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Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario

Architectural Technologist

Posted on: November 23rd, 2017

Job Description

Join the University of Guelph Architectural Design team in this temporary, full-time position (from January 2018 to December 2020), calling for your architectural design, detailing and estimating expertise and knowledge of civil construction.

Reporting to the Manager of Architectural Services, you will prepare architectural designs – from concept through to finalized plans and contract documents – for renovations, additions or work orders. This will include site investigations, interviewing clients to define the project or work order, gathering pertinent background information, formulating a design concept, and preparing preliminary drawings and cost estimates for the Manager’s review.

Your responsibilities as an Architectural Technologist will also involve:

  • preparing technical construction details and complete sets of detailed architectural and structural working drawings, as well as coordinated specifications;
  • creating project schedules and tender documents for the Manager’s review, or review by a licensed architect or engineer, as required;
  • tendering projects for review by the Manager, conducting site reviews with contractors, receiving submissions, and making recommendations to the Manager;
  • reviewing shop drawings and materials samples;
  • interacting with, and providing technical assistance to, in-house staff, as required;
  • attending site meetings and revising construction documents;
  • coordinating utility locates; and
  • performing other associated duties, as assigned.

To assume the role of Architectural Technologist, you must have:

  • A three-year community college diploma in Architectural Technology, Engineering Technology, Building Science or other related discipline, coupled with a few years’ directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CET, AATO or OAAAS certification, preferred.
  • Proficiency in architectural design, detailing, and estimating.
  • Knowledge of civil construction.
  • Familiarity with architectural methods and materials, related design and construction trades, the Ontario Building Code, and the Ontario Fire Code.
  • A track record as a team player with excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Full proficiency with AutoCAD and the MS Office suite of software.
  • Proficiency with MS Project, an asset.

The University of Guelph ( is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive comprehensive institutions, with a record of outstanding scholarship in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences. This is your chance to join us in our endeavour to improve life.

To view a detailed posting of this Architectural Technologist role, please go to our website at Applications, quoting Hiring #2017-0584, must be addressed to

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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