SHAPE Architecture is an award-winning architectural practice of architects and designers located in the heart of Vancouver. The firm was founded on the belief that our work as architects is central to creating an engaging, humane, and sustainable future in the built environment. Our studio culture is based on the pursuit of excellence, focusing on enriching our communities through the architectural expression of public institutions, housing, and larger scale urban mixed-use projects.

What is it like to work at SHAPE Architecture?

Our diverse team brings a lot of passion and perspective into the design process. At SHAPE Architecture, we advocate an open and collaborative environment because we believe every voice matters, and sharing our thoughts, experiences and viewpoints brings forth new ideas. Beyond engaging with our staff, we actively engage with the public, as this is how we find the best designs get shaped and formed.

At SHAPE Architecture, your time here is important to us. We want to learn about your career goals and definition of success so that we can provide mentorship, continuing education and professional development opportunities to help you get there.

Much like our design process, we find ways to adapt when things change. In addition to the support and mentorship we provide for one another, we offer generous paid-time off, health benefits, flexibility and work-life balance. Our office has also implemented a hybrid-work model, with three days in-office, and two days remote.

Current Openings

Bookkeeper

The Bookkeeper will take care of the firm’s day-to-day financial tasks. In this role, you willl be responsible for both accounts payable and receivable along with all payroll and bank account management and reconciliation tasks. To do well in this role you should have previous experience as a Bookkeeper and have used Quickbooks.

Your Responsibilities

Accounts Payable

  • All bills and invoices to be recorded in QBO
  • Projects-related consultants invoices life-cycle (receive, bill to client, receive payment from client, pay consultant)
  • Release consultants payments once a month
  • SHAPE related AP run once a month
  • Process EFT payments via Plooto
  • Monthly Credit card bills payments
  • Help ensure accounts are not overdue

Accounts Receivable

  • Monthly billing cycle
  • Progress billing prepared in Function Point with QBO integration
  • Ensure the FP – QBO integration runs smoothly
  • Bill disbursements
  • Project-related consultants invoices billed to client
  • Help ensure overdue accounts are followed up on

Recording day-to-day financial transactions

  • Post daily financial transactions to QBO
  • Ensure good record keeping (receipts recording both digital and physical)
  • Monitor bank accounts and CC
  • Manage petty cash
  • Monitor shareholder loans
  • Process cheques
  • Help manage cash flow
  • Produce reports for weekly financial meetings AR, AP, Cash Flow

Month End

  • Reconcile all credit cards and bank accounts

Payroll

  • Process semi-monthly payroll using Ceridian Powerpay
  • Collect and record reimbursable receipts from staff
  • Process payroll in QBO

Government remittance

  • GST monthly, WCB, EHT quarterly
  • Work with an accountant when necessary. Help prep year end.

Administrative duties

  • Scheduling/Reception
  • Ordering supplies
  • Helping with administrative tasks as needed

 

This is what you bring to SHAPE Architecture

  • Bachelor’s degree or Certificate in accounting or business administration.
  • Excellent knowledge of general accounting principles.
  • High school diploma.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping software.
  • At least 2 years of bookkeeping experience, preferably within a business-services environment such as architecture, engineering or construction.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • Experience with accounting software such Quickbooks, or QBO.
  • Able to prepare, review and understand a financial statement.

 

Intermediate Intern Architect

SHAPE Architecture has an immediate opportunity for the position of Intermediate Intern Architect in our Vancouver office. The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • A degree in Architecture from an accredited University
  • 3-5 years post-graduate professional experience
  • 1-2 years demonstrated proficiency with Revit, Sketchup
  • Proficiency in construction documentation including envelope detailing
  • Strong conceptual and technical design skills
  • Experience working on complex public and institutional projects an asset
  • Experience developing contract documents, including interior details
  • A solid understanding of the Vancouver Building Bylaw, BC Building Code and other relevant Municipal Zoning Regulations
  • Good command of the English language, with effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Eligible to work in Canada (must be registered with the AIBC or be eligible for registration in the province of British Columbia)
  • Willing to work from the office
  • Well developed understanding of current building systems, and materials
  • A passion for accuracy and organization
  • A collaborative and flexible approach
  • Experience as a team player and active contributor
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and time management skills
  • Eligible to work in Canada (must be registered with the AIBC or be eligible for registration in the province of British Columbia)

This is what the position entails

  • Working with a team of architects and intern architects to deliver project documentation requirements through all project phases
  • Development and preparation of Design Development Drawings and outline specifications
  • Development and preparation of Contract Documents and specifications
  • Coordination of project documentation from subconsultants
  • Coordination of code and bylaw analysis
  • Assistance with Contract Administration

 

Student Intern

SHAPE Architecture has an immediate opportunity for the position of Student Intern in our Vancouver office. The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Assist with design drawings
  • Discuss project requirements with your team
  • Organize files and materials
  • Visit worksites to make sure everything goes as planned
  • Prepare contracts, reports, CAD drawings and diagrams
  • Generate design development ideas
  • Research building codes and standards
  • Develop 3D conceptual designs
  • Prepare design mock-ups and color boards
  • Research the different types of building materials, lighting fixtures and other products
  • Good command of the English language, with effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Eligible to work in Canada

 

Architectural Technologist

SHAPE Architecture has an opportunity for an Architectural Technologist in our Vancouver office. The studio is a fast-paced, progressive and expanding design practice. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • An Architectural Technology Diploma or Architecture Degree
  • Experience working on projects in a variety of sectors – including mixed-use residential and institutional
  • 5+ years of experience as an architectural technologist
  • Proficiency in construction documentation including envelope detailing
  • Advanced fluency with Revit
  • Excellent understanding of the Vancouver Building Bylaw, BC Building Code and the Municipal Zoning Regulations
  • Well developed understanding of current building systems, and materials
  • A passion for accuracy and organization
  • A collaborative and flexible approach
  • Experience as a team player and active contributor
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and time management skills
  • Eligible to work in Canada (must be registered with the AIBC or be eligible for registration in the province of British Columbia)

Get in touch

If you are as passionate as we are about making an impact in the way we shape our communities, we invite you to send your CV and portfolio, with the role you are applying for as the subject line, to careers@shapearchitecture.ca.