ABOUT OUR BÜRO:
We are a boutique office in the heart of historic Ladner Village. Our studio is located in 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… or maybe the laser cutter… it’s a toss-up!
/ our favourite furnishing is our long workbench. a few seats are still available.
/ our favourite food is craft beer.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
/ We are looking for individuals with diverse skill sets and a passion for design to work on projects from testing early design concepts, to refining those ideas during design development, and into the technical documentation of the design intent. We believe that collaboration and continuity of involvement leads to satisfied clients and co-workers!
/ You will be exposed to a much, and be called on to wear many hats through the various phases of projects.
/ 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 Student Intern, you should be prepared to participate in prototyping iterative design concepts; develop schematic designs that respond to functional programmes, context, and other drivers; present concepts to the team; prepare presentation drawings/models; and similar tasks.
/ 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.
/ A degree - or in progress degree - in Architecture, Urban Design/Planning, Interior Design; preferably from a Canadian post-secondary institution.
/ 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.
/ Physical model making and digital fabrication experience.
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.
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!