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Director, Architecture

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
11 days ago

The mission of the Real Estate Development Department is to develop our premier real estate network, with continuous improvement of existing spaces and entrepreneurial, selective expansion of new spaces. Architecture's mission is to develop and manage the comprehensive designs, drawings, and documentation for our spaces.


Aritzia is growing and our Architecture Design team is growing with it. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the team responsible for designing and executing on a wide variety of elevated spaces, including new stores in exciting markets, state-of-the-art innovative spaces. As the Director of Architecture, you will lead the team responsible for developing the architectural vision and executing the technical drawing sets of our spaces. You will play a critical role in overseeing the quality and timing of projects, while managing the process and optimization to ensure the design vision is brought to life and achieves a best-in-class, brand-propelling experience in our retail spaces. And, with the people at the heart of everything you do, you will support your high-potential people to grow rewarding careers at Aritzia - while enjoying one yourself.


As the Director, Architecture, you will lead the team to:
  • Develop the architectural vision and strategy across our stores, distribution centers, support offices, and concierge centers
  • Ensure our designs meet all regulatory, code, and permitting requirements
  • Design, manage, and coordinate all specialty design documentation
  • Develop and manage all technical design documentation as it relates to functional drawing sections
  • Design and maintain catalogues across all specialty elements for all stores while continuously innovating our designs & approach
  • Coordinate all drawings, ensuring the design intent is realized and to validate that they are accurately executed on in the build
  • Work with the appropriate Business Support partners to seamlessly lead the day-to-day function of the department in support of corporate objectives, while enabling progressive career development and an incredible employee experience.


The Director, Architecture has:
  • Proven and best-in-class skills, education, and/or applicable certifications in Building Technology, CAD, and other AEC Applications
  • A commitment to learn, apply, champion, and enrich Aritzia's Values and Business and People Leadership principles
  • The skills to collaborate strategically with cross-functional partners in the pursuit of shared business outcomes
  • The ability to set clear objectives and design a strategy that inspires the team
  • A dedication to quality and investing in results and new business opportunities that add value


The typical hiring range for this position is $170,000 - $200,000 CAD per year. The final agreed upon salary may vary based on factors such as job-related knowledge, skills and experience. Additionally, this position may be eligible for bonus.

We are always looking for top talent - if your qualifications differ from those listed above, the scope of work and final agreed upon salary may be adjusted to reflect your individual qualifications.

Aritzia's Everyday Luxury compensation package goes beyond the base salary with endless growth and recognition opportunities through our pay-for-performance philosophy. Along with comprehensive benefits, aspirational workspaces and elevated employee perks and experiences - we provide it all.


Some of the industry-leading benefits you will receive working at Aritzia:
  • Product Discount - Maybe you've heard of our famous product discount? Or our exclusive private shopping events? You have now.
  • A-OK Commissary & Café - Everyday Luxury dining, exclusive to Aritzia. Our in-house bistro and café is a private oasis where employees can enjoy curated, subsidized Everyday Luxury dining.
  • The SET - Our in-office fitness studio and gym with state-of-the-art equipment, custom-created classes, and optional personal training. Open 7 days a week, works out well.
  • Aritzia Virtual Wellness - Because your health, happiness, and safety matter - 24/7 resources to support you in your wellbeing goals, be it physical, mental, social, or financial.
  • Aspirational Workplace - Our offices are specially designed to be spaces of creativity, productivity, and inspiration. They're also dog friendly. Woof.
  • Amenities - Additional amenities include a private parent's room, shower facilities with elevated complementary conveniences, bike rooms, and more.
  • The Extras - We also offer a multitude of other perks like dry-cleaning, hotel and restaurant discounts, self-care promos and on-site medical care.


Aritzia is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Our goal is to be inclusive, diverse, and representative of the communities where we work while creating an environment where every person can enjoy a successful career. This commitment applies to all candidates and employees regardless of race, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, place of origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, family status, marital status, disability, age, and any other protected characteristic.

Requests for accommodation due to a disability or any other protected characteristic can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and during employment by contacting our People & Culture Team.
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