architectural student intern / co-op

Are you passionate about building BC communities? At Station One Architects, our design experts specialize in the following core areas: education and community facilities, and affordable, market, and care housing. We’re looking for an architectural student who designs with purpose and impact. Join us in creating vital community spaces that inspire.

Be part of a team who is humbly confident in transforming our clients’ vision into built form.

We value our clients:          We listen. We’re easy to work with. We deliver on time and on budget.

We value our team:              We believe in work-life balance. We care about team culture and offer growth opportunities.

We have big aspirations:   We are a leading architectural firm in the province and we’re still growing. Every member of our team is part of our success. We are committed to exploration and innovation.

 Your Opportunity:

Architectural interns and Coop students have opportunity to apply what is learned to practical situations. Join us to assist with design, produce quality drawings, visualizations and hands-on models. Collaborate with team members who will mentor you on your journey to becoming a licensed architect. We are a company of creative minds. Grow your career where innovation and new ideas are valued.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the production of design and construction documents.
  • Provide design direction; utilize 3D visualization to create innovative concepts.
  • Apply code and life safety aspects to architectural projects, meeting legal requirements.
  • Assist in preparing and submitting required documentation for permit applications and occupancy.
  • Effectively communicate your creative vision to clients; public hearings and open houses as applicable.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with consultants, clients, and user groups.
  • Travel to clients and project sites across BC as required.
  • Participate in relevant continuing education opportunities, completion of Co-op / Internship course requirements.
  • Contribute to SOA’s team culture and model our core values.

Your Capabilities:

  • Creative professional with an exceptional eye for design; able to align with SOA’s design sensibilities.
  • Passion to manage medium to large scale institutional and multi-family projects.
  • Prepare and assemble construction documents for permit application and tender, and prepare project specifications.
  • Knowledgeable with all construction types and applying the BC Building Code.
  • Team leadership skills who can direct, coach and inspire others.
  • Effective at building successful relationships with clients and consultants.
  • Fluent in Revit and applicable graphic presentation and visualization programs, Microsoft 365.
  • Excellent organizational skills; can prioritize, multi-task, and work independently.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a high-performance environment.
  • Excellent English written, verbal, and visual communication skills.
  • Lifelong learner.

Your Credentials:

  • Preference of completed 2nd year of Masters of Architecture courses from an accredited university program.
  • Bonus points: Completion of BC Part 3 Code course, Specifier 1 & Specifier 2 courses.

Let’s talk. This full-time position in-person in Chilliwack is available May – December, offers a competitive salary range of $23 to $28 per hour, 37.5 hour work week, paid overtime, Friday afternoons off in summer, team events and potential travel expenses reimbursed. SOA supports continuing education to keep us at the forefront.

Apply by sending your cover letter, resume and portfolio to and follow us @stationone_architects. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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