Lead Designer


Date Posted



Architecture September 13, 2017 Smallworks Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Smallworks is a Georgie nominated and Ovation awarded small home design-build firm in Vancouver BC. We specialize in laneway home construction and small scale custom home design. We’re proud of customer focused, dynamic work environment, and the small-scale yet complex projects we’re famous for.

Job Description

The expectation for a successful candidate is to have the ability to carry the normal work load of a designer while providing support in improving building systems and design, and to be a knowledge resource for the design team. The lead designer works alongside two colleagues, each with their own set of clients. On average, the company takes on two new design and two build projects per month.

The role of our designer is to be the principal point of contact for an individual cohort of projects. Each designer is responsible to lead their clients through the process of personalizing Smallworks Homes. The designer is responsible for the production of permits, ID and construction drawing sets. The design team has the support of an In-house production management team to help create spec packages. Our designers are expected to maintain an advisory role throughout the construction process.

The Lead Designer is responsible for the team’s design integrity and performance targets, in addition to their design responsibilities.



Meet weekly to review targets with other designers
Bi-monthly meetings for global design review
Monthly meetings for production reviews
Work with production manager to establish quarterly and monthly targets


Design professional for over 6 years
Architectural training
Professional accreditation
Strong knowledge of LWH and in fill bylaws
Proficient in Vectorworks
Strong leadership, communications and organizational skills
Good people skills
Client management
Management of staff
Contact Info: If you’re interested in a position with a small design build company, please contact:

Jake Fry Smallworks Office 604.264.8837 ex 155 or email [email protected].

116 W 8th Ave, Unit 2 Vancouver, BC V5Y 1N2