Description

Q4 Architects is looking for a Senior Architect to add to our Toronto studio. If you are talented, enthusiastic, creative, enjoy working in teams and have a passion for architecture, Q4 Architects wants to get to know you.

Our ideal candidate is a Senior Architect with a minimum of 7-10 years of experience who will run and manage current and future projects for our clients. The successful candidate will work on a variety of projects through all phases with the majority being in residential design of mid- and high-rise buildings.

Qualifications

  • Residential experience preferred and must demonstrate expertise in wood framed structures and other structural components, including both lightweight and structural steel, as well as concrete in situ.
  • Licensed to practice architecture in Ontario an asset.
  • Experienced in and capable of delivering both design, design development, SPA documents, and working drawings.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Highly motivated with superb interpersonal and leadership skills. Offer our repeat clients responsive solutions to their demands and needs.
  • 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.

Responsibilities

  • Must be able to create a complex architectural building design from initial planning and Schematic Design through Construction Administration ensuring the design intent is followed through to the completion of construction. Also provide design solutions for master planning, interior, and space planning.
  • Develop a functional program: work with clients to gather facts, define design and space planning problems, conceptualize possible solutions and secure approvals of proposals
  • Deal with multiple stakeholders and clients (municipal authorities, planners, engineers, and contractors, etc.).Is comfortable dealing with multiple stakeholders (municipal authorities, planners, engineers and contractors, etc.)
  • Perform full coordination and review of sub-consultants’ information and recommend any necessary revisions.  Performs full coordination of sub-consultants
  • Proficient in communicating graphically, ideas in design and making drawings primarily in Revit.
  • Design projects and review architectural or engineering plans, specifications and contract documents to ensure compliance with government codes, laws, and regulations.
  • Prepare and review designs, working drawings, specifications and cost estimates related to the project at each stage. 
  •  Research literature and maintain knowledge of current building materials, structural, mechanical and electrical system codes and methods of application.
  • Review Subcontractor's shop drawings to ensure compliance with specifications and contract agreements by checking them for technical accuracy according to accepted guidelines.
  • Technically knowledgeable and up to date with current building science and architectural detailing.

Education

  • Professional degree in architecture: B.Arch or M.Arch (Preferred)
  • LEED Accreditation (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Architectural Design & Design Development: 7-10 years (Required)
  • Project Management: 7-10 years (Required)

Please email resume and portfolio in PDF format to: careers@q4architects.com and with the subject line: Senior Architect Position. Only emailed resumes and portfolios will be reviewed – no hard copies please and no telephone inquiries.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only be contacting those selected for an interview.