Senior Architect | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Senior Architect

Figurr Architects Collective
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Do you have vision and a passion for design excellence?
Are you self-motivated?
Do you thrive in a team environment?

If you answered yes to all three, we’d love to hear from you.
Our Ottawa office is seeking a talented Senior Architect to join our team.

Figurr Architects Collective is an award-winning, team-oriented environment focused on design excellence through collaboration and individual growth.

We’re passionate about creating high-quality design projects that transform communities and positively contribute to the built environment.

If you’re looking to help lead some great projects and be challenged, contact us! Let’s see how we can build the future together.
We are a design firm with over 45 staff and a diverse portfolio of projects in locations across North America. Organized as a design studio, we are a collaborative work atmosphere working on a variety of project typologies which includes schools, cultural & community centers, commercial buildings, First Nations, aviation, affordable housing, and large mixed-use developments.
The successful candidate will help lead and contribute their outstanding skills to the design and construction of a variety of project types.  The candidate must have an excellent understanding of the design and management of architectural projects. They will work closely with the Partners, Associates, and architects in a collaborative studio environment to execute design ideas, the projects’ developments, provide mentorship and lead project teams at all phases of the projects.  This position will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to grow into a leadership role with Figurr and the office in Ottawa.


  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in design development, construction drawings, and contract administration;
  • Ability to manage projects through the early municipal planning process;
  • Thorough knowledge of building systems and detailing, to develop and coordinate contract documents and document checking;
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, and SketchUp;
  • Strong understanding of the OBC;
  • Ability to lead staff and work collaboratively in teams and on multiple projects;
  • Self-motivated, well organized, with a demonstrated passion for design excellence;
  • Bilingualism is an asset;
  • Salary is commensurate with experience. Please forward your resume, including references and a brief portfolio (pdf format);
  • The position is within our Ottawa Studio but will also accommodate hybrid work opportunities.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • As part of a larger team, work directly with Partners or Associates or lead various large-scale projects;
  • Manages design process for the entire project, including a leader with our internal team and interface with outside consultants;
  • Manages other design and technical team members during the implementation of design to ensure clarity and quality of concept is maintained through detail level;
  • Contribute to the successful development of the projects’ BIM model to ensure quality in design and technical resolution;
  • Monitors project budget and schedule related to design team efforts;
  • The successful candidate will work on various project types and at various scales as a member of larger teams and as the lead on smaller-scale projects;
  • Please provide Resume and digital copy of Portfolio in PDF format to:

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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