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

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Diamond Schmitt is looking for a BIM Coordinator to join our Vancouver office to help shape the way we design excellence. The BIM Coordinator will work in collaboration with the other BIM Coordinators and BIM Managers to help us improve our project workflows, software adherence and library content. The BIM Coordinator should be able to work independently and communicate clearly with project teams.  A good understanding of construction means and methods is essential for developing consistent and thorough content libraries.

Please send your resume 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

• Coach, mentor and supervise the process of virtually constructing a building with a project team.
• Assist in training and project workflows.
• Develop project specific content (family) library.
• Collaborate with the BIM team to improve DSA’s current Revit template.
• Ensure standards defined on the project BIM Execution Plan and project workflows are adhered to.
• Manage project models to ensure a healthy BIM database.
• Conduct Clash-detection and conflict resolution.
• Conduct model data extraction for CoBie and dRofus.

Qualifications

• Minimum 2-year College diploma or University degree from a recognized architectural program.
• 2 years progressive work experience in an architectural office or equivalent experience.
• Excellent working knowledge of REVIT
• Ability to read 2D working drawings.
• Understanding of common building components and how they are assembled to form a complete building.
• Multitasking, and project management skills.
• Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Comfortable communicating in working groups of diverse sizes.
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
• BIM visual programming platforms such as Dynamo are an asset.
• Programming background is a benefit but not a requirement.
• Understanding BIM for Facility Management is a benefit, but not a requirement.
• Understanding Digital Fabrication/3D Model Printing is an 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
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for a BIM Coordinator to join our Toronto office to help shape the way we design excellence. The BIM Coordinator will work in collaboration with the other BIM Coordinators and BIM Managers to help us improve our project workflows, software adherence and library content. The BIM Coordinator should be able to work independently and communicate clearly with project teams.  A good understanding of construction means and methods is essential for developing consistent and thorough content libraries.

Please send your resume 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
  • Coach, mentor and supervise the process of virtually constructing a building with a project team.
  • Assist in training and project workflows.
  • Develop project specific content (family) library.
  • Collaborate with the BIM team to improve DSA’s current Revit template.
  • Ensure standards defined on the project BIM Execution Plan and project workflows are adhered to.
  • Manage project models to ensure a healthy BIM database.
  • Conduct Clash-detection and conflict resolution.
  • Conduct model data extraction for CoBie and dRofus.
Qualifications
  • Minimum 2-year College diploma or University degree from a recognized architectural program.
  • 2 years progressive work experience in an architectural office or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent working knowledge of REVIT
  • Ability to read 2D working drawings.
  • Understanding of common building components and how they are assembled to form a complete building.
  • Multitasking, and project management skills.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Comfortable communicating in working groups of diverse sizes.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • BIM visual programming platforms such as Dynamo are an asset.
  • Programming background is a benefit but not a requirement.
  • Understanding BIM for Facility Management is a benefit, but not a requirement.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A prominent international design firm is seeking to expand its vision for sustainability and take their ongoing and groundbreaking dialogue on the design possibilities in a climate crisis to a global stage. 

Diamond Schmitt is looking for a Director of Sustainability to join our practice. The successful candidate will show exceptional initiative, enthusiasm, eloquence, and nimbleness in seeking the most persuasive ways to communicate architecture’s role in leading transformative environmental change.

Environmentalism is a design issue. Our approach to architecture is motivated by the people we serve, and their aspirations. The welfare of humankind is undeniably linked to the health of our planet, and through our designs, our goal is to make our buildings give more than they take. The Director of Sustainability is a design-oriented, senior level leadership position that drives strategy, education, and analysis to benefit our projects.

The Director of Sustainability will refine and execute a plan to advance specific environmental objectives within our practice. Reporting to the leadership group, the Director will collaborate directly with project teams, and will coordinate the efforts of the Sustainability Committee.

Location:

The Director position will be based in our Toronto office and engage our Vancouver, and New York studios. Ability to travel between the studios is essential. The Director will work closely with the leadership group requiring an in-person presence based out of the Toronto office.

Please send your resume and examples of your work 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
  •  Seek opportunities to promote and advance our sustainability objectives wholistically.

  • Support staff and projects to advance the environmental performance of our projects through relevant performance standards, aspirational goals, and software tools.

  • Prepare key messages and briefings for leadership.

  • Attend interviews and support marketing efforts through writing, graphics, and statistics to advance initiatives and project pursuits.

  • Maintain and manage relationships with clients, consultants, and corporate membership organizations.

Qualifications
  • Architecture, Engineering, Building Science, Environmental Design, Planning, or related professional degree.
  • Licensure as an Architect or Professional Engineer, or Registered Professional Planner is an asset, but not required.
  • Two or more of the following accreditations (or commitment to achieve within a year):
    o LEED Green Associate or LEED Accredited Professional
    o Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant recognition
    o BREEAM Accredited Professional
    o WELL Accreditation
    o Living Future Accreditation
  • Ability to undertake work in both official languages is a strong asset

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years relevant work experience, ideally in an environment of design excellence.
  • Successful implementation of initiatives that have directly influenced practice, specifically environmental and sustainability practices.
  • Conducting research, preparing presentations, and sharing findings with professional audiences.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative, superior organizational and project management skills, ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Familiarity with project specifications, architectural drawings, and building construction.
  • Ability to think critically and strategically and be able to conduct self-directed research and analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Familiarity with local and international regulations and standards for sustainable building design.
  • Proficiency with relevant software applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, InDesign. Familiarity with Revit, Rhino, and emissions benchmarking software is desirable.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members and senior leadership to influence policy and design.
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
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals with rich experience in healthcare design. The ideal candidate will have at least eight years of well-rounded architectural experience with a demonstrated passion for excellence in healthcare design.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, good organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a busy office are key attributes. 

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.

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
  • Development of outstanding healthcare designs
  • Ability to meet with clients and user groups to facilitate the design process
  • Ability to work independently and provide mentorship to junior staff.
  • Coordination of internal team, consultants and specification writer during design and documentation
  • Preparation of drawings in a REVIT environment
Qualifications
  • More than eight years of experience in an environment of design excellence
  • Masters level degree in Architecture
  • Evidence of continuing education in the field of healthcare design
  • EDAC (Evidence Based Design Accreditation) Sigma Six or LEAN training is an advantage
  • Experience with dRofus or similar data management programs is an advantage
  • Experience in a P3 environment is an advantage
  • Eligibility for Membership in the OAA
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Advanced knowledge of current versions of REVIT and AutoCAD
  • Contract Administration experience is considered an asset
  • Ability to undertake work in both official languages is a strong asset