CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Senior  Architect

Hicks Design Studio – Oakville, ON

 

Posted: 2020-01-14

 

Hicks Design Studio is a testament to both the impeccable vision and masterful skills of our firm’s founder, William Hicks, and our successful predecessor firm, the Hicks Partnership. We are a collective of passionate, experienced and skilled design professionals, dedicated to our craft of producing creative, compelling and authentic architectural solutions. We strive for excellence in every step of the process, from initial meetings and concepts through to construction and, ultimately, a successful realization of our client’s vision. Furthermore, our ability to expertly guide and gain approvals in an increasingly complex regulatory environment is a valuable resource we offer our clients.

Opportunity:

We are currently seeking a senior Architect with 10 years’ experience in design in a Canadian architectural office. The ideal candidate will have been involved in multi-unit projects and have some experience in the hospitality area. This position deals directly with clients, so the ability to understand and interpret their wishes is paramount. A drive to succeed, strong technical and design skills, a professional approach and positive outlook will ensure success with our firm.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

  • Design - Assist in design development and concept drawings

 

  • Project management – see the project through from initial client contact to the site plan approval, supporting the technical staff as required.  Work on multiple projects, with tight deadlines, while prioritizing, collaborating, and communicating clearly with all parties involved

  • Coordinating with clients, consultants, and the various municipalities and conservation authorities to facilitate successful permit application

  • Client Development – work with the partners in the firm to develop new projects and source new client opportunities

 

Qualifications:

 

  • At least 10 years’ working experience with multiunit residential and commercial/hospitality design, construction drawings, coordination, approvals and permit submissions and familiarity with the Ontario Building Code.

  • Membership in the OAA

  • Strong design ability, with strong free-hand sketch skills

  • Ability to interpret and coordinate work of consultant disciplines including civil, structural, mechanical and electrical, landscape, interior design

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit

  • Strong knowledge of construction methodologies, building assemblies, materials application and interpretation of manufacturers' requirements

  • Excellent communication skills (primarily in English)

  • Ability to work efficiently and with accuracy as part of both a collaborative team and individually

  • LEED accreditation is an asset

 

Required Education:

  • Degree in Architecture or equivalent masters program

 

If interested please forward a copy of your resume and portfolio to yvonne@hicksdesignstudio.ca. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Please, no phone calls or drop-ins.

Architectural Drafting Technologist

Hicks Design Studio – Oakville, ON

Posted 2019-08-21

Opportunity:

We are currently seeking an Architectural Drafting Technologist with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in drafting design in a Canadian architectural office. The ideal candidate has strong technical skills, a professional approach, and a positive outlook.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Produce CAD drawings from preliminary concepts including the required drafting and specifications

  • Prepare schematic plans, designs and construction drawings for architectural projects while applying knowledge of design, building materials, and assemblies

  • Analyze architectural plans, drawings and make amendments using AutoCAD

  • Prepare and produce presentation-quality drawings

  • Refer completed designs and specifications to superiors for review, alterations, and approval

  • Apply architectural concepts, building code, zoning requirements to develop architectural design documents

  • Work on multiple projects, with tight deadlines, while prioritizing, collaborating, and communicating clearly with all parties involved

 

Qualification:

  • At least 3-5 years working experience with residential construction drawings, coordination, approvals and permit submissions and Ontario Building Code.

  • Ability to interpret and coordinate work of consultant disciplines including civil, structural, mechanical and electrical, landscape, interior design

  • Speed and accuracy in AutoCAD is a MUST

  • Strong knowledge of construction methodologies, building assemblies, materials application and interpretation of manufacturers' requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

  • Ability to work efficiently and with accuracy as part of both a collaborative team and individually

  • Proficient in other required software such as Adobe Suite, Windows, Office, and Internet

  • Modeling and rendering capabilities, membership in the OAA, LEED accreditation would be considered assets

 

Required Education:

  • Architectural degree or diploma in Architectural Technology or equivalent program

 

If interested please forward a copy of your resume and portfolio to yvonne@hicksdesignstudio.ca. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Please no phone calls or drop ins.