Architectural Designer

Role Summary

Company: Activa

Job Title: Architectural Designer

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Reports To: Lead Architectural Designer

Location: Waterloo, Ontario

Reporting to the Lead Architectural Designer, the Architectural Designer is primarily responsible to conceptualize, plan and develop designs for the construction of our residential buildings while ensuring technical excellence and quality of project delivery.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with an integrated team to make sure that projected designs match their needs, and are functional, safe, and economical
  • Assist in the design of various aspects of the project
  • Sketch and develop design concepts and strategies for assigned projects
  • Prepare 2D and 3D presentations, renderings, and other materials to elegantly convey design ideas
  • Production of high-quality rendering and presentation materials
  • Participate in all stages of the project delivery and work with a number of construction professionals, including surveyors and engineers, producing drawings and specifications
  • Ensure all requested design work is completed in accordance with the project’s design specifications, restrictive covenants, and municipality restrictions
  • Understand and keep up to date with market design trends
  • Maintain leading edge of new home design
  • Liaise with Marketing and Sales Manager to lead the integrated designs to grow client services and business success
  • Liaise with project management dept. regarding the objectives, requirements, and budget of a project
  • Consult with Professional Consultants about the design environment
  • Effectively communicate the project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Plan, track and schedule project timelines and milestones, ensuring target dates are met
  • Maintain and ensure continuity between base plan and marketing libraries, and ensure all stake holders are updated
  • Ensure all information and project design documents are distributed to the appropriate departments within the given timeline


  • Diploma in Architectural Technology or Degree in Architecture from a recognized program
  • 3-5 years of experience of delivering high quality residential projects
  • Must include a portfolio with your application (Link, website, or PDF).
  • Experience in the production of high-quality computer renderings and presentation materials
  • Architectural design software skills ex: Revit, 3DSs Max, Sketchup, Photoshop, and other architectural design software
  • Experience in sustainable design and Energy Star buildings
  • Strong knowledge of the Ontario Building Code and other applicable laws. BCIN an asset
  • Must have excellent attention to detail and be able to produce high quality work as set forth by the company standards

Personal Attributes

  • Effective interpersonal skills through the management of professional teams and daily interactions with all levels of personnel, senior management, and contractors, consultants, and outside stakeholders
  • Excellent communicator with well-developed written communication skills and clear, persuasive, encouraging and motivating verbal skills
  • Able to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Effectively able to prioritize and execute task in a high-pressure environment
  • Professional and detail-oriented
  • Able to communicate competently and effectively in the English language

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    Activa is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation throughout the recruitment process please contact our Human Resources department.

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