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Hiring: Senior Architect, Intermediate Architect

Position # 1: Intermediate Architect
Position # 2: Senior Architect
Deadline to apply: January 13, 2017

About SVN
SvN is a dynamic team of architects, planners, community developers and urban designers immersed in the practical art and science of building resilient communities. We work in partnership with public and private clients and stakeholders to create visionary ideas, and find ways to render them viable. Over the past forty years, our team has helped to shape the built environment in regions, cities, and towns across Canada and around the world. We’ve revitalized industrial waterfronts, developed many new forms of affordable housing, designed resilient neighbourhoods, and promoted the economic development of both rural and urban regions.

Our firm is continually evolving and is engaged in architectural work that covers a broad range of typologies. Current projects include new multi-family housing, mixed use commercial/industrial buildings (brewery, office, event spaces), daycares, and church renovations. We offer a highly collaborative, team based environment with a collegial atmosphere that encourages design dialogue. Weekly design meetings foster a culture of critical conversation and summer drinks on the rooftop patio help bring our energetic group of people closer together. We’re looking for individuals that want to help build this model of practice.

SVN offers full health benefits, a generous professional development allowance and a group retirement savings plan. Our airy, bright suite of offices is at 110 Adelaide Street East, near the St. Lawrence market in downtown Toronto.

Position Summary
We are looking for an intermediate architect and a senior architect to join the design studio and contribute to a number of ongoing architectural projects. These positions are both design and technically focused, requiring individuals that can synthesize strong design intent with technical resolution. These positions will require the ability to work independently as well as contribute to strong teams in our collaborative office. We have a fluid approach to design that encourages input at all levels and are looking for candidates that will invest in projects with the same level of passion that we bring to our work.

Qualifications and Experience
• Professional Degree in Architecture; registration with OAA an asset;
• 4-7 years of experience (intermediate); 8+ years of experience (senior);
• Exceptional design, communication, organization and interpersonal skills;
• Solid technical understanding of building construction detailing including experience in multi-unit wood construction, mid-rise and high density residential; experience in multiple typologies an asset;
• Highly skilled in construction drawings and building code implementation;
• Excellent leadership and organizational skills
• Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and Adobe Creative Suite.

Apply by emailing your cover letter, resume and sample of work with subject line “OAA Job Posting” to careers@svn-ap.com. Deadline to apply is January 13, 2017. While we will keep all applications on file, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

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