.
• Minimum 5-10 years’ experience with interest in collaborative design and problem solving
• Preferably with Healthcare Project Experience or interested in doing Healthcare projects.  Familiarity with CSA Z8000.18 Canadian Health Care Facilities would be an asset
• Proficient in Revit, particularly skilled in:
o Understanding of Revit project & shared parameters
o Developing & Executing BIM PEP/Standards
o Creating & auditing Revit families, Room Data sheets & Schedules
o Clash Review & Revit troubleshooting
• Familiarity/Proficiency with BIM360, CTC Express and Avail would be ideal
• Experience in all phases of design with the ability to see a project through from schematic design through to working drawings and completion of construction.
• Strong understanding of building technology, mechanical and electrical infrastructure
• Able to co-ordinate with consultants, contractors and authorities having jurisdiction; self-directed and able to lead project teams to resolve design issues and develop drawing packages
• Understanding of BC Building Code and local by-laws.

Core Competencies
• Trustworthy with ability to build professional, positive relationships within all levels of a business.
• Self-motivated, confident and emotionally intelligent person
• Strong team player
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; people know what you want, what you mean, or what you’re asking for.
• Resourceful, flexible and adaptable to changing demands and priorities.
• Willing to share and contribute without an ego getting in the way of doing the right thing.


Please submit your resume with cover letter, references and examples of your work to:

Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview – thank you for your interest in joining our firm.

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Years of Experience: 
3D design and multi-discipline coordination: Intermediate
Ability and desire to contribute to design discussion: Intermediate
Ability to see project from design inception to completion of construction and follow up: Intermediate
Ability to work closely and collaboratively with team members to develop and deliver well communicated design ideas during all phases of one or more projects: Advanced
AutoCAD: Advanced
BIM (Revit): Advanced
Bluebeam: Basic
Building Code knowledge and understanding: Intermediate
Knowledge of construction methods and materials: Intermediate
Knowledge of finish materials and processes: Intermediate
Knowledge of production of construction documentation: Intermediate
Microsoft Office Suite: Intermediate
Proficient in AutoCAD, Revit and SketchUp: Intermediate
Quality driven in all aspects of work: drawing, presentation, construction documents and site administration: Intermediate
Registered or have the ability to register under AIBC: Intermediate
Skills and Experience: • Professional degree in Architecture. • Must have a minimum 5 years of architectural experience. • Must have proficiency in REVIT. • Experience in the preparation of construction drawings and specifications. • Knowledge of building: Intermediate
Your Knowledge, Skills & Experience • Architectural degree from an accredited program. • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience with interest in collaborative design and problem solving • Preferably with Healthcare Project Experience or interested in doing Healt: Intermediate
Required Degree Level: