Intermediate Architect

  • Canada
  • May 25, 2023

DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 23, 11:59 PM

FORREC Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Hybrid)


FORREC is an experience design company that has created some of the world’s most successful leisure and entertainment destinations. Creativity and innovation are at the heart of who we are; it’s not just what we do, it’s part of our identity. This belief applies to every single person at FORREC, and to every service we provide and how we provide it. The people who work at FORREC are as diverse as our projects. Our team members come from many disciplines, cultures and perspectives, which allows us to be spirited, dynamic, sociable, and fearless.




This full time Intermediate Architect / Designer reports to the Director and Assistant Director(s) of Studio-A (Architecture Studio) to develop project work led by Project Managers/Sector Directors within the larger office. The role includes the generation of architectural project assignments, by creatively developing and communicating design concepts through a collaborative process with FORREC’s five Studio disciplines.

With design and construction experience, the Intermediate Architect / Designer is nimble and capable of developing innovative quality projects within the team culture of Studio-A. Working closely with Senior Designers/Architects and Design Managers, the Intermediate Architect / Designer position is an adaptive opportunity to learn and grow professionally within the immersive experiential and location-based entertainment design industry.



  • Master of Architecture degree or equivalent.
  • Licensed member of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA).


  • Bachelor of Architecture degree or equivalent.
  • 5-8 years of related professional experience in the Architectural profession.
  • Autodesk Certified User (ACU) Revit Certification or equivalent is an asset.
  • Experience using Revit in a Cloud-Shared Environment within project phases.




  • Works closely with Project Directors/Managers and other internal team members to meet overall project objectives.
  • Generates design concepts and drawings through effective graphic and verbal communication techniques.
  • Depending upon the size and scope of each project, renders conceptual design ideas and prepares 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings independently as well with senior design directions.
  • Manages and coordinates the work of Junior staff on various projects to ensure that all project work is delivered on time and on budget for agreed upon deliverables.
  • Creates technical CAD/Revit files to support the project team and deliverables as needed. The successful candidate will need to manage, follow or implement BIM Collaborative workflows following international and in-house standards.
  • Prepares, reviews, corrects, and updates documents during all phases of work, with specific experience in schematic design and design development phases.
  • Capable of acting as a liaison with clients and consultants on assigned projects to meet their architectural design needs and document coordination.
  • Manages client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination as well as coordination with internal studio departments including landscape architecture, interiors, graphics, project management, and creative for all assigned projects.
  • Enthusiastically participates and contributes to office activities, initiatives, and learning programs to further personal professional development and contribute to the development of more junior architectural staff.
  • Participates and presents training/professional development opportunities in-house for architectural staff and others in the form of monthly huddles, software introductions and/or general design discourse discussions.


  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm to work collaboratively in a team environment, lead when assigned and welcomes mentorship from Senior staff.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate design ideas and direction quickly via freehand sketching, written descriptions and/or 3D modelling.
  • Proficient technical skills and experience in preparing technical working drawings within multiple phases of an architectural practice.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with the principles of construction and experience working with a variety of consultants to innovate and develop challenging concepts into workable designs.
  • Confidence in requesting internal advice and consult from Senior Architectural staff to work through and resolve challenging designs, details, and coordination as a team.
  • Firm understanding and experience of space planning principles, particularly in hospitality and retail within the Middle East and North America is an asset.
  • Experience working with Revit in a cloud-shared environment is required. Candidates may be asked to complete a FORREC administered Revit Competency test to support the interview process.


  • Proficiency in architectural design and technical software skills including:
  • Proficiency in REVIT + Cloud-Shared platforms
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Proficiency in file management
  • Proficiency in SketchUp
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, & Illustrator graphic software
  • Proficiency using render engines (e.g. Enscape, Lumion or Vray) is an asset
  • Working knowledge and/or interest in other BIM and 3D modelling software and tools (e.g. Formit, Navisworks, Dynamo, Rhino and/or Grasshopper) is an asset.
  • Flexibility and openness to focus on a single client with a variety of project types and if required, to contribute to multiple concurrent projects in various stages of development.
  • Sound understanding of and interest in ‘experiential design’ industry precedents and developing trends, etc.


Why Choose FORREC?

  • A vibrant, creative space in the design hub of Liberty Village.
  • A hybrid work environment.
  • A culturally and creatively diverse group of people who weave fun into their work every day.
  • Varied social events led by our social committee.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Comprehensive benefits plan.
  • Company matching group retirement savings plan.
  • Public transit at the door.

Please submit your resume and portfolio by June 23rd, 2023 to We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

FORREC is committed to ensuring that all employment practices are inclusive. As an organization we are committed to providing and arranging accommodation for candidates upon request.

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