Careers

At Diamond Schmitt, we aim to empower our people to realize their potential in a dynamic studio environment that fosters continuous learning and professional development. 

Fuelled by a culture of collaboration and inclusivity, we are looking for individuals whose backgrounds, skill sets, and experiences are as diverse as the projects we work on and the communities we engage in to join our team and contribute to the ongoing creative conversation. 

If you have the courage to be bold, the passion to design authentic, socially-conscious spaces, and can demonstrate integrity in the workplace, then we want to hear from you. 

All current job openings will be posted here. Please apply by sending your application to: hr@dsai.ca.

Open Positions

Location

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual with a strong technical focus and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the development of technical documentation including construction specifications, to join our Toronto office.  

The ideal candidate should have well-rounded architectural experience,  excellent verbal and written communication skills, very good organizational abilities, and the capacity to multitask effectively in a busy office environment.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work with project teams and external specification writers in the development of project specific project manuals
  • Research and document materials, products, and construction methods
  • Develop detailed architectural specifications for projects
  • Ensure compliance with building codes and industry standards
  • Coordinate with various disciplines and integrate their requirements
  • Assist in preparing bid documents and review contractor bids
  • Communicate with suppliers, manufacturers, and contractors
  • Keep specifications up to date with code changes and industry standards
  • Identify and mitigate potential risks and issues
Qualifications
  • Degree in Architecture, Architectural Technology or Architectural Engineering
  • 5 years’ experience in the development of technical documentation including construction specifications
  • Designation as a Registered Specification Writer or Certified Specification Practitioner is an advantage

We are looking for a dynamic, proactive, detail oriented and engaged individual to join our fast-paced Administrative Project Coordinator team. 

This is a great opportunity to develop your expertise in organization, administration, and document control.

The salary range for this role is $55,000.00 to $65,000.00.

Please send your resume to HR@dsai.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diamond Schmitt Architects encourages and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the selection process.

Key Responsibilities
  • Providing a high level of administrative support to architectural teams
  • Providing quality document control and data entry
  • Administering coordination between project teams (architects, consultants, clients, and contractors)
  • Creating and drafting, compiling, coordinating, printing, distributing, filing, tracking and archiving project correspondence and documentation during all project phases such as:
    • Design:  Photos, tender and design packages, specifications, schedules and other project related materials as directed by the project design team
    • Construction: Process and track shop drawings, RFIs, site instructions, proposed changes, change orders, building permits, and other project related materials as directed by the project design team
  • Maintaining project-specific digital and hard copy filing systems
  • In collaboration with architectural teams, uploading drawing packages to ftp sites and issuing packages for milestone project deadlines
  • Maintaining project contact lists and team calendars
  • Coordinating and scheduling meetings, including setting up video and telephone conferencing (face to face, web, video conference) and typing/formatting meeting minutes
  • Developing and implementing new project coordination procedures, as needed
  • Being fluent in office project administration standards and acting as a resource to project teams to maintain them
  • Occasional overtime
  • Provide administrative support to other projects when Administrative Project Coordinators are on vacation/away
Qualifications
  • 3+ years previous office / administrative experience
  • Excellent computer skills – proficiency in Microsoft Office is a must
  • Knowledge/experience with Newforma, SharePoint, InDesign, MS Office , Bluebeam Studio and database software such as Newforma, Ebuilder, Procore, Aconex would be an asset
  • Superior organizational skills and strong time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and solve conflicting and overlapping deadlines
  • Manage multiple design and construction projects with varying document control and distribution guidelines
  • Responsible and accurate, with attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn, teach and work collaboratively
  • Ability to work under pressure, adapt to changing situations, follow timelines, and meet deadlines adapt to changing situations
  • Strong problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of architecture and construction is a definite asset

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic design focused individuals with a minimum of 5 years experience with laboratory design and 8-10 years of architectural experience to join our Toronto or Vancouver offices.  The ideal candidates will have well-rounded architectural experience and demonstrated experience in the design and documentation of complex laboratory and health care projects.  They should also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, very good organizational skills, and be able to multi-task in a busy office. 

Please send your resume and portfolio to hr@dsai.ca

If we do not receive a portfolio, we are unable to review your application.

We thank all applicants who have applied however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Key Responsibilities
  • Contribute to architectural design, detailing and documentation on projects in collaboration with the project architects and team members
  • Meet with clients and stakeholders to design a wide range of laboratory and investigative spaces
  • Plan and coordinate a variety of laboratory spaces including wet and dry labs, animal labs and
  • Coordinate laboratory equipment requirements with engineering and FFE teams
  • Prepare architectural models and drawings using Revit and other modeling software
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Demonstrated pursuit of excellence in design
  • A professional degree in Architecture
  • Advanced training and work experience in REVIT
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning and documentation of wet bench bioscience laboratories in a university, healthcare or pharmaceutical environment. Contract Administration experience is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning and documentation of dry bench and analytics laboratories in a university, healthcare or pharmaceutical environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning and documentation of animal care facilities would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with complex room data management systems such as dRofus
  • Working knowledge of current versions of AutoCAD. Experience in modeling software such as Rhino, Sketchup, 3D Max and CS Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) is considered an asset.
  • Experience during the contract administration phase of a complex lab environment is considered an asset.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to undertake work in both official languages is a strong asset
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

We are looking for a Contract Administrator who will contribute their outstanding skills to the planning, design and furnishing of a wide variety of projects. The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of architecture and a passion for design innovation and excellence. They will work closely with principals, associates and architects in a collaborative studio environment to contribute design ideas and provide direction to project teams. 

Please send your resume and portfolio to hr@dsai.ca. We thank all applicants who have applied however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diamond Schmitt Architects encourages and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the selection process.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide construction administration functions to projects, including both office functions (certificates of payments, preparation of CO’s PC’s, CD’s etc.) and field functions (attendance at site meetings, preparation of site instructions, field review reports, etc.)
  • Organize, direct and manage contract administration for projects
  • Implement the project as directed by, or in consultation with the project team
  • Supervise the work effort on assigned projects
  • Work in a collaborative team environment, primarily in construction administration with involvement as required in other aspects of design including pre tender document review
  • Report to the project architect on a regular basis outlining status of job cost control and scheduling issues including general progress and time management issues
Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Revit and Autocad an asset
  • 10+ years experience required
  • Mixed – use and healthcare project experience 
  • Knowledge of local and provincial building codes
  • Ability to undertake work in both official languages is a strong asset
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for a Senior Interior Designer who will contribute their outstanding skills to the planning, design and furnishing of a wide variety of projects.  The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of architecture and a passion for design innovation and excellence.   They will work closely with Principals, Associates, Interior Designers and Architects in a collaborative studio environment to contribute design ideas and provide direction to project teams. 

Please send your resume and portfolio to hr@dsai.ca.  We thank all applicants who have applied however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diamond Schmitt Architects encourages and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the selection process.

Key Responsibilities

Design

  • Understand, develop, and execute all phases of a design project including proposals, contracts, budgeting, concept, planning, design, documentation, specifications, finishes and materials selection, furniture specifications, construction, QAQC, and closeout
  • Strive for design solutions that promote innovation and are thoughtful and functional
  • Maintain industry connections and introduce project teams to new materials that are innovative, sustainable and compliant with LEED and building code standards
  • Participate in resource allocation for interior design projects
  • Continually strive for improved efficiencies while reducing drawing and specification errors and omissions
  • Work with teams to develop interior finishes and specifications
  • Embrace the opportunity to be involved in a variety of project work, potentially working on multiple projects at any given time
  • Coordinate all FF&E and interior architectural plans, finishes and products with the client and project consultants as necessary

Leadership

  • Lead and work collaboratively with Interior Designers and Architects in the development of interiors concepts
  • Initiate and maintain contact with key project individuals to clarify, coordinate and negotiate critical issues
  • Demonstrate flexibility and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
  • Be proactive and foresee issues before they arise while ensuring project teams execute required deliverables on or before project deadlines
  • Participate in design charrettes and critiques that offer insight and challenge
  • Contribute to the development of systems and processes for improved design, technical quality, and client service
  • Create sound relationships with colleagues, clients, contractors, and suppliers, to promote repeat business
  • Assist in the development of project goals, targets and schedules
  • Direct and review design development, construction documents and shop drawings for content, accuracy, and overall design integrity
  • Serve as primary contact for all sub-consultants, supporting the relevant project teams

Management

  • Manage multiple, complex projects simultaneously with minimal or no supervision
  • Be responsible for project budget management
  • Prepare promotional material and participate in Business Development activities
  • Continue to demonstrate excellent communication while working collaboratively with multidisciplinary project teams, clients, consultants, and suppliers
  • Maintain positive client relationships and ensure clients apprised of regular project progress throughout the duration of a project
  • Participate in managing the interior design team regarding staffing, project assignments and internal education
  • Ensure consistent engagement, review and co-ordination with consultants and drawings documents throughout project
  • Demonstrate superior organizational skills and be efficient with time management
  • Mentor Junior, Intermediate, and Intern designers in all aspects of design including office standards and policies
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and/or Architecture
  • Minimum 10-15 years’ experience as an Interior Designer
  • ARIDO/IDC certification
  • High proficiency in Revit
  • Knowledge of 3D Modeling software, Sketch Up, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign graphic software an asset
  • Variety of project work experience in both the commercial and residential sectors
  • BCIN, LEED, and/or Well certification an asset
  • Ability to oversee, direct, and mentor project teams with minimal oversight
  • Knowledge of design resources and evidence of creative sourcing/products, and creative problem solving
  • Proven client management skills and experience
  • Team player that thrives in a collaborative studio
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to balance multiple project demands
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for a Contract Administrator who will contribute their outstanding skills to the planning, design and furnishing of a wide variety of projects.  The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of architecture and a passion for design innovation and excellence. They will work closely with principals, associates and architects in a collaborative studio environment to contribute design ideas and provide direction to project teams. 

Please send your resume and portfolio to hr@dsai.ca. We thank all applicants who have applied however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diamond Schmitt Architects encourages and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the selection process.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide construction administration functions to projects, including both office functions (certificates of payments, preparation of CO’s PC’s, CD’s etc.) and field functions (attendance at site meetings, preparation of site instructions, field review reports, etc.)
  • Organize, direct and manage contract administration for projects
  • Implement the project as directed by, or in consultation with the project team
  • Supervise the work effort on assigned projects
  • Work in a collaborative team environment, primarily in construction administration with involvement as required in other aspects of design including pre tender document review
  • Report to the project architect on a regular basis outlining status of job cost control and scheduling issues including general progress and time management issues
Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Revit and Autocad an asset
  • 10+ years experience required
  • Mixed – use and healthcare project experience 
  • Knowledge of local and provincial building codes
  • Ability to undertake work in both official languages is a strong asset