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    Campus Architectural Designer

    January 03, 2018


    As a significant anchor institution in the eastern GTA, UTSC combines the intimacy of a close-knit campus, the breadth of the liberal arts and the depth and rigor of one of the world’s best research universities. Fostering a vibrant culture of community engagement, UTSC students cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

    The 300-acre UTSC campus has grown from its early buildings, designed by architect John Andrew and inspired by the dramatic landscape of the Highland Creek Valley to include new residential, athletics, research and teaching facilities. Expansion has been guided by the strong fundamentals of the original Scarborough College with a commitment to high quality architecture, natural open spaces, deep environmental considerations and a student-centered experience.

    Within this context, the University of Toronto Scarborough’s Department of Design and Construction Management offers a unique opportunity to undertake a diverse range of project types within a similarly diverse range of buildings. The Department’s projects involve renovations and additions to existing buildings with construction budgets which typically range from $50K to $5M. Our goal is to create innovative and timely solutions that will contribute to enhancing the built environment for faculty, students and staff in support of the University’s mission.

    UTSC is seeking a candidate with a passion for design excellence to join the DCM team and fill the newly created roll of Campus Architectural Designer. Working under the supervision of the Managing Architect (Architecture and Planning), and supporting departmental staff and the Director, Architecture, Planning and Project Development, the Campus Architectural Designer will work as part of the design and planning team to prepare architectural drawings, space program analysis, test-layouts, data sets, 3-dimensional models and other documentation.

    Qualifications include

    Education and Experience:

    Advanced College Diploma in Architecture and two years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional degree in Architecture and tracking toward licensure with the Ontario Association of Architects is an asset.

    Sound knowledge of architectural graphic representation.


    Excellent computer skills including: AutoCAD with experience in the preparation of architectural drawings, Google Sketchup, Microsoft Office, Excel and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).

    Demonstrated ability to create 3D drawings at an intermediate level in Sketchup and to design and layout graphic materials for presentation and/or publication.

    Must possess superior written and verbal communication skills and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.


    Candidate must have a passion for quality and design excellence, and artistic ability. Tact and diplomacy are essential to perform the service aspects of the job.

    Must be thorough, systematic and conscientious in work habits, self motivated, able to work independently, balance a variety of tasks simultaneously and meet competing deadlines. Must possess the ability to adapt to new technical changes in architectural design and representation.

    Duties include

    Architectural drawings and document layout 

    • Prepares test layouts for physical planning studies to assist planning analysis and project planning.
    • Prepares architectural drawings (schematic through permit set), as part of a team, for small to medium capital renewal projects.
    • Coordinates with consultants on technical details for drawing set.
    • Undertakes site review including construction administration, under the direction of the Managing Architect; this may include review of shop drawings, samples, and product data submittals from time to time.
    • Prepares test layouts for furniture fit/placement
    • Gathers information and compiles furniture costing and installation through direct contact with suppliers
    • Prepares and updates other graphic materials including 2 and 3-d mapping, building documentation, and diagrams.

    3 dimensional electronic modelling

    • Maintains and updates campus Sketchup model.
    • Prepares 3D massing studies of potential building sites to assist Managing Architect and Director in their planning analysis and Capital project planning.

    Data collection and space planning analysis

    • Conducts data collection or physical campus surveys as required for analysis and the maintenance of space related data. Surveying may include observation, measurement, coordination of consultant materials and discussion with users (faculty, staff, students).
    • Attends user committee meetings to gather detailed space requirements including equipment and furnishings.
    • Verifies space related information on campus through observation and measurement.
    • Prepares and enters space related data into spreadsheets.
    • Occasionally gathers information of precedents or other applicable studies.

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    University of Toronto Scarborough


    Toronto, ON