Intern Architect



Zeidler Architecture

Zeidler Architecture has been creating spaces that shape experiences for over 65 years. We are a leading Canadian architectural practice bringing together the experience of some 150 professionals in six locations worldwide. Our rich award-winning portfolio spans industry sectors, allowing us to offer a unique perspective that brings innovation and adaptability to each project we deliver. As a team, we create spaces that contribute to community and encourage personal connection by welcoming all people. The process of developing responsive solutions motivates us as we translate ideas into reality. Attuned to innovations in sustainability, accessibility, design theory and materiality, we base our design decisions on evidence.

Zeidler Vancouver Studio

Zeidler Architecture has new and exciting opportunities in our growing Vancouver studio. Located in the heart of the Armoury District, the studio is part of a unique community of creative designers, architects, art galleries, and boutique retailers. In Vancouver we aim to strengthen and expand our diverse portfolio of inspiring buildings while embracing locally grown ideas, processes, technologies, and opportunities. Our history of local design dates as far back as Expo ’86, with the 1.78 million square foot development of Canada Place. We are looking to expand on this creative legacy through an exciting new portfolio of local projects, including a compelling, high-profile downtown development currently underway. With our people first approach, we are looking for passionate and enthusiastic individuals interested in being part of a creative and collaborative studio culture. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace and establishing a team of individuals that will build on each other’s ideas to create thoughtful solutions. Our Vancouver studio will be at the forefront of sustainable design and we believe that in order to create a positive impact on communities and the built environment, we must address environmental challenges and understand that the environment is an expression of cultural, economic, and natural forces. Zeidler is united by a shared passion for meaningful design and a continual push to be better, advance our learning, and ensure that each design meets its innovative potential.

Job Summary

With the Intern Architect role, we are looking for a Junior/Intermediate passionate about collaborating and working closely in a growing team of individuals to deliver innovative, relevant, and successful architectural projects. We are looking for individuals that will be part of developing the culture of the Vancouver studio, and that will bring ambition, leadership, and creativity to the role. This includes contributing to the synergy between the Zeidler Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria offices. The individual will be mentored and supported by our senior staff in Vancouver and participate in all phases of project and office management. We are looking for an individual that can communicate well with the team, clients, and other professionals. We offer the opportunity for this individual to learn, discover, and become increasingly proficient at managing complex project level work, while taking on more leadership as the Vancouver studio grows.

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Contribute to the culture of the Vancouver Studio by embodying the creative, collaborative, and innovative values of the organization
  • Represent the firm and advance the company’s interest and profile by contributing to the synergy between the Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria offices
  • Participate in project design discussions, proposals, and presentations in Vancouver, and across all offices as required
  • Demonstrate effective communication, ask for clarification, provide feedback, and follow-up
  • Share and communicate ideas clearly, develop electronic models, and present unique design solutions
  • Support senior staff in Vancouver across all phases of project and office management
  • Communicate well with clients and other professionals, work effectively in a team setting, and readily adapt, as required


  • Work with the design team to develop detailed design concepts and technical solutions
  • Produce compelling conceptual and design development work, digital models, and drawings
  • Perform research on design solutions as required, including but not limited to the environment, program, materials, components, and systems
  • Review and communicate project status to senior staff at regular intervals and update designs based on review comments from senior staff
  • Actively participate in the preparation of drawing packages for various permit submissions and/or construction
  • Attend meetings with clients and/or consultants
  • Review drawings for building science accuracy, consultant coordination and compliance with local building code and bylaw requirements
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks on various projects
  • Take ownership and responsibility, check work, and ensure high quality design standards

Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree in Architecture or related discipline
  • Preferred Registered Architect or Intern Architect with AIBC, or another Canadian province
  • Strong conceptual, design, and graphic presentation skills
  • Strong working knowledge of project design process, programming, planning, creative detailing, and building systems
  • Proficiency in architectural software, including:
    • Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD
    • Sketchup 3D
    • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
    • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
    • Preferred experience in 3D Rendering – Enscape, VRay
    • Preferred experience Rhino 3D & Grasshopper
  • Some experience in preparation and layout of architectural contract documents
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our people first culture is a must
  • Experience in sustainable design desired but not required. LEED Green Associate, LEED AP BD+C, and/or CPHC (Certified Passive House Designer) preferred

Zeidler Perks and Benefits

Zeidler believes in a work life balance and valuing our people with benefits like:

  • PATO Days – enjoy an extra day off on long weekends
  • flexible hours
  • social events
  • competitive compensation and benefits
  • mentorship program
  • fun work environment and great firm culture… and so much more

If this sounds like a studio you want to work with then we want to meet you!

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