Architecture49 is a growing firm with promising career opportunities for talented people. Our offices, situated from coast to coast across Canada, house a diverse and accomplished group of architects, interior designers, technologists, landscape architects, and support staff, and we are always looking for new people to enrich our team.
At A49, we foster friendly, open working environments where employees can thrive on congenial collaboration. We seek meaningful projects where we can build on our focused expertise and impact the communities in which we work. We strive to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues. We recognize the quality, motivation and commitment of our employees and celebrate their achievements.
Our offices have strong regional legacies, yet we are also a forward-thinking national firm focused on creativity, initiative, quality, sustainability and social responsibility. That sense of social responsibility extends to our employees and our commitment to their well-being and success. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, as well as a share purchase program and RRSP matching program. We value work-life balance and support various fitness and social initiatives. Professionally, we value our employees’ contributions and invest in their future, supporting continuous learning to help them develop their skills and expertise as they build and evolve their careers with us.
Architecture49Inc. is currently seeking a Regional Architectural Lead to work from our Vancouver office. This position will focus on Transportation projects and be responsible for the following:
Serve as lead Transportation Architect in the Western Canada Region and be part of the office leadership team;
Work with the Managing Principal and national Transportation Leader to create a long-term strategic plan to develop and meet market and target client goals;
Assume leadership of our existing body of work with strong clients and a team of talented architects working on transportation projects;
Validate that designs and deliverables conform to guidelines, code requirements and other regulations;
Advise team members on design and/or technical solutions specific to the project types;
Attend design team meetings; and
Attend project sites for construction observation.
A degree or diploma in architecture and/or building technology from an accredited institution;
Must be a Registered Architect with the AIBC, or eligible to be registered in the province of British Columbia;
10+ years of experience in transportation architecture;
Strong transportation experience in Western Canada, especially British Columbia;
Experience with multiple delivery models including design-build, P3, and design-bid-build;
Experience as an account or client manager, including financial management;
Strong listener, genuinely interested in people, and able to build followership among teammates and clients, alike;
Track record of developing new business and relationships with a variety of clients who may own, operate, develop, construct and lead transportation projects;
Collaborative work style, always looking for a more effective way to do things;
Great communicator – verbally and in written form;
Good mentor – colleagues feel that you have their best interests at heart;
An extensive background in transportation planning and design;
Resourceful and creative problem solver, motivated and energetic;
Interested in the drivers and ideas impacting the current and future transportation industry; and
Has fun at work.
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Architecture49 boasts a history spanning over half a century of profoundly significant contributions to cities and communities across Canada and beyond. Our people share a depth of experience in designing award winning, high-profile projects around the globe. Together, we create inspiring spaces that elevate the health, social vitality and sustainability of our communities.
We believe that our communities are enriched by a broader, more enlivened collaboration between clients, builders, architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and urban planners. We believe in the strength of a multi-disciplinary view and in the ability to shape urban infrastructure to Canadian principals of honesty, diversity, practicality and regionalism.
From coast to coast, we navigate a broad spectrum of urban and rural contexts. Some cities enjoy a wealth of heritage properties, and benefit from a mindful approach to blending contemporary glass with two-hundred-year-old stonework. Other regions experience extreme weather that requires local expertise to craft gathering places which are built to withstand those conditions with longevity and relevance. Architecture49 responds to the... unique character of the various regions, while maintaining a consistent vision of collaboration, quality, and creative design.