Student Architectural Designer (Sept - Dec 2021)

Architecture · Toronto, Ontario
Department Architecture
Employment Type Contract - Student
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Our core beliefs: Listen first. Think critically. Consider everything. DYFB. Be human.

SVN Architects + Planners is looking for top architecture students to work elbow-to-elbow with our urban designers, architects, landscape architects and planners on a variety of interesting and challenging projects. If you have two+ work terms under your belt and would like to participate in all aspects of the business in an exciting multidisciplinary setting, we look forward to reviewing your application.
About SVN Architects + Planners: Focusing on housing, mobility and a wide variety of urban design and transit projects, SVN draws on the experience of over 90 architects, designers, planners and technologists. Over the past forty years, our team has helped to shape regions, cities and neighbourhoods across Canada and around the world. We've revitalized industrial waterfronts, developed new forms of affordable housing, designed resilient neighbourhoods, and promoted the economic development of both rural and urban regions.
We focus on these sectors, but please visit our website at to find out more about us and the work we do prior to submitting your application:
- Transit-Oriented Plans
- Streets + Public Spaces
- Master Plans
- Multi-Unit Residential
- Institutional/Commercial
- Small Residential
- Places of Worship

Job Responsibilities

During their terms, Co-op Students are integral members of teams, responsible for project segments including design documentation, rendering/other visualization mapping and diagramming, physical modelling, proposal development/marketing, and contributions to client consultations. While Co-op Students work closely with principals and associates, they also learn to make responsible decisions and solve problems independently. We strive to ensure that each student grows personally and professionally while with our firm. We consistently get high ratings from students who work with us.

Required Skills

- Currently enrolled in an architecture or urban design program;

- Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Rhino, Revit, Adobe CS5 Suite, MS Office Suite - hand sketching is also an asset;

- Two or more work terms completed, portfolio available to share with us;

- Able to adapt to a wide range of design scales from small residential to large master plans;

- A flexible and open attitude towards stretching the norms of work in an architecture firm - we want your new ideas!

- Self-motivated and able to take responsibility;

- Enjoy working in a friendly, supportive and fun environment.

Compensation and Benefits

SvN offers a competitive salary, 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, although working from home would be required at this point. (We'll equip you!)


While we thank all applicants for their interest, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.


As an employer committed to employment equity, SvN encourages applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. We encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their cover letter in their application.

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Contract - Student
  • Minimum Experience