Careers

Thank you for considering Diamond Schmitt Architects for your future employment.

Diamond Schmitt Architects accepts employees from a wide variety of sources and backgrounds. What unites our team, however, is talent, dedication and a high level of professional skills. Learn more about our culture and community involvement.

Please apply for job openings by contacting hr@dsai.ca.

Open Positions

Location

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Everything is changing. We believe that architecture can empower organizations, communities and people to harness change for the greater public good. From a foundation of social purpose and collaboration, we design buildings that transcend and enrich people and society. We are a Canadian based architecture firm with global perspective.

As our Communications Director, you will work closely with our senior staff to develop and implement the execution of Diamond Schmitt’s proactive PR strategy. You will be responsible for crafting and implementing content that raises awareness for Diamond Schmitt’s public image and boosts coverage of Diamond Schmitt as an architectural practice that is transformative, thoughtful and differentiated. You need to be excited about driving the firm’s messaging and pitching design narratives for earned media. The ideal candidate will be a masterful storyteller who thrives in a fast-growing environment with a keen understanding of the architecture and design industry.

Opportunities

  • Pitch and develop relationships with reporters, influencers, and curators; develop media pitch; design and execute media relations campaigns
  • Work with senior architectural staff to develop and execute a proactive media strategy at the national and regional and international level and identify great, newsworthy stories and pitch them to media on a regular basis 
  • Develop and implement communication strategy and plans independently and effectively
Key Responsibilities
  • Respond to incoming media requests
  • Develop and distribute PR materials: talking points, press releases, fact sheets, and other background materials; ensure that all written materials and correspondence are strategic and meet the firm’s objectives
  • Analyze and synthesize media coverage and trends
  • Manage project objectives, expectations and timelines, and communicates effectively to the internal team
  • Work on project programs under direction of direct manager and other senior practitioners, as assigned
  • Collaborate with the media team and other colleagues on campaigns and promotions, brainstorms, and other cross-team projects
  • Work within existing brand guidelines and firm direction
  • Collaborate with PR agencies and other vendors to support projects, work with them to achieve contracted goals
Qualifications
  • Team player who is eager to collaborate
  • Solutions-oriented and resourceful
  • Accountable, independent, and mindful of others
  • Strong writing skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability of writing style and voice to be able to craft design stories that resonate with the intended audience
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Able to own and execute project management/workflow system and reporting
  • Established contacts with reporters and has secured coverage/interviews for clients
  • Understanding of current online space especially in architecture/design sector including social media and digital publications
  • A good listener, someone who reads people and those in a room well (and adapts their style and response accordingly)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for a Consultant Contracts Administrator to join our Toronto office.  You will oversee and maintain consultant contracts / agreements and will work independently with the guidance of Project Architects to prepare, draft and process contracts and other related legal documents as needed. You will coordinate and develop the contract management workflow, including maintenance of the consultant tracking database. If this role sounds intriguing we would love to hear from you. 

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
  • Oversee and maintain DSA consultant contracts for all projects
  • Work closely with our in-house client/architect agreements specialist
  • Work one-on-one with Project Architects and Principals and be responsible for developing, interpreting, reviewing and managing contracts and other related legal documents and letters of engagement on behalf of the firm to assist and execute contracts
  • Generate reports on the current status of existing agreements
  • Track and obtain Professional Liability Insurance (from consultants), WSIB, Commercial General Liability and issue deadline reminders when necessary
  • Coordinate with consultants to review and finalize drafts
  • Assemble and courier hardcopies for signature
  • Track drafts and hardcopies sent to consultants
  • Scan, file and distribute signed copies as required
  • Work with different source contracts, including RAIC, AIA, OAA and other provincial jurisdiction documents.
Qualifications
  • 5-7 years relevant experience in the construction industry or with professional services firms 
  • Exceptional communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to work with a team at all levels of an organization
  • Proven management and leadership skills

We are looking for an artistically focused Architectural Visualization Specialist with a minimum of 2 years experience to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated passion for creating atmospheric and photorealistic images to express the intent of the design. Positions are available in our Toronto studio.

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
  • Creating still images and animation for a variety of projects
  • Modeling, texturing, lighting, camera set up, and post-production
  • Constructing detailed and efficient three-dimensional models
  • Ability to work in a team environment, with management and other artists, on multiple projects
Qualifications
  • A degree or diploma in architecture, art, photography, design or relevant field
  • 2 years of experience in architectural visualization
  • Experience in creating renderings for both exteriors and interiors of various building types; commercial, institutional, residential, etc.
  • Advanced skills in 3d Max, Vray, Adobe Photoshop
  • Skills in Forest Pack, Railclone, Aftereffects, and Premiere are an asset
  • Familiarity with Revit, Rhino and Blender workflows are also an asset