Architect, Registered

location: Calgary, AB

Riddell Kurczaba is offering an excellent opportunity, in our Calgary Office, for a motivated individual who desires a progressive work environment that offers significant potential for personal and professional growth. Someone who is eager to be part of a talented team and who is client focused and excited to collaborate on projects.

responsibilities include:

  • Provides support and executes implementation of a project as directed

  • Prepares and develops design concepts from pre-design to design development, prepares and executes Development Permit process, coordinates with Authorities having Jurisdiction

  • Provides code analysis
  • Assures the established design concept meets outlined project scope and budget, assures production of all deliverables will meet schedule or determined milestones according to project plan
  • Engages and collaborates with engineers in support of holistic project approach and cost efficient solutions
  • Strives for creative and innovative design solutions meeting all outlined and defined project goals
  • Prepares and conducts design presentations
  • Develops and maintains client relationships
  • Has the ability to develop 80% of drawing requirement on own initiative and co-ordinates with senior staff and consultants on remainder of project requirements
  • Ability to successfully work within a team and resolve complex design tasks efficiently and effectively
  • Works from sketches, notes and other input material to produce computer-generated models, concepts, overlays and completed drawings
  • Proficiency in drawing; provide Revit/AutoCAD support in all areas of projects and for all levels of detailing
  • Performs meetings on site or with client as directed by the Project Manager
  • Provides support and implementation of various elements of project as required
  • Has the ability to co-ordinate and mentor junior staff and delegate work (CAD and design/detailing)

qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated success with various types of projects from pre-design through design development, IFC, CA to project completion

  • Demonstrated understanding of project management process, specifically scope, budget and schedule

  • High level of creativity, innovative thinking and problem solving skills
  • Proven ability using and managing the current industry versions of Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, and Microsoft Office Suite efficiently and effectively
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of architectural project production cycles
  • Full competency with Alberta Building Code is essential
  • Solid and up to date understanding of construction detailing for a variety of building systems and types, material knowledge and experience in various building construction methods
  • Full competency with City of Calgary DP and BP submission and approval requirements
  • Solid understanding of zoning and by-law requirements
  • Effective verbal, written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to lead, manage and mentor a diverse team and at the same time multiple projects
  • Superior attention to detail and ability to create clear well laid out drawings
  • Strong organizational skills; especially in the management of drawing files and drawing lists

education and experience:

  • Diploma or Degree from an accredited University program in Architecture

  • Registration with the Alberta Association of Architects
  • Minimum of 8+ years of professional architectural design experience
  • Demonstrated success in a variety of architectural projects throughout all phases
  • Proficiency in Revit and AutoCAD
  • LEED accreditation an asset

We offer a competitive salary, profit sharing and an excellent benefits plan. Throughout the year the company sponsors internal corporate events such as monthly social club and holiday celebrations.

We are dedicated to providing a positive, friendly and cooperative environment. Our work environment is the kind of place that values fun and hard work and gives people the freedom to CONNECT, CREATE, AND STAND OUT.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and portfolio to and indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.