Intermediate Architect/ Designer

Inter­me­di­ate staff are expect­ed to demon­strate high lev­els of cre­ativ­i­ty with­in the para­me­ters of inte­ri­or and build­ing require­ments. An inter­me­di­ate staff mem­ber will com­mu­ni­cate well with clients and oth­er pro­fes­sion­als, work effec­tive­ly in a team set­ting and read­i­ly adapt as changes need to be made. Over­all, inter­me­di­ate staff are expect­ed to be curi­ous, agile and chal­lenge the sta­tus quo to ele­vate the design of the stu­dio.

To be the suc­cess­ful can­di­date you will have a strong com­mit­ment to design excel­lence and exe­cu­tion and strong skills in the pro­duc­tion and co-ordi­na­tion of con­tract doc­u­ments with anno­tat­ed and dimen­sioned draw­ings. You must be able to demon­strate expe­ri­ence rang­ing from con­cept design through to con­tract admin­is­tra­tion and you will have expe­ri­ence work­ing on a vari­ety of project types.

You must have a Bach­e­lor’s or Mas­ter’s degree in archi­tec­ture, archi­tec­tur­al sci­ence or archi­tec­tur­al tech­nol­o­gy; and pos­sess a min­i­mum of three years pro­fes­sion­al work­ing expe­ri­ence not includ­ing co-oper­a­tive edu­ca­tion place­ments.

Project Level Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Work with senior staff to co-ordinate internal project deliverables.
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation, execution, and evaluation of project phases.



  • Develop design concepts and associated presentation materials.
  • Develop and prepare design development materials and presentation.
  • Develop designs with intent, based on research and resolution of technical/ design issues.
  • Develop construction documents for projects of varying scope with minimal supervision.
  • Modify and update designs based on review with, or comments received from senior staff.



  • Prepare architectural drawings using REVIT, SketchUp and other modeling software.
  • Support senior staff with evaluating site conditions and constraints.
  • Execute technical design assignments in a timely manner.
  • Produce compelling design development work, digital models, drawings, and outline specifications.
  • Support senior staff with effective analysis of applicable building codes, by-laws and other regulations and technical documents / reports to which a project may be subject.

People Level Responsibilities


  • Inspire and motivate; collaborate across teams; develop junior members and architectural assistants.
  • Liaise with senior staff including Team Leaders and Associates as required.
  • Develop strong relationships with consultants and internal teams.
  • Participate in team meetings to coordinate design options and ideas.


To Apply

As designers, we celebrate, support, and thrive through our differences. GPA is an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applicants to join us regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. At GPA we believe that our differences help us rise to the challenges of tomorrow and ensure a comittment to equitable hiring, training, and place making- in the studio, and beyond in the spaces we design.

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