ARCHITECT / INTERN ARCHITECT
Not precisely you, but still interested? We will be filling more positions in the near future, and would love to talk about other opportunities. Drop us a line!
ABOUT OUR BÜRO:
We are a small - some would say ‘boutique’ - office in the heart of historic Ladner Village. Our studio has recently relocated to a mid-century bank building, freshly renovated and furnished to suit our energetic design culture.
The active projects in our studio are located throughout the Metro Vancouver region, and beyond. We see our projects as opportunities to evolve our design experience and move toward increasingly refined, contemporary, and innovative Architectural offerings in a variety of sectors.
/ our favourite software is Spotify, although we do design in Vectorworks.
/ our favourite studio design feature is the reclaimed bank vault.
/ our favourite office appliance is our Swiss espresso machine.
/ our favourite furnishing is our long workbench. a few seats are still available.
/ our favourite food is craft beer.
ABOUT THE POSITIONS:
/ We are looking for individuals with diverse skill sets to lead projects from early design, through technical development, and to completion of construction. We believe that collaboration and continuity of involvement leads to satisfied clients and co-workers!
/ You will be called on to wear many hats through the various phases of projects - responsibilities commensurate with level of eduction, experience, training, and professional status.
/ You (and everyone else) will be expected to weigh in on the other projects being discussed around the studio, with technical or design input.
/ As a Project Architect, you should be prepared to lead the design process, manage client and consultant communication, apply complex regulatory requirements, carry out project research, and take on the responsibility of guiding a team and project to success.
/ Familiarity with professional requirements is expected of both Intern Architects and registered Architects. You must currently be, or be willing and able to become, registered in the province of British Columbia as either Intern Architect AIBC or Architect AIBC.
/ We enjoy discussing challenges and ideas around the workbench, regardless of training, professional status and past experience, our open table represents our philosophy of ‘team’.
Nobody’s an expert at everything. Here are some qualifications that we value.
/ Masters of Architecture or a Professional Bachelor of Architecture, preferably accredited by the CACB.
/ If applying for a position as Architect, 2+ years of full-time experience as a registered Architect. BC experience is preferred.
/ Mixed-use, multi-family, and civic experience is an asset.
/ Our office is Apple based. If you speak Mac, that’s great. If not, we’ll teach you.
/ We primarily work in Vectorworks and Mac-based office tools.
/ Other software we use: Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, Bluebeam Revu, Evernote, and yes, even a little AutoCAD.
/ Passive House experience a plus; certification a super plus.
/ You shouldn’t be a stranger to the vast array of rules and regulations we have to work with - municipal bylaws, codes, or best practice standards.
WHY YOU'LL ENJOY WORKING HERE:
/ New Studio. Our Büro is fresh, new, inviting, and comfortable. We don’t have cubicles. We work along the workbench, in a space brightly lit by South Delta sunshine.
/ Work-life balance. We developed a relaxed yet engaging office environment, and know when it is time to leave work behind to embrace the rest of life. A variety of patio restaurants, the public pier, and some great outdoor places are close at hand, and we encourage staff to take advantage. If you have a family or a commute that requires some extra flexibility, we will work to support you.
/ Respect. We genuinely care about each other and value each other’s input, regardless of position or title. Frankly put, we enjoy an anti-asshole culture.
/ Growth. BÜRO47 is small, dynamic, and growing. It is the perfect place for you to grow and develop your career!
/ Benefits. We pay well, and offer benefits that are not limited to fixing physical health concerns. We know wellness, mental health, education, exercise, career development, mobility, and cocktails are also important.
/ Personal Expression. Our studio features a prominently displayed zone for rotating exhibits and artistic display. This zone is owned by no-one, and its use is always up for discussion and change! We look for engaged individuals who will participate in the conversation about architecture in and around our communities.
BÜRO47 is committed to inclusive principles of diversity and accessibility. We look forward to receiving applications from a wide range of awesome people! If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know!