Intern Architect/Architect (Highrise Architecture)

IBI Group - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Company Description

We are a global team of dedicated and experienced architects, engineers, planners, designers and technology professionals who share a common desire – to help our clients create livable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments.

From high-rises to industrial buildings, schools to state-of-the-art hospitals, transit stations to highways, airports to toll systems, bike lanes to parks, we design every aspect of a truly integrated city for people to live, work, and play.

Our collaborative and combined approach focuses not only on creating the best solutions today, but also determining the right solutions for tomorrow. We believe cities in the future must be designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and a human touch.

At IBI, we’re defining the cities of tomorrow.

Our values:
Integrity – We do what is right.
Partnerships – We work together.
Excellence – We pursue design excellence.
Innovation – We embrace ingenuity.
Community – We build community.

Job Description

Here's how we work:
Join one of the largest architectural firms in the world, while retaining the chance to work in a boutique style team on some of the highest profile jobs in Toronto.

We are currently looking for an intermediate Intern Architect or Architect to join our Toronto practice to work with our high-rise residential and institutional projects.

The successful candidate will ideally offer experience being involved in projects end to end along with strong production side experience (working drawings) – this will be imperative. You will have hands-on experience with detailed drawings, strong ability to project manage/coordinate along with strong interpersonal skills to further develop relationships with clients and other consultants. Furthermore, you will be someone who has a keen eye for detail, a strong critical thinker, and someone who enjoys tackling new challenges and opportunities. This role will also be involved in design development.

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Most of the things you'll work on:
Prepare working drawings for all projects
Responsible for the creation of technical content to the highest standard of excellence while ensuring the design intent is consistently maintained throughout the project
You will work closely with the Project Manager to coordinate with other staff members as well as coordinating all aspects of the project with the Mechanical, Electrical and Structural consultants
Mentor technicians and help resolve difficult operating tasks or drawing production problems
Keeping up to date on construction practices, products, codes and technology
Work with Contract Administration Department in processing project Shop Drawings and administrative paperwork.


You'll Need to Have:
Minimum University Degree in Architecture
4-6 years of related experience
MUST have hands-on experience with AutoCAD; Revit experience is an asset
MUST have high proficiency in developing architectural drawing packages and knowledgeable with detailing is expected
MUST know OBC (Ontario Building Code)
Current OAA member as an Intern Architect or Architect
Prior high-rise residential experience is an asset
MUST have strong communication skills – both written and verbal
Strong project coordination experience and ability to manage competing deadlines
Strong ability to work within a team environment and be able to take instruction
A great roll-up-you-sleeves attitude where no task is too big nor too small, great critical thinking skills with an ability to think outside the box and pose intelligent and thought-provoking questions when necessary.
All applicants MUST submit a portfolio with their resume; include examples of your hands-on experience with developing working drawings and detailed drawings.

Additional Information

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

As part of IBI Group's selection process, candidates may be requested to consent to background checks relevant to the role under consideration for, prior to receiving a job offer. These could include: work references, education and credential confirmation, employment verification, identity check, credit report, criminal offence and driver’s license record. #IBI