Director of Architectural Technology – Interiors (Toronto)

A Toronto-based studio is seeking a self-starting, highly-skilled Architect or Architectural Technologist who is a forward thinker and is passionate about creative interiors. In this exciting role you will lead the firm’s technical standards and project deliverables.

As the Director of Architectural Technology, the studio will expect the successful candidate to set the highest of standards available when leading junior staff and the rest of the studio in understanding and delivering Construction Documentation (CD) and drafting best practice.

Specific Responsibilities Will Include

• Report to and support studio Principal and Creative Director through expert project management ability and technical proficiency
• Oversee and lead the Construction Documentation and Contract Administration process ensuring the highest standards are met office-wide.
• Provide oversight for the delivery of projects by working collaboratively with project teams and participate in the management of personnel
• Develop technical standards for a new practice and ensure implementation office-wide
• Bring a passion for architecture, design, and management

Qualifications

• Has project management, design, and technical expertise to lead a wide range of projects
• Proven advanced knowledge of design principles and standards
• Advanced interior architecture detailing skills
• Advanced knowledge of Construction Documentation and procedures
• Working knowledge of building systems, codes and universal design requirements
• Advanced knowledge of Contract Administration
• Advanced verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to manage and lead junior staff through a combination of direct authority and subject matter expertise
• Proven expertise in leading small to medium sized projects
• Understanding and experience with the permit process in Toronto and the surrounding areas
• Demonstrable experience with permitting agencies, either as an architect or project manager.
• A bachelor’s degree in Architecture minimum, master’s degree preferred.
• Have a minimum of 8 years of experience as Project Manager or Architectural Technologist (or any combination of these roles or equivalent)

This is an opportunity for an experienced and entrepreneurial professional to design technical standards for a new practice. This role requires that you are proficient in design rendering software specifically Revit as well as AutoCAD, possess knowledge in Architectural presentations, and are familiar with Mechanical, Electrical, and Structural building systems, permit and building codes. 

This firm is an ambitious startup focusing on interior retail and hospitality projects in Canada and the US. We invite candidates who are collaborative, have excellent listening and decision-making skills. If you’re looking to take on a leadership role with an exciting interior design start-up firm, we invite you to forward your resume to greatjobs@iklein.com.

 

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