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Heritage Architects

Primary Location: Thornhill (Commerce Valley Dr)
Secondary Location:
eQuest Job Type: Permanent - FT
Reference #: 5704
# of openings: 3



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WSP is currently seeking Heritage Architects to join our Rail & Transit department, located at offices within the Thornhill and/or GTA.



  • Review of schematic design, design development and construction documents to ensure integration with any historical designated structures as applicable;
  • Coordination with other design consultants;
  • Completion of reports as required;
  • Attendance and presentation at owner and stakeholder meetings as required;
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Member of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA);
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP);
  • 10 Years’ experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in playing a leadership role (e.g. partner-in-charge, lead designer, or a substantial contributor to the design) in at least one design award-winning constructed architectural project that are similar in scope and nature to the project identified in this Contract;
  • Demonstrated experience in the screening and evaluation of heritage properties and in the assessment of impacts to those properties from projects of a similar scope and nature to the project identified in this Contract;
  •  Relevant design awards include those awards which are peer reviewed by design professionals and awarded competitively by relevant design related organizations including but not limited to:
  • Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design and Interior Design professional associations (Federal - RAIC, CSLA; Provincial – OAA, OALA, AIBC, AAA; International – AIA, RIBA, ASLA, IFLA; Interior Design – ARIDO);
  • Heritage Design Awards for Architecture, and Industrial Design;
  • Design Publications (Azure AZ Awards, Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence, MARK, Details, Wallpaper, etc.);
  • Design Organizations (CCA – Canadian Center for Architecture, Design Exchange – DX Awards, Pritzker, etc.);
  • Government and regulatory bodies (Municipal urban design and architecture awards, Governor General’s awards and medals);
  • Design Competitions (project specific).
  • Awards from external disciplines and trades, such as those from engineering or construction organizations are not considered relevant design awards.
  • Awards from manufacturing and supplier organizations, such as those awarded by the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association or the Canadian Wood Council are not considered relevant design awards. 
  • Awards from facility-specific organizations or special interest groups such as the International Parking Institutes Awards of Excellence or APTA – American Public Transport Association are not considered relevant design awards.
  • Demonstrated experience with designing buildings that are attractive, sustainable, durable, cost-effective, respect heritage, are integrated into their surroundings, and successfully meet users’ needs;
  • Experience working with public sector agencies and institutions; and
  • Other Design Excellence qualifications and experience:  e.g. architectural or urban design awards; publications; experience on design review panels, competition juries, industry panels, etc.


Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview.  This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).


To learn more about our firm and the projects we have been involved in, please visit our World of Possibilities website listed below.

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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