Architect, Public Buildings
Toronto, ON
3d ago

Disclaimer : Please note that the estimated pay range that is provided on various social media sites may not be representative of NORR's range for this position.

NORR is an employee-owned global architecture and engineering firm. Our multi-disciplinary team of 800 professionals is active in 12 market sectors across Canada, the US, UK and UAE.

We believe the ultimate success of any project is driven by people. It involves a team of highly passionate and skilled designers working towards a unified goal, drawing on the integrated thinking of colleagues, partners and clients.

Our collaborative approach results in design solutions and programs that are holistic and make our clients successful. With a nearly 85-year history, we continue to build on our deep experience to advance design through technology, sustainable practices and the pursuit of excellence.

Public sector decision-makers look to NORR's experienced team to help navigate the full project cycle from planning to design to execution.

Our extensive work in public buildings ranges from government campuses and embassies to cultural buildings and museums.

For more information on the types of public building projects we have been involved in please go here.

We are seeking a professional who will work with other members of the design team in order to develop design solutions appropriate to the context, budget and aesthetic requirements of architectural projects.

They will collaborate with other professional disciplines and have opportunities to coordinate the design through all phases of the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compiles information from reports and published documents; evaluates and analyzes the information to understand broad requirements of project
  • Develops architectural designs, to ensure an exemplary solution is delivered that meets quality parameters, project timelines and budgetary requirements
  • Coordinates and manages architectural and consultant team while reporting to the Project Manager or Team Lead
  • Integrates engineering requirements, site surveys and field review information, adhering to applicable codes and jurisdictional requirements
  • Provide technical and design guidance and innovative solutions to resolve complex technical and design challenges
  • Prepares design reports, drawings and models following office standards
  • Performs site visitations to determine compliance with construction documents; identifies any deviations and liaises with owner and contactor to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Reviews project products, services, and shop drawings to ensure adherence to project documents, relevant jurisdictional codes and corporate quality controls
  • Performs product research; assists project designers with material selection and system research.
  • Analyzes and develops approaches to the creation and modification of architectural documents, elevations, sections, details, specifications, etc.
  • ensuring the incorporation of design intent

    Required Skills

  • Experience with project lifecycle, concept phase through design development or later
  • Advanced architectural design skills in Revit are required; knowledge and skills of AutoCAD, SketchUp, PhotoShop, and other architectural design software are expected
  • Working knowledge of building codes, standards, building construction, MEP and building structures
  • Have successfully completed related post-secondary education
  • Registered with a relevant professional architectural association is an asset
  • Ability to obtain federal government security clearance is mandatory
  • Required Experience

  • 10+ years of project work experience
  • Experience with public clients and or public buildings is an asset
  • Mid-scale to large project experience
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