Joining the Thinkspace team means being part of a dynamic and growing design practice where work / life balance is a priority. We are committed to design excellence and approach our work with a common set of values: curiosity, collaboration, commitment, a strong client focus, and accountability. These shared values shape the ways that we rise to the challenges and opportunities of each new project.
Benefits of working at Thinkspace
We want Thinkspace to be a progressive and desirable place to work. We make that happen by offering competitive salaries, a comprehensive extended health benefits package (with premiums paid for staff by Thinkspace), an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and a healthcare spending account (HSA) for items not covered by our extended health plan (worth $500 annually).
We also offer a flexible work schedule, work-from-home options, employee referral bonuses up to $10,000, and starting in 2023, long-service recognition awards for five-, 10-, 15- and 20-year workiversaries!
Career advancement opportunities are important when you’re looking for a new job. That starts with a progressive design culture with interesting, innovative, and challenging projects. Next, you need to be joining a growing practice with room for advancement – like Thinkspace! Mentoring from partners and senior associates helps staff develop their skills and move ahead within the practice. We’re big believers in life-long learning, and professional development is actively encouraged and supported financially. We also offer financial support for continuing education programs, so you can build your skill set, complete a designation, or start a new one!
Work / Life balance
Collaboration is huge for us, and our studios feature open-concept work environments. The five partners at Thinkspace are actively involved in the design process, and they work directly with project teams all the way from project concept through to final occupancy.
We believe it’s important to have fun at work, too. We held regular social events like potlucks, a summer BBQ, and an annual holiday event. Want to get outdoors with your coworkers? There’s an overnight hiking and camping trip for staff and their partners that has been going on for eight years. We’ve also put together Sun Run teams for the last several years, with staff from both Surrey and Kelowna participating!