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    Intern Architect or Technologist

    July 04, 2018


    You’re an intern architect or architectural technologist in the Architectural Discipline with a passion for design and a desire to work with a growing team which is equal parts creative and technically fluent. You’re interested in learning by doing, and you want to work within a team on challenging and complex projects.

    DWA was established in 2011, and we’ve seen great success over the last seven years because we listen, understand, and deliver. Our clients love us because we’re easy to work with and pay incredible attention to detail. We set a high standard for what a design practice can be.

    Our team is small, but mighty. We’re an easy-going, hard-working, creative group of eight, who enjoy working together and spending time together.

    We’re growing, and hope you’ll join us as we continue to build our culture and our future.

    The Details:

    This is a full-time, permanent role working from our beautiful office in downtown Toronto. We’re located in a historic brick-and-beam, early 20th building, full of bright daylight, and contemporary furnishings and artwork. We’re easily accessible by the TTC, right along the King and Queen streetcar lines.

    Depending on your experience, you’ll be paid a salary between $40,000 and $65,000 per year. Overtime is paid after 44 hours and we offer annual performance-based bonuses.

    You’ll work Monday to Friday, with a flexible work schedule. You’ll be in the office during core hours of 10 am to 4 pm and will work an 8-hour day. Along with your vacation, you’ll get time off over the Christmas holidays.

    How to Apply:

    Please submit a digital portfolio along with your CV/resume to  Only candidates who submit a portfolio and/or link to a portfolio will be considered. Please, no telephone calls.


    Here’s what makes you stand out:

    You’ll impress our clients and consultants by never missing a deadline. You’re proactive: you always think and plan ahead, and you answer clients’ questions before they have a chance to ask.

    You demonstrate integrity and accountability in every task. We count on each other, and you’ll pitch in to assist with anything, including proposals and marketing initiatives.

    You’re self-motivated with a hunger to learn. You look for opportunities to continually expand your knowledge and skillset, and you genuinely care about taking advantage of the learning opportunities you discover.

    Finally, you find joy in problem-solving. You strive to come up with interesting and creative ways to solve complex issues, whether they’re internal or external, and finally, you are Revit pro, with experience delivering high-quality drawings.

    Specific Qualifications:

    • Must be an intern architect or architectural technologist (within Canada or the United States) legally entitled to work in Canada;
    • Experience working in a reputable, design-oriented architecture firm;
    • Experience working on large and complex design projects in the commercial, residential, and/or institutional sectors;
    • Thorough understanding of the Ontario Building Code, architectural detailing, and building science;
    • Experience with planning and permit processes and contract administration;
    • Highly skilled working with Revit, AutoCAD, MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat) for architecture, design, and project management;
    • Some 3D modelling expertise (Sketchup, Rhino, 3DSMax, Cinema4D);
    • Valid driver’s license for site visits.

    Duties include:

    • As our newest design team member, you’ll work on a broad spectrum of large architecture and design projects in the commercial, residential and institutional sectors;
    • Your day to day work will be largely self-directed, and you’ll enjoy the opportunity to learn how to lead projects. You’re well-equipped with several years of design experience, so you’ll feel comfortable working on projects from start to finish;
    • You’ll maintain timelines and budgets, provide design input, prepare drawings and specifications, coordinate with stakeholders (clients, engineers, consultants, municipalities, etc.), and handle contract administration during the construction phase.

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    Design Workshop Architects Inc.


    Toronto, ON