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Junior Designer (Tenant Design Review)

What would it be like to be a Junior Designer (Tenant Design Review) at GH+A?

GH+A has an in-house Design Review Team. As a member of the team, you would provide design reviews of individual retail tenant submissions. Design submissions submitted to GH+A are annotated with suggested improvements supported by inspirational photographs and illustrated by a sketch and a schematic elevation/section, as deemed necessary. You would be under the supervision of the Tenant Design Review Senior Coordinator and work collaboratively with the tenant’s designer in order to raise the bar of their submissions and achieve design quality. The ideal candidate has experience in retail design and at maintaining a positive relationship with tenants. He or she possesses excellent communication skills to provide absolute clarity, inspire, inform and advise the parties involved.

You’re interested but you would like to know the role and responsibilities?

Here are some of them!

  • Fully understand and implement each properties’ design criteria manuals
  • Follow the pre-set 3-stage Tenant Review process; Preliminary Review, Final Review, and Signage Review of manufacture’s shop drawings
  • Quickly research images & place into a review document
  • Sketch alternative options for review with Tenant Review Leader
  • Participate in conference calls with all pertaining parties per tenant review
  • Update each of the properties’ status charts

What are our ”must-haves” for this position?

Education and Experience

  • Graduate of a 3 year program in Interior Design, Architecture, Construction Management, or Equivalent
  • 1-2 years of retail and mall design (asset)
  • Must be able to fully comprehend every aspect of each and every Criteria (per each different property)
  • Thorough understanding of the retail industry (asset)
  • Knowledge of National Building Codes, building materials and systems, such as MEP and life safety


  • Bilingual; Possess Excellent communication skills in English; speaking & written
  • Ability to read and thoroughly understand construction documents
  • Must be organized & work in a time-efficient manner
  • Ability to easily focus on the task (review) at hand, even with call interruptions from landlords, tenants, etc.
  • Conceptualize through hand sketching and illustration
  • Be independent, autonomous and very responsible
  • Must be detail-oriented

So what does GH+A stand for?

We stand for vital, engaging retail environments designed to yield exceptional and measurable results. We stand for the power of design to move people.
Since 1985, GH+A has evolved into one of North America’s leading retail design firms. With the combined expertise of our Montreal and Detroit offices, we’re adept at managing projects around the world.

Our out-of-the-box approach to retail design focuses on creating dynamic environments including stores, shopping centres and retail master planning projects, as well as the strategic positioning of the brand image of each space.

Why should you join GH+A?

We are passionate about design, creative, energetic, ambitious and talented. Our hard work and talent has been combined to create beautiful offices with a modern loft inspiration, complemented by luminous lighting and warm greetings. The downtown location of both our Montreal and Detroit offices makes them easily accessible.
We offer competitive salary rates, group insurance and above all, a work environment that guarantees quality work, an engaging and social environment and talented colleagues!

Imagine the possibilities!

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