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Job opening:


Yellowknife, Northwest Territories


Taylor Architecture Group (TAG) is a Northern-based architecture and engineering firm with a focus on community design work, especially for First Nation and Inuit communities, throughout the Far North.


We have an immediate opening for a Project Architect in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

TAG’s head office has been located in Yellowknife for the past 40 years. The firm started from the ground up, as a small, process-driven practice aiming to provide high-quality design services specifically for northern, remote, Indigenous communities. As our experience and expertise has grown over the years, our team has expanded to about thirty multidisciplinary staff, including architects, engineers, interior designers, and R&D personnel. We continue to pursue an iterative and exploratory design ethic while collaborating daily across three offices in Yellowknife, Whitehorse, and Ottawa.

The team at TAG takes a socially-minded approach to architecture. We leverage our projects to provide the best possible outcomes for the communities we serve. Depending on the nature of the project, this has meant – for example – working directly with communities to develop culturally sensitive designs, or coordinating project delivery methods to support local employment, or building in training opportunities throughout the process, or applying present-day technologies in ways that celebrate and support traditional practices.

The ideal candidate will be socially conscious, open-minded, and willing to learn from our diverse range of clients – while also being enthusiastic about the challenge of designing projects for some of the most logistically and climatically extreme environments on earth. 

With integrated mechanical and electrical engineering, we operate as a cohesive team. We focus on creating positive working relationships & mentorship opportunities, and maintaining open lines of communication. The successful candidate will join an established network of designers and will contribute management/ mentorship skills to support the success of ongoing projects. Ideally, this person will be enthusiastic about teamwork and will foster positive relations with client groups, while being technically proficient in their field.

Project work ranges through large-scale civic, educational, and institutional facilities, as well as smaller-scale commercial or residential projects. TAG’s projects are located in communities across the three northern territories. Travel on small aircraft and remote winter roads will be a requirement of the position.

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  • Act as Project Architect for a variety of involvements in Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and potentially also Yukon

  • Lead and assist with production of architectural construction drawings including site plans, plans, elevations, sections and details

  • Coordinate other disciplines including interior designers, engineers, contractors and other consultants

  • Work in a supportive manner to develop the capacity of junior staff

  • Undertake project research including cultural, site, and material investigations

  • Work will include occasional travel to remote communities in the arctic and sub-arctic; candidate should be comfortable with travel in small airplanes


Credentials and Skills:

  • Licensed Architect with a provincial or territorial association in Canada or experienced Intern Architect

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the field of architecture (ideally 5+)

  • Experience in remote, sub-arctic or First Nations communities is an asset

  • Experienced with construction documentation, contract administration, and project management for design and construction involvements

  • Strong interpersonal and management skills; enthusiasm for a team-based process

  • Strong communication skills; fluent in written and spoken English

  • Coordinate and lead a team - provide support to 1-2 (up to 4) junior personnel

  • Excellent knowledge of national building codes and standards

  • Knowledge and comfort with AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office programs are required

  • Familiarity and experience with Revit and Sketchup are an asset


Length of Contract:

This is a full time (37.5 hr/week), permanent position located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.


Moving Costs:

A moving expense stipend will be provided by TAG. Temporary housing is available upon arrival in Yellowknife until the candidate secures permanent housing.


Salary and benefits:

We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a full benefits package.


How to apply:

Please submit your CV and portfolio to

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