Intermediate Architect / Designer



Here’s what we are about.

GGA-ARCHITECTURE is one of Southern Alberta’s largest architecture firms offering services in architecture, interior design and urban design in Western Canada. Working from our head office in Calgary we continue to be involved in some of the most exciting regional projects. Since 1983, we have provided our services to all levels of government, public and private school boards, post-secondary institutions, corporations and many private development clients.

We are proud of our work and our people. We take great care to hire outstanding individuals who are motivated to do their best.

Our firm is focused on developing an energetic, fun and diverse work atmosphere, with the opportunity to build an ongoing legacy. The culture at GGA-ARCHITECTURE acknowledges the importance of family and individual health. We believe in the culture we have created, committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity. We believe that people from different backgrounds and experiences can bring valuable insights to our workplace that enhance the way we work.

We are always looking for professional and talented people to join our team of experienced Architects, Interior Designers, Architectural Technologists and Contract Administrators.


GGA is seeking innovative and talented intermediate or senior Architects with a Professional degree in Architecture and 5 to 10 years’ experience to join our team of design professionals and industry-leading technical staff. The successful candidate will be disciplined, creative and an enthusiastic individual who is able to translate our client’s requirements into exciting architectural propositions, reflecting our pursuit of sustainable design excellence, which includes:

  • Work primarily with the design team and broader office teams (Marketing, Architectural Technology and Contract Administration) as required
  • Primary design lead on projects
  • Project lead for medium to large size projects
  • Taking direction from supervisory team members
  • Design studio focus on projects and project management
  • Prepare and review design reports, presentation packages
  • Primary point of contact with client/project manager
  • Primary point of contact with approving authorities
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior staff
  • Lead by example in all areas of work

GGA’s integrated design studio is an exciting professional environment, supported by active mentoring with opportunities to lead small to medium-sized projects.


The chosen candidate must possess

  • A recognized qualification in Architecture (typically BArch or MArch)
  • Registration with AAA, or other provincial governing body, or currently working towards qualifying for registration.
  • A professional and energetic attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a passion for collaboration and teamwork.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and an ability to work on multiple projects;
  • Effective Time management skills and an ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • You will liaise with consultants, clients, project managers and approving authorities.
  • Your portfolio should demonstrate proven design and visualization ability, as well as the design methodology you employ in your design process.
  • Work experience will be considered an asset and preference will be given to those with a strong graphic communication skill set.
  • Experience with admin programs including MS Office, graphic programs such as Adobe Creative Suite, Revit (BIM360 coordination is an asset) and 3D modeling programs including Sketchup, Rhino, Formit and common rendering software such as Enscape, Vray, Twinmotion, etc.
  • Industry-recognized certifications such as LEED AP, WELL, RHFAC etc. will be considered an asset.


Working at GGA is more than a job.

It is an opportunity to build a career in a collaborative and supportive multi-disciplinary environment where you have access to mentorship, special interest groups and a company-wide culture that encourages a holistic and well-rounded lifestyle. We acknowledge that your health and your family come first, and your place in our team comes after that.  The culture of our firm is rooted in our work, but supported by teamwork.

To support you and your family we offer a comprehensive benefit plan, summer hours in July and August and a Health and Professional development account.  These are just a handful of the benefits that our staff have.


GGA is an equal opportunity employer.

We work hard to enable our team members to succeed and, to that end, we prioritize attracting diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and creativity.

We’re committed to building a company and a community where people thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work every day.

All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

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