People

Susan Anderson

Senior Architectural Technologist, MSc, MCIAT, Job Captain

Dave Ankermann

Senior Technologist, Job Captain

Christopher Babits

Architect, AAA, MRAIC, Principal

David Cocks

Architect, AAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, Principal

Cheryl Dick

Managing Director, APR, MBA

Peter Drew

Senior Architectural Technologist, MCIAT, LEED AP, Associate

Louise Drysdale

Senior Architectural Technologist, MCIAT, BSc (Hons), Job Captain

Marilyn Elias

Finance Manager

Kelsey Gilberg

Technologist, T. T.

Deanna Kerr

Marketing Coordinator

Christine Knitel

Project Design Assistant

Cory Mehler

Technologist

Dwayne Miller

BIM Manager/Technologist

Kristen Moody

Intern Architect, AAA, MRAIC

Randy Ohlmann

Technologist

Jesse Potrie

Architect, AAA, MRAIC

Leah Schreiber

Technologist

Cole Shanks

Junior Technologist

Jordan Stearne

Intern Architect, AAA

Janay Stenberg

Architect, AAA, MRAIC

Bryce Stickel

Technologist

Chandra Thiessen

Intern Interior Designer, AAA, BAID, BFA

Henry Warszawski

Senior Technologist, CET, Associate

Dan Westwood

Architect, AAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, Principal

Theresa Yauck

Senior Interior Design Technologist, Associate

Heidi Zayachkowski

Technologist

Penella Zollner

Senior Technologist, Job Captain

Lacey de Kock

Administrative Assistant

Employment Opportunities

FWBA strives to offer a high level of service and quality work and needs real professionals to do so.


Architectural / BIM Technologist

FWBA Architects is looking for an Intermediate Technologist with BIM Modelling experience for our Lethbridge office. Our technologists work with our architects, intern architects and job captains on drafting projects in both AutoCAD and Revit for our clients. This role provides an excellent opportunity for technologists that are skilled in understanding the technical aspects of their discipline and wish to continue to gain experience on complex, interesting projects in a positive work environment.

FWBA Architects offers competitive compensation and a great work environment. Our firm’s culture is innovative and collaborative. We pride ourselves in our 90 years of service and our solid reputation. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on multimillion dollar institutional projects as well as more intimate, small projects throughout southern Alberta. We value people who have the desire to contribute to the communities they live in through involvement in and the creation of great places. In other words, people who have a positive impact on those around them.


Job Duties

  • Draft details for projects under the direction of Job Captains and in collaboration with the BIM Manager.
  • Prepare manual, Revit and CAD (computer-assisted design) drawings from conceptual drawings and instructions.
  • Ensure construction document accuracy based on discipline BIM Modelling.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines on design change and model challenges.
  • Adhere to BIM Execution Plan and BIM project workflow criteria
  • Follow BIM content standards and development procedures.
  • May take the lead on developing some discipline specific BIM content.
  • Print drawing sets for professional team and participate in reviews as required.
  • Prepare content and participate in BIM Coordination meetings.
  • Leverage BIM software and tools as a methodology to coordinate design documentation.


Requirements

  • Completion of a college or technical school program in Architectural or Engineering Technology or a related discipline.
  • Five years of experience working with the applicable software in an architecture company.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the architectural principles related to working drawing development.
  • Strong 3D modelling skills are a requirement while experience with COBie and/or Navisworks would be considered additional assets.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills; Able to communicate ideas in a clear manner both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
  • Excellent time management and project management skills.
  • High level of sound judgment and reasoning.
  • Ability to consistently interpret and follow company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a positive and productive team environment


Work Conditions

  • Significant amount of desk work.
  • Overtime and weekends may occasionally be required.


Salary Range

  • $35,000 - $47,500 depending on experience


About Lethbridge

Lethbridge is a vibrant, diverse city in Southern Alberta with a sustainable growth pattern, a nice pace of life and an excellent standard of living. Within one hour’s drive of the Rocky Mountains, the city is situated in a prairie landscape characterized by a dramatic river valley. With an established university, college and federal/provincial research stations, Lethbridge offers affordable housing and excellent arts, culture, sports and recreation. Check out www.chooselethbridge.ca for more about our city and region.

If you would like to join our team and contribute to a well-built, sustainable future in Alberta, please submit your cover letter, resume and work samples to Cheryl Dick, Managing Director at cheryl.dick@fwbarch.com. You can find our website at www.fwbarch.com.


Interior Designer

FWBA Architects is hiring! We are looking to expand our Interior Design team in Lethbridge with an experienced Interior Designer. As a highly motivated creative individual, you have a strong sense of design and want to continuously learn about interior design and architecture. A team player, you have strong communication, organization and problem-solving skills.

This position is responsible to work with the Project Lead and whole team in achieving design and technical excellence and working within a collaborative framework between our three offices in Lethbridge, Calgary and Medicine Hat. Project types include Education, Healthcare and Corporate Office design.

FWBA Architects offers competitive compensation and a great work environment. Our firm’s culture is innovative and collaborative. We pride ourselves in our 90 years of service and our solid reputation. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on multimillion dollar institutional projects as well as more intimate, small projects throughout southern Alberta. We value people who have the desire to contribute to the communities they live in through involvement in and the creation of great places. In other words, people who have a positive impact on those around them. Through meaningful support, our firm encourages the ongoing growth and development of our employee’s professional development.


Job Duties

  • Work with the project design team throughout all phases of project development to produce a high-quality product.
  • Responsible for interior design assignments and working with the project team to assist overall effort of completing various project phases.
  • Possess knowledge of furniture, fixture and equipment (FF&E), architectural/interior finishes, lighting, art signage, color and materials.
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of materials, detailing, construction techniques, related engineering principles, functional planning, FF&E procurement, lighting and construction costs and building codes.
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, materials application and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness
  • Performs material research in preparation of project specifications to carryout design intent of the projects they are involved with.
  • Contributing to detailed preparation of design and construction documents and solutions to general interior design problems.
  • Possess space planning skills and an interest in programming.
  • Checks and coordinates details and dimensions.
  • Responsible for completing tasks assigned to them including producing design drawings and assisting with the completion of construction drawings.
  • Create presentation material including presentation boards, material boards, elevations and 3D renderings.
  • Assist in supervising project document control tasks and maintain quality control of such tasks.
  • Coordination of consultants with interior and architectural documents.
  • Collaborate on concept and schematic design and design development.
  • Meet with product representatives, learn and advocate for ongoing improvement in the design of our projects.
  • Assist with the organization and updating of the Interiors Sample Library.
  • Planning and execution for various phases of project delivery.
  • Organizes own work efforts.
  • Completion of a recognized post-secondary program in Interior Design or a related discipline.
  • Registration with a governing association in considered an asset.
  • Will have 5-8 years in an architectural firm or interiors studio delivering projects from concept through design development and construction drawings.
  • Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator), and Microsoft Office experience is a requirement. Any 3D Rendering programs are an asset.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills; Able to communicate ideas in a clear manner both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
  • Excellent time management and project management skills.
  • High level of sound judgment and reasoning.
  • Ability to consistently interpret and follow company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a positive and productive team environment
  • Significant amount of desk work.
  • Site visits with travel
  • Overtime and weekends may occasionally be required.


Requirements

  • Completion of a recognized post-secondary program in Interior Design or a related discipline.
  • Registration with a governing association is considered an asset.
  • Will have 5-8 years in an architectural firm or interiors studio delivering projects from concept through design development and construction drawings.
  • Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator), and Microsoft Office experience is a requirement. Any 3D Rendering programs are an asset.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills; Able to communicate ideas in a clear manner both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
  • Excellent time management and project management skills.
  • High level of sound judgment and reasoning.
  • Ability to consistently interpret and follow company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a positive and productive team environment


Work Conditions

  • Significant amount of desk work.
  • Site visits with travel
  • Overtime and weekends may occasionally be required.


Salary Range

  • $40,000 - $55,000 – negotiable depending on experience


About Lethbridge

Lethbridge is a vibrant, diverse city in Southern Alberta with a sustainable growth pattern, a friendly pace of life and an excellent standard of living. Within one hour’s drive of the Rocky Mountains, the city is situated in a prairie landscape characterized by a dramatic river valley. With an established university, college and federal/provincial research stations, Lethbridge offers affordable housing and excellent arts, culture, sports and recreation. Check out www.chooselethbridge.ca for more about our city and region.

If you would like to join our team and contribute to a well-built, sustainable future in Alberta, please submit your cover letter, resume and work samples to Cheryl Dick, Managing Director at cheryl.dick@fwbarch.com. You can find our website at www.fwbarch.com.





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About Lethbridge

Lethbridge is a vibrant, diverse city in Southern Alberta with a sustainable growth pattern, a nice pace of life and an excellent standard of living. Within one hour’s drive of the Rocky Mountains, the city is situated in a prairie landscape characterized by a dramatic river valley. With an established university, college and federal/provincial research stations, Lethbridge offers affordable housing and excellent arts, culture, sports and recreation. Check out www.chooselethbridge.ca for more about our city and region.

Lethbridge, Alberta

About Calgary

Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta which is located in Western Canada. It is nestled in the Foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains and has many beautiful parks and rivers. The city is known for its friendly western hospitality and is a culturally diverse and thriving metropolis.

According to a survey published in 2007 by Forbes Magazine, Calgary was ranked the World’s Cleanest City by Mercer Quality Living. In addition to being a clean city with a high standard of living, we also have a relatively low crime rate when compared to other cities. Albertans are also known for being friendly and welcoming people.

The climate in Alberta allows residents to enjoy the benefits of warm summers and colder winters. Winter begins in December in Calgary, with spring coming at the end of March. Winters are cold and dry but fortunately we have regular Chinook winds that warm the city and give Calgarians temporary relief from the cold. The summer season is warm and dry and lasts from June until September.

View from a park overlooking the skyline Calgary during autumn

About Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat has always been a gathering place. Discover the valley and its waterways that attracted the Aboriginal peoples and the bison since ancient times. When the Canadian Pacific Railway arrived in 1883, the town of Medicine Hat was born – supposedly named after a Cree medicine man’s lost headdress.

Tucked into the southeastern corner of Alberta on the Trans-Canada Highway, the prairie oasis of Medicine Hat is two and a half hours from Calgary. Don’t forget your sunglasses, you’re entering the sunniest city in Canada!

Medicine Hat