careers

Intermediate Interior Designer

Our firm is seeking an Intermediate Interior Designer with a minimum 5 years experience leading and designing a variety of commercial, multi-storey residential, hospitality and retail projects.

The successful candidate will work closely with our clients and the senior staff. They will be involved in all aspects of projects and therefore should be an excellent generalist in all areas of design and construction processes. This will include client meetings, presentations, preparation of contract documents, selecting finishes, space planning, design development, production of drawing + specification packages, FF+E proposals, budget development, project coordination, contract administration, and business development. ABA is a multi-disciplinary office environment and strongly encourages versatility, flexibility and collaboration in our approach to creating successful spaces for our clients.

Responsibilities

  • Meet with clients to gather planning information and analyze the clients’ needs and goals
  • Collaborate in the development of the design and the project with input from the Principal and/or Senior Designer
  • Assist with development of concept design through planning, sketching and rendering
  • Acquire and coordinate samples
  • Formulate design direction
  • Review and implement design specifications, assist in any information the Spec writer may require
  • Coordinate with outside project consultants
  • Develop and coordinate a complete drawing package
  • Direct the Construction Administration process
  • Attend site meetings, prepare site reviews and reports
  • Review shop drawings and submittals
  • Coordinate and review all internal and external team members work

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience leading and designing a variety of retail, hospitality, multi-storey residential and commercial projects
  • Bachelor’s Degree or other form of recognized Interior Design program
  • Eligibility, or ability to register with ARIDO
  • Knowledge of Ontario building Code, standard construction practices, building structure, systems and operations
  • Advanced computer skills in AutoCAD 2010-2017, Microsoft Office, Adobe CS, Revit, Photoshop, InDesign, SketchUp and or hand rendering

Desired Skills

  • Strong Leadership skills, comfortable interacting and communicating with a range of people
  • Strong & uncompromising ability to drive work to ensure deadlines are met
  • Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work in an environment with constantly changing priorities
  • Attention to detail and a strong understanding of construction processes and methods
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills based on experience, and able to make decisions in a timely manner and in the company’s best interest
  • Focus on continuous improvement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized individual with excellent time management skills

Intermediate Architectural Draftsperson

Our Firm is seeking a highly intelligent and very personable individual to assume the responsibility of an Intermediate Architectural Draftsperson. The ideal candidate is highly knowledgeable and skilled in producing Architectural Working Drawings, preferably having experience related to a wide variety of building types. The candidate must be proficient in REVIT to be considered. The responsibilities of the Intermediate Architectural Draftsperson will include but are not limited to:

  • Identify Program requirements
  • Identify all Project constraints ie. Zoning, existing conditions, OBC restrictions
  • Prepare preliminary building layouts
  • Attend Meetings, record and prepare meeting minutes
  • Preparation of Architectural design drawings
  • OBC review
  • Coordination with all consultants
  • Prepare presentation material
  • Attend meetings, record and prepare meeting minutes
  • Preparation of Architectural working drawings (either independently or as part of a larger team)
  • OBC review
  • Coordination with all consultants
  • Tender Administration
  • As directed by PC/PM on file - attend site meetings, prepare site reviews and reports, take minutes
  • Shop drawing review and circulation
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with Clients, Contractors and Consultants
  • Report to PC or PM throughout the Project
  • Liaise with Site planning and coordinates with senior staff on the file
  • Maintain project file to ABA Standards
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or Engineering or College Diploma in Construction and Engineering Technology
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience is required for this position
  • Good knowledge of Ontario Building Code, standard construction practices
  • Computer skills in REVIT, AutoCAD 2010-2016, Microsoft Project, Word and Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Sketch-up, Photoshop

Desired Skills:

  • Strong & uncompromising ability to drive work to ensure deadlines are met
  • Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work in an environment with constantly changing priorities
  • Attention to detail and a strong understanding of construction processes and methods.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills based on experience, and able to make decisions in a timely manner and in the company’s best interest
  • Focus on continuous improvement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized individual with excellent time management skills

Intern Architect

Our Firm is seeking an intelligent and personable individual to assume the responsibility of an Intern Architect. The Intern Architect is a role focused on preparing architectural designs and documents for a wide variety of building types. The Intern Architect must deal with a number of projects at any given time. As each project is unique, the Intern Architect must possess strong organizational skills to deal with differing scopes and schedules at the same time. The responsibilities of the Intern Architect will include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Client to establish terms of reference, initiate programmatic and schematic design
  • Work with Site planners to determine all project site plan related constraints
  • Development of conceptual architectural plans and diagrams via commencement of the project design brief template
  • Responsible for the presentation graphics for presentations, 3D renderings, sketches etc
  • Prepare preliminary building layouts
  • Preparation of architectural working drawings (either independently or as part of a larger team)
  • Review of construction drawings to ensure design integrity
  • Drawing and Specification coordination and /or preparation
  • Attend site meetings, prepare site reviews and reports, take minutes
  • Shop drawing review and circulation under supervision of the Project Architect or Project Manager
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with Clients, Contractors, Consultants, Authorities Having Jurisdiction
  • Site reviews

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Architecture
  • Registered in good standing with the OAA as an Intern Architect
  • Minimum 4 years relevant work experience is required for this position
  • Good knowledge of Ontario Building Code, standard construction practices
  • Proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD 2010-2017, Microsoft Project, Word and Excel, Microsoft Outlook

Desired Skills

  • Good leadership skills, comfortable interacting and communicating with a range of people
  • Uncompromising ability to drive work to ensure deadlines are met
  • Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work in an environment with constantly changing priorities
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills based on experience, and able to make decisions in a timely manner and in the company’s best interest
  • Able to work with Project Manager/Supervisor to keep projects on budget
  • Excellent time management skills

ABA Architects Inc. encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should provide resume and references to resumes@abarchitect.ca.

ABA Architects Inc. has a great record of accommodating persons with disabilities. Contact Human Resources at  office@abarchitect.ca  or 519-884-2711 if you need accommodation at any stage of the applications process or want more information on our accommodation policies.