Designer 1

  • HDR
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jan 14, 2022

Job Description

About Us

HDR Architecture Associates, Inc. (HDR) is an award-winning, employee-owned architecture firm, focused on design innovation for healthcare, education, science and technology, community, recreation and commercial projects. We pioneer design solutions, tailored to clients' needs, which truly make a difference in our profession and communities.

Our British Columbia offices, located in Vancouver, Victoria and Penticton specialize in design of institutional and public-facing projects including major social infrastructure projects and mass timber towers. We work in collaborative studios across offices, pairing our local knowledge and deep project experience with leading edge expertise from around the globe.

We want to build a better future, so we bring our talents together to add value, promote growth and inspire positive change. HDR is a place where you can accomplish as much as you're willing to, in your work and in your career. We rally behind a good idea - and each other. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions and collaborate to make great things possible.

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HDR's Vancouver studio is in search of a Designer to join our growing practice and continue the legacy of providing creative design solutions that improve health and the human condition.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Designer, we'll count on you to:
• Evaluate, select and apply architectural techniques, procedures and modifications to architectural construction documents
• Perform architectural assignments with only general instruction from the Project Architect or Project Manager regarding the expected results
• Write specifications covering architectural matters and perform code reviews
• Assist Project Architects, other Architectural Project Coordinators or Technicians as needed
• Perform other duties as neededRequired Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Architecture or closely related field
• Must possess credentials to obtain future registration
• Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project)
• Desire to pursue growth opportunities and eventually obtain registration
• Strong leadership, communication and relationship management skills
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Proficient in use of Autodesk Revit and familiarity with related tools and process
• Demonstrated graphic presentation skills
• An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications
• Master's degree in Architecture
• Experience in the areas of healthcare, educational, civic, science and research facilities
• Experience and/or interest in sustainable design/LEED desired but not required
• Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp and 3-D Studio Max but not required.
• Rhino and Grasshopper experience


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.