Henriquez Partners Architects is a Vancouver based boutique design studio that excels at complex mixed-use projects that aspire to integrate poetics and ethics to create inclusive communities. Our mission is grounded in the optimistic belief that architects have a meaningful role in the creation of citizen cities.
We are a mid-sized studio with a collaborative and talented team of 60+ individuals from over 30 countries. At Henriquez, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. For Henriquez, social sustainability is not a trend, but a 40-year history of participation in causes that align with our values at the communities we serve. We are committed to practicing Truth and Reconciliation principles and wish to frame our design thinking, contributions, and overall professional conversation towards upholding Indigenous planning practices built on relationships of mutual respect, trust, and dialogue.
Our strong values driven culture has garnered recognition as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2020. At Henriquez you will find inclusion, career growth, professional engagement through research and innovation…and of course, time to have fun! Recognized as a “Design Firm to Watch” on Architizer’s A+ list for the second year running, we are now looking to expand our team with an Architect.
As an Architect, you have a unique role of guiding our projects and leading our internal Impact initiatives. Working under the supervision of Directors and Principals, you will help ensure that designs support the project goals and are executed with Henriquez Partners’ level of standards in mind. Your exceptional communication skills and ability to lead complex projects and design teams enable you to manage multiple projects concurrently. You will maintain an effective liaison with contractors, clients and authorities having jurisdiction. As a leader, you will mentor and communicate the design philosophy and project deliverables to intermediate and junior team members. This is an extraordinary opportunity to play a significant role on some of the most exciting projects in the country and be part of continuing to build an innovative and inspiring culture.
You are a seasoned architectural professional with experience in all phases from schematic design to construction administration. The ideal candidate will have experience designing diverse building types with a focus on residential and mixed-use projects that have gone through a rezoning process in Vancouver or Canada. Knowledge and passion for complete community building, including social sustainability as well as environmental sustainability (Passive House, Tall Wood) are essential for this senior level position. Beyond the built form, we have established Impact that aspires to be a catalyst for change in our extended communities. You will help guide projects in the studio to ensure our approach supports the Indigenous ways of planning, the rights of Indigenous people, and how it relates to land development and governance. In addition, Impact champions all our social justice initiatives, seeks opportunities for meaningful dialogue and engagement within our industry and in our communities and helps educate our staff. As the steward of Impact you will drive our practicing reconciliation initiative; act as the liaison between Henriquez and various organizations and Not for Profits; and actively lead Impact initiatives with our staff and community at large – which include Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the rebuilding of a village in Nepal, devastated by the 2015 earthquake.
Excellence at Henriquez Means…
- You approach situations with innovation and creativity.
- You understand the importance of details but are also a visionary.
- You rise to challenges and view them as opportunities and motivation.
- You thrive in a fast-paced environment and focus on the path forward.
- You wonder about the future of Architecture and are eager to make an impact.
- You are a self-starter who also thrives in a collaborative work environment.
- You are naturally curious and ask questions to continually learn and develop.
Required Skills / Experience / Qualifications
- Master’s degree in architecture with 8+ years’ experience. Undergraduate degree in Indigenous studies and/or related field an asset. Relevant lived experience with a broad perspective lens on reconciliation and decolonization preferred.
- Be registered with the AIBC. LEED AP and Passive House certifications are an asset.
- Recognition and understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Final Report and where possible, delivering on the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action.
- Knowledge and expertise in Indigenous inclusion or procurement initiatives that meet regulatory requirements for site specific development projects.
- Experience consulting with and establishing reciprocal relationships with First Nations and urban Indigenous communities.
- Ability to create innovative ideas in collaboration with others and independently.
- Superior written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
- Proficient with Revit and/or Vectorworks, other BIM tools are an asset.
- Proven track record of maintaining high quality standards while working to tight deadlines.
Is this you?
To learn more about our studio we encourage you to visit our website and if you are interested, please submit your cover letter, resume and portfolio through the form below.
We welcome all who are qualified to apply. Preference will be given to persons who self-identify as Indigenous (status and non-status First Nations, Metis, and Inuit).
Thank you in advance for your response, however only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.