At NORR, our residential portfolio spans decades and project types. We design multi-family buildings and spaces that help to establish smart cities and resilient neighborhoods, with a focus on walkable communities, certified healthy buildings and carbon reduction strategies. Optimizing square footage and managing space standards is at the core of our designs. Our dedicated team leverages a knowledge base of program metrics that covers the spectrum of integrated developments (transit-oriented and community-focused), low-, mid- and high-rise apartments, adaptive reuse, townhomes, attainable housing and senior living.
As a Designer, you will work with other members of the design team in order to develop design solutions appropriate to the context, budget and aesthetic requirements of architectural projects. You will collaborate with other professional disciplines and have opportunities to coordinate the design through all phases of the project.
Duties and Responsibilities
Compiles information from reports and published documents; evaluates and analyzes the information to understand broad requirements of project
Develops architectural designs, to ensure an exemplary solution is delivered that meets quality parameters, project timelines and budgetary requirements
Coordinates design intent with other disciplines
Integrates engineering requirements, site surveys and field review information, adhering to applicable codes and jurisdictional requirements
Prepares design reports, drawings and models following office standards
Performs site visitations to determine compliance with construction documents; identifies any deviations and liaises with owner and contactor to resolve issues in a timely manner
Reviews project products, services, and shop drawings to ensure adherence to project documents, relevant jurisdictional codes and corporate quality controls
Experience in all phases of the project cycle is required
Architectural design software skills including Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, PhotoShop, and other architectural design software
Familiarity with MEP and Structural building systems and building codes is required
Have successfully completed related post-secondary education
Registered with a relevant professional architectural association is an asset
NORR is an employee-owned global architecture and engineering firm. Our multi-disciplinary team of 800 professionals is active in 12 market sectors across Canada, the US, UK and UAE. We believe the ultimate success of any project is driven by people. It involves a team of highly passionate and skilled designers working towards a unified goal, drawing on the integrated thinking of colleagues, partners and clients. Our collaborative approach results in design solutions and programs that are holistic and make our clients successful. With an 85-year history, we continue to build on our deep experience to advance design through technology, sustainable practices and the pursuit of excellence.