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Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario

Architectural Technologist

Posted on: June 2nd, 2017

Job Description

Architectural Technologist

This temporary, full-time position (to May 2019) with the University of Guelph Architectural Design team is a great opportunity to combine your knowledge of civil construction with your expertise in architectural design, detailing and estimating.

Reporting to the Manager of Architectural Services, you will prepare architectural designs – from concept through to finalized plans – for renovations, additions or work orders. Your specific responsibilities as an Architectural Technologist will include:

  • conducting site investigations;
  • interviewing client(s) to define the project or work order;
  • gathering pertinent background information;
  • formulating a design concept;
  • preparing preliminary drawings and cost estimates for the Manager’s review;
  • 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.
  • Preferably, CET, AATO or OAAAS certification.
  • 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 Codes, and Ontario Fire Codes.
  • 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 change lives and improve life.

To view a detailed posting of this Architectural Technologist role, please go to our website at Applications, quoting Hiring #2017-0210, must be addressed to

We thank all applicants for their interest, but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications from members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.

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