Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Senior Architect

Fri, 2019-05-31 14:31 -- francesmartindi...
Q4 Architects Inc.
Job Description: 

Q4A is looking to expand our team and require an Architect with a minimum of 7-10 years of experience to run and manage current and future projects for our clients. The successful candidate will work on a variety of projects with the majority being in residential design of mid- and high-rise buildings.

- Must have residential experience and demonstrated expertise in wood framed structures and other structural components, including both lightweight and structural steel, as well as concrete

- Licensed to practice architecture in Ontario

- Must have extensive project management experience

- Experienced in and capable of delivering both design and working drawings

- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

- Highly motivated with superb interpersonal and leadership skills

- Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work with constantly changing priorities

- Has established connections in the Toronto architecture/design community and is interested in attending events and developing Q4A's brand

- Must be able to create a complex building design from initial planning and Schematic Design through Construction Administration

- Works with clients to gather facts, defines design and space planning problems, conceptualize possible solutions and secure approvals of proposals

- Reviews product literature, analyzes materials and determines appropriateness for application to projects

- Develops conceptual design documents, including master planning, preliminary design, and development, architectural, interior design and space planning solutions

- Is comfortable dealing with multiple stakeholders (municipal authorities, planners, engineers, and contractors, etc.)

- Leads contract administration process and works with stakeholders to ensure that the appropriate hand-offs take place, to ensure that the design intent is followed through to the completion of construction

- Performs full coordination of sub-consultants

- Is proficient in communicating graphically, ideas in design and making drawings primarily in Revit

- Designs projects and review architectural or engineering plans, specifications and contract documents to ensure compliance with government codes, laws, and regulations

- Advises Subcontractors on the interpretation of building plans and, recommends changes when necessary

- Prepares and reviews preliminary designs, working drawings, specifications and cost estimates related to the project

- Researches literature and maintain knowledge of current building materials, structural, mechanical and electrical system codes and methods of application

- Reviews Subcontractor's shop drawings to ensure compliance with specifications and contract agreements by checking them for technical accuracy according to accepted guidelines

- Performs design drafting including preliminary drawings, working drawings and full detail drawings for architectural works associated with building construction or improvement projects

- Is technically knowledgeable and up to date with current building science and architectural detailing

- Professional degree in architecture: B.Arch or M.Arch (Preferred)

- LEED Accreditation (Preferred)

- Architectural Design & Design Development: 10 years (Required)

- Project Management: 10 years (Required)

- Based on experience

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2171 Avenue Rd. Suite 302 Toronto M5M 4B4
Years of Experience: 
Auto-CAD: Advanced
Revit: Advanced
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English: Fluent
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