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

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

We are looking for a dynamic and engaged individual who is a self-starter with strong writing abilities to join our fast-paced Business Development team in Vancouver.

Please send your resume 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
  • Determine proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs.
  • Able to meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval; entering and monitoring tracking data; coordinating requirements with contributors; contributing proposal status information to review meetings; transmitting proposals.
  • Gather proposal information by identifying sources of information; coordinating submissions and collections; identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
  • Develop proposals by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation; writing, revising, and editing drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
  • Write proposal narratives, executive summaries and cover letters, ensuring the company brand and messaging is consistent.
  • Prepare presentations by evaluating text, graphics, and binding; coordinating printing.
  • Maintain quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.
  • Obtain approvals by reviewing proposal with key providers and project managers.
  • Improve proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, and coordination; implementing changes.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal networks.
  • Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership of new and different requests; explore opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

 

Qualifications
  • 2 – 5 years’ experience in a related discipline
  • Strong proficiency with Adobe InDesign and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Excellent communication, writing, grammar, and spelling abilities; technical writing skills preferred
  • Detail oriented, personable, assertive, disciplined, self-motivated, reliable and high energy
  • High initiative and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment;
  • Ability to work independently and within established guidelines;
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Relevant undergraduate degree and/or professional experience, demonstrating strong business acumen;
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Eligible for security clearance
New York, New York, USA

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic design focused individual with a minimum of 5 years architectural experience to join our New York office. The ideal candidate will have well-rounded architectural experience and a demonstrated passion for excellence in design.  They should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, very good organizational skills and be able to multi-task in a busy office. They should also be able to legally work in the United States.  

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
  • Architectural design, detailing and documentation on projects in collaboration with the project architects and team members
  • Developing and coordinating construction documentation on projects
  • Preparation of 2D, 3D and CAD drawings
  • Working experience with Revit is an asset
Qualifications
  • Demonstrated pursuit of excellence in design
  • Bachelor of Architecture Degree
  • Revit trained and work experience an asset
  • Must also have working knowledge of current versions of AutoCAD.  Experience in modeling software such as Rhino, Sketchup, 3D Max and CS Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) would be considered an asset
  • Experience preparing design and construction documents for institutional and residential projects.  Contract Administration experience is considered an asset.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
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.

Diamond Schmitt is seeking a Communications Director knowledgeable about architecture, passionate about design excellence, experienced with media and public relations and a collaborative team leader.

The Communications Director will be expected to develop a communications strategy and plan. The Director will report on a quarterly basis with metrics of performance and success of the plan.

The Director of Communication needs to be excited about driving the firm’s messages and design narratives for earned media. The ideal candidate will be a storyteller and writer who thrives in an intense studio environment, with a keen interest in architecture and design industry.

Requirements

  • Prepare and execute studio wide communication strategy and project communication plans 
  • Work in a leadership role with senior architectural staff and project teams to develop project narratives 
  • Pitch and develop relationships with media, influencers, and curators
  • Design and execute media relations campaigns
  • Work with senior architectural staff to develop and execute proactive media strategy in regional, national and international environments
  • Identify project stories on a collaborative basis with the architectural team
Key Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain project communication plans
  • Analyze and report on media coverage and trends
  • 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
  • Manage project objectives, expectations, and timelines, and communicates effectively to the internal team
  • Collaborate in a leadership role with a staff of three to five with responsibilities for social media, project stories and narratives and support for communications plan with the media team and other colleagues on campaigns and promotions and other cross-team projects
  • Direct the work of external PR agencies and other vendors to support communications, work to achieve contracted goals
  • Work within existing brand guidelines
  • Use internal systems to organize and archive materials
Qualifications
  • Team leader who is eager to collaborate with direct reports and the senior firm leadership
  • Solutions-oriented and resourceful
  • Fluent with Mailchimp, OpenAsset, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, Meltwater, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
  • Strong writing skills
  • A writing style and voice to craft design stories that resonate with the intended audience
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to build strong connections with our clients’ communications teams
  • A good listener
  • Understanding of current online space especially in architecture/design sector including social media and digital publications
  • Able to own and execute project management/workflow systems and reports
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for a Contract Administrator who will contribute their outstanding skills to the design and construction of a 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 execute design ideas, provide mentorship and to lead project teams during the construction phase.   This position will be based in our Ottawa project office and will involve working in close collaboration with other DSA staff, engineering consultants and a design builder.  This is a full-time position serving a long-term project.

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
  • Provide construction administration functions to projects, including both office functions (shop drawing review, coordination of RFI responses, preparation of CO’s PC’s, CD’s etc.) and field functions (collaborative problem solving, 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 transit project experience
  • Experience with tracking project schedules
  • Knowledge of the OBC and P3 projects is a requirement
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The ideal candidate will be an architect with at least two years of diverse clinical planning experience with large, complex healthcare institutions and facilities and possess a demonstrated passion for excellence in healthcare planning and design.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to multi-task in a busy office, are key attributes.  

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
  • Apply clinical planning expertise to the development of outstanding healthcare architecture 
  • Create and develop innovative health care designs
  • Follow established standards and codes in the development of health care designs
  • Support the coordination and integration of engineering disciplines and requirements of medical equipment
  • Actively seek new knowledge in the design and planning of medical and healthcare facilities
Qualifications
  • Intern Architect
  • Have fluency in applicable healthcare codes, regulations, standards and best practices
  • EDAC (Evidence Based Design Accreditation), Sigma Six or LEAN qualifications are an advantage
  • WELL certification is an advantage
  • Strong knowledge of REVIT
  • Experience with dRofus or similar data management programs is an advantage
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The ideal candidate will be an architect with at least ten years of diverse clinical planning experience with large, complex healthcare institutions and facilities and possess a demonstrated passion for excellence in healthcare planning and design.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to manage and synthesize large amounts of program data, good organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a busy office, are key attributes.  

Key Responsibilities
  • Apply proven and innovative clinical planning expertise to the development of outstanding healthcare architecture 
  • Lead the clinical planning process with clients and the design team 
  • Lead the coordination and integration of engineering disciplines and requirements of medical equipment 
  • Effectively manage the deliverables of the healthcare design team within aggressive project schedules
  • Actively seek new knowledge in the design and planning of medical and healthcare facilities
  • Promote industry knowledge through research, publications and presentations at conferences and symposia
  • Support Business Development within the healthcare sector
Qualifications
  • Licensed Architect
  • Have fluency in applicable healthcare codes, regulations, standards and best practices
  • Evidence of continuing education and research in the field of healthcare design
  • EDAC (Evidence Based Design Accreditation), Sigma Six or LEAN qualifications are an advantage
  • WELL certification is an advantage
  • Working knowledge of REVIT
  • Experience with dRofus or similar data management programs is an advantage
  • Knowledge of Alternate Finance and Procurement models in the health-care environment
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and provide sound mentorship to grow the healthcare design team