Intern Architect

Intern Architect

L7 Architecture is seeking a passionate and talented individual to join our growing team as an intern Architect.


  • Core value-driven culture
  • Regular social events
  • Collaborative / supportive work environment
  • Brand new office with design and collaboration focus
  • Professional development opportunities through training courses and mentorship
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Diverse duties will allow for growth in a multitude of areas
  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Free parking





Reports to:

  • Principals of L7 Architecture Inc.
  • Project Architect / Senior Interior Designer
  • Senior Architectural Technologist
  • Job Captain
  • Contract Administrator




This role encompasses but is not limited to the following duties:

  • Under the direction of the Project Architect, develops various design solutions for a specific project
  • Assists in various business development efforts such as writing proposals, attending conferences, reviewing, and preparing fees, etc.
  • Evaluates and assimilates design changes introduced by the client, consultants, or project architect
  • Coordinates architectural design development with other members of the design team along with engineering sub-consultants and specialist design disciplines
  • Remains current on drafting and design standards, new technologies and market trends on design
  • Keeps up to date on building codes, drafting/design practices
  • Stays current with Microsoft Office, Sketch-up, AutoCAD, Revit and other related design software
  • Carefully reviews and evaluates working drawings, structural calculations, specifications, schedules, cost estimates, landscape, and hardscape design
  • Coordinates with other areas within the firm during review process to obtain input
  • Monitor adherence to master plans and architectural, environmental, and engineering goals and requirements, as determined by the Project Architect


  • Ensures the production of accurate 3D representations, drawings, building details and drawing templates are in compliance with applicable building codes, bylaws and office standards
  • Verifying compliance with permit guidelines, building codes, provincial laws, regulations and codes
  • Identifies projects’ potential or actual non-compliance or design issues and problems and formulates appropriate and clear design options, recommendations and alternatives for resolution
  • Assists in architectural inspections of assigned leasehold buildings or facilities to verify owner/tenant compliance with applicable policies, guidelines, laws, regulations and codes and to identify any building/facility maintenance issues; identify leasehold maintenance or non-compliance issues; distribute directives to clients for resolution of non-compliance issues; coordinates any maintenance issues to ensure resolution

Client Care:

  • Interacts effectively, engaging in problem-solving and team building
  • Appropriately assists in defining issues, analyzing problems and risks, and evaluating alternatives
  • Develops sound, independent conclusions and recommendations
  • Actively participates in project design teams, master planning teams or in departmental and other appropriate meetings
  • Participates in regular project team meetings with external contacts/clients and/or their contractors

Business Development:

  • Solicits consultant fees for proposals
  • Assisting in preparing proposals
  • Assists in packaging of bid documents
  • Participates in consultant selection
  • Assists in the negotiation of fees
  • Communicates with, and obtains approvals of, senior staff and external contacts
  • Monitors and/or reviews work of junior staff and design consultants
  • Makes internal/external professional presentations regarding our business

Project Management / Coordination:

  • Assist in composing and presenting written architectural reviews or reports, including findings and recommendations regarding approval, and permitting of project
  • Prepares clear and concise reports, drawings, notes, correspondence, and other written materials
  • Prepares, interprets, and evaluates planning and contract documents and building finishes and materials
  • Assists with site evaluations, assessing physical and environmental constraints, potential for development, meeting authorities having jurisdiction requirements, and stakeholder interests and concerns
  • Provides support, consultation and assistance to staff, authorities having jurisdiction or other external contacts
  • Assists in providing architectural support and direction to staff, clients, consultants, and applicable contractors
  • Assistance to Contract Administrator in monitoring work during construction for conformance with architectural plans and specifications
  • Reviews and administers submittals, change order requests, and change orders




In the following we identify the most important knowledge, skills and abilities including familiarity with practical procedures, specialized techniques, analytical and conceptual skills and abilities needed for interaction with others.


University Degree in Architecture from a recognized Institution. Registered as an Intern Architect with the AAA and other organizations. Proficient in BIM/Revit, InDesign, Photoshop, PDF editing software, Harvest time tracking, Microsoft Office 365.


Related experience in an architecture firm is an asset. General knowledge of building codes, building standards, building structures and the capabilities to research and coordinate information. Understanding of the value of effective technical documents. Knowledge of technical detailing, construction process, construction industry. Ability to visualize and produce design options in 3D.

Key Character Strengths

  • Champions L7 culture
  • Service-oriented; always seeking to add value
  • Excellent multi-tasking, coordination, and organizational abilities
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse team
  • Values individual differences and perspectives
  • Adaptable; showing resiliency in our evolving environment
  • An effective communicator with strong listening, oral and written skills
  • Process-oriented with excellent proofreading and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Enjoys working in a fun, professional environment
  • Energetic and results-oriented
  • Passion for architecture and design



Please note, you must be eligible to work in Canada to be considered for this role, and priority will be given to local applicants.




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We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Edmonton, Alberta
T6E 5Z9
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