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Training for Newcomers

We have been offering free training to newcomers to Canada who were trained in architecture and who cannot get into our industry due to a lack of Canadian experience. Every month we take on a trainee and teach them the National Building Code-2019 Alberta Edition and construction drawings in the first two weeks, and  then they redraw a previously completed project. We have had over 49 newcomers trained so far! We do not get the trainees to work on any revenue-generating projects for us.


Admission Criteria:

  1. Newcomer or recent immigrant to Canada that have arrived in the last three years. Applicants must be a permanent resident of Canada and already residing in Canada.
  2. The free training will be offered in our office in Calgary.
  3. No previous employment in architecture in Canada for more than three months.
  4. Eligible to be accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board; preferably with a M.Arch. degree.
  5. Eligibility and willingness to get registered with the Alberta Association of Architects as an intern architect; preference will be with those who are already Intern Architects, AAA.
  6. A minimum CLB score of 8 or an overall IELTS score of 7.5; if English is not the first language.
  7. Passing our skills tests that include: AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch-Up, Adobe Photoshop. Tests may include English writing & speaking tests if the language requirement is not met.

If you are eligible, you can send your resume, portfolio and required information to [email protected] Applications by individuals not meeting our criteria will be ignored.

Research & Development Manager

We are looking for a Research & Development Manager to lead our team in developing new design and construction methodologies using parametric design and following lightweight structures design principles.
The successful candidate can work in our office in Calgary or remotely anywhere else in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, the three jurisdictions where we are registered with the provincial architects’ associations, subject to following our working hours, access to secure high-speed internet and proximity to our current projects and industrial manufacturing facilities that need to be utilized for our prototypes.

The ideal candidate must possess a minimum of 5 years of pertinent experience in architectural R&D related to lightweight and spaceframe structures, prototype manufacturing and academic research.
Minimum of two years of experience in teaching architectural technology with a focus on lightweight structures. (please provide details)
Demonstrable proficiency with AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Rhino 3D and Grasshopper.
Good command of English.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in designing lightweight structures, spaceframe and membrane structures (please provide portfolio reference) including coordination with structural engineers and manufacturers.
Experience in design coordination with architects and other building design consultants and supervising the prototype development process and construction.

Please email your application to [email protected] No drop-ins or phone calls please. For your application to be assessed, please ensure the following: Provide your full name, consistent on your resume, portfolio, LinkedIn, academic and professional credentials. Identify if you are currently a Canadian permanent resident or citizen. We thank all applicants for their interest, but this position is currently only open to Canadian permanent residents and citizens. You need to send a one-page cover letter, explaining why you are a good fit and possess the required pertinent knowledge, skills and experience. If you do not have the pertinent experience and skills, you will not be considered. Please indicate your willingness to work either in our Calgary office or remotely somewhere in Alberta,
British Columbia or Ontario and explain how the work arrangement will be mutually conducive. Your resume must be in pdf format, maximum 2 MB, easily printable (avoid large patches of colours) listing your education, experience, academic teaching, professional credentials and designations and your references, restricted to 4 pages. Your portfolio must only include projects related to your experience in research, teaching and construction of lightweight structures, restricted to 8 pages and a maximum of 6 MB. Links to your online portfolios hosted on reputable sites will be accepted. Links to portals such as Dropbox and unfamiliar servers will be rejected. No compressed or zipped files.