Architect, Practice Leader, Healthcare

Reference #: 9997
City: Halifax 
Region: Nova Scotia
Secondary Location:
Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Business Line: Buildings


Regional Architectural Lead – Healthcare A49 Description

Architecture49 is a growing firm with promising career opportunities for talented people. Our offices, situated from coast to coast across Canada, house a diverse and accomplished group of architects, interior designers, technologists, landscape architects, and support staff, and we are always looking for new people to enrich our team.

At A49, we foster friendly, open working environments where employees can thrive on congenial collaboration. We seek meaningful projects where we can build on our focused expertise and impact the communities in which we work. We strive to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues. We recognize the quality, motivation, and commitment of our employees and celebrate their achievements.


Architecture49 Inc. is currently seeking a Regional Architectural Lead to work out of our Halifax office. This position will focus on healthcare projects and be responsible for the following:


  • Serve as a Senior Healthcare Architect in the Atlantic Region and be part of the Leadership Team
  • Work with the Managing Principal and National Healthcare Leader to create a long-term strategic plan to develop and meet market and target client goals
  • Assume leadership of our existing body of work with new and existing clients and a team of talented architects working on healthcare projects and other key sectors as opportunities require
  • Validate that designs and deliverables conform to guidelines, code requirements and other regulations
  • Full range of architectural services from proposals through design, contract documents, tendering, contract administration and warranty
  • Attend sector related conferences and continued education opportunities
  • Advise team members on design and/or technical solutions specific to the project types
  • Attend design team meetings
  • Manage project schedule budgets and performance


  • A degree in Architecture from an accredited institution
  • Must be a Registered Architect able to be licensed in Nova Scotia
  • Minimum 8-12 years of experience in healthcare architecture
  • Strong healthcare experience in Atlantic Canada
  • Experience with multiple delivery models including design-build, P3, and design-bid-build in Atlantic Canada
  • Experience as an account or client manager, including financial management
  • Strong listener, genuinely interested in people, and able to build followership among teammates and clients, alike
  • Track record of developing new business and relationships with a variety of clients who may own, operate, develop, construct and lead healthcare projects
  • Collaborative in your work-style, always looking for a more effective way to do things
  • A great communicator – whether verbally or in written form, people understand your ideas, and the way you share them
  • A good mentor – the people that you work with feel that you have their best interests at heart
  • Extensive background in healthcare planning and design
  • A resourceful and creative problem solver, and you are motivated and energetic
  • Interested in the drivers and ideas impacting the current and future healthcare industry.

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