Senior & Intermediate Architects - Regenerative Practice

Architecture · Toronto, Ontario
Department Architecture
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Position Summary


SvN Architects + Planners is looking for senior and intermediate architects with a focus on sustainable design. This position is both design and technically focused, requiring individuals who can synthesize technical knowledge and analysis with strong design intent, preferably with experience in environmental and carbon analysis, for a number of unique architectural projects.

 

Critical thinking is at the core of our approach to design. We encourage design 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:


  • 5+ years of experience in architecture or sustainability consulting;
  • Experience with LEED, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, WELL, Fitwel, and/or Zero Carbon Building Standard;
  • Have a sustainability credential or interest in obtaining accreditation in one or more of the above standards/frameworks;
  • Experience with Toronto Green Standard, ASHRAE, NECB;
  • Experience with embodied carbon and whole building Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) is an asset;
  • Exceptional design, communication, organization and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong with Revit and/or Rhino, as well as environmental design software for solar, daylight and or energy analysis;
  • Technical understanding of building construction detailing including experience in mid-rise and high-rise mixed-use buildings an asset;
  • Project management experience an asset.

Competencies:


  • Exceptional design skills – generating creative and innovative solutions to problems;
  • Excellent and organizational skills including planning, organizing, scheduling in an efficient productive manner with focus on key priorities;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about the work;
  • Effective communicator: articulate and patient;
  • A self-starter who is able to work independently.

 

Why Choose SvN?

 

SvN is one of Canada’s premier integrated design firms with a multidisciplinary team of architects, planners, urban designers and landscape architects engaged with the dynamic social, economic and environmental forces that define and govern where we live and work. We provide solutions focused on the urgent transition of the built environment into an equitable and low carbon world.

We are committed to engaging with projects that put people, the planet and local economies at the forefront of design. We believe the multiple crises we face today are fundamentally design challenges. We are unique in providing design-intensive services and believe that ideas and expertise together with optimism and generosity can help make a better world.

 

Since our original inception over 40 years ago, we continue to shape the built environment in regions, cities, and towns across Canada and worldwide. With offices in Toronto, Vancouver and in Mexico City (known as SvNMX), we’ve revitalized industrial waterfronts, developed many new forms of affordable housing, designed resilient neighbourhoods, and promoted rural and urban economic development.

What we have to offer you:


SvN offers a competitive salary, full health and dental benefits, including a Health Spending Account, a generous Professional Development Allowance, as well as a Group Retirement Savings Plan with a matching component.

 

Now for the fun part! We work hard but play hard too! SvN holds many social events throughout the year. From community building retreats to ski days, to park meet-ups and summer / holiday parties. We also hold weekly forums, design workshops, book clubs and yoga classes for all staff to learn, socialize, get involved and stay healthy – mentally, emotionally and physically. In addition to much-deserved vacation time, we offer flex time, a generous amount of sick time and personal days, extended weekends in the summer months, and if that wasn’t enough, our studio closes during the holidays in December so you can spend quality time with your family and friends!

 

 

Post COVID-19 Protocols:

 

During the Covid-19 pandemic our studio transitioned to a virtual work environment. While many are now back working in the studio, SvN continues to embrace the new hybrid work environment and the flexibility it provides. For those working in the studio, SvN has implemented Robin, a web- and mobile app-based hybrid workplace platform that offers a seamless employee experience in finding the desk or meeting space they need, while avoiding conflicts.


How Do I Apply?

 

Candidates may apply through our Bamboo HR platform. The link can be found here


Please attach or send a link for a portfolio of your work. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to present your portfolio.


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
    Architecture
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced