Turkel Design

Careers

Working With Us

We are a growing, experienced, category-defying firm that is breaking through boundaries between industries. We are redefining how to build a home – designing at the intersection of land acquisition, design, construction, product procurement, and project fulfillment. We work with an international and diverse clientele, guiding our clients through the entire project—from finding a site to specifying items from finishing to furniture – culminating in a stunning prefabricated home, delivered and assembled on-site.

If you are motivated by our mission to deliver high-quality residential architecture to a wide variety of regions, then read on.


The Job

  • Opportunity to augment Turkel Design’s creative voice

  • Act as primary designer during the schematic design process, and ensure that the design intent is maintained throughout subsequent phases

  • Customer-facing role, guiding the project and the client through site analysis, schematic design, permitting, construction documentation, pricing and specification

  • Coordinate and maintain lasting relationships with clients, staff, consultants, builders, and local regulatory officials

  • Ensure that projects are delivered within budget and on schedule

A typical day with us

  • Collaborating on the design of custom residences

  • Presenting and discussing designs with clients via online screen-share meetings

  • Providing innovative and thoughtful design direction for client consideration

  • Creating project schedules and coordinating with clients, consultants, and staff to implement them

  • Overseeing and reviewing the creation of complete sets of construction documents

  • Researching building codes, construction techniques, materials, industry standards, and local regulations

  • Traveling to perform site visits (across Canada and the US)

  • Participating in a collaborative studio culture


The Job

  • A leadership role, guiding the team and the project through design development, permitting, construction documentation, and production.

  • Coordinate and maintain lasting relationships with staff, vendors, consultants, builders, and local regulatory officials

  • Ensure that projects are delivered within budget and on schedule

A typical day with us

  • Interpreting 3D schematic Design Models and converting them into Design Development Drawings

  • Creating, and coordinating Building Information Models for complex residential projects for permitting, fabrication, and construction, with a keen understanding of the construction process, the specifications, and applicable building codes

  • Creating, and organizing complete sets of Construction Documents

  • Reviewing BIMs, DDs, CDs, shop and panel drawings to ensure that all conform to appropriate specifications, standards and building codes

  • Coordinating with local regulatory officials, consultants, and builders to ensure that the clients’ needs are met in a timely and cost-effective manner

  • Producing, analyzing and advising on detailed specifications for suitable materials and processes

  • Creating and overseeing the creation of details and families to further expand the existing detail library

  • Researching building codes, construction techniques, materials, industry standards, and local regulations

  • Visiting construction sites to ensure that architectural specifications are properly followed (across Canada and the US)

  • Participating in a collaborative studio culture, and advancing the performance of the Design Team by challenging the status quo, and acting as a change agent for continuous improvement


The Job

  • Join our growing Interiors Team to develop a complete set of systematized services for our high-end clients

  • Research, analyze and advise on detailed specifications, industry/local standards, materials, and processes, to establish a highly curated series of selections for our discerning clientele

  • Client-facing role, guiding them through the intimidating process of decision making, vis a vis interior design, some travel may be required.

  • Challenge the status quo and act as a change agent for continuous improvement

  • Coordinate and maintain lasting relationships with clients, manufacturers, consultants, builders, vendors, and local regulatory officials

A typical day with us

  • Prepare, review and present interior design layouts to clients, using 3D SketchUp models, and AutoCAD generated  interior elevations and reflected ceiling plans, via online screen share meeting, including:

    • tile and plumbing fixture layouts,

    • lighting design (in coordination with lighting designers),

    • cabinetry design,

    • furniture layouts and specifications

  • Create and present mood and material boards

  • Fine tune surveys to be reviewed and completed with clients

  • Work with project team to develop appropriate solutions for each individual client, while keeping track of the budget, schedule, and coordinating vendors and installers

  • Participating in a collaborative studio culture