GTA | DES 401: Design Studio V – Urban Systems Scale Synthesis

Winter 2024 term 1 Up to 2 open positions 156 hours total, approximately 12 hours per week at $37.53/hour

Overview of duties

The ideal candidate will be a strong design thinker with a proven ability to work iteratively and imaginatively. The primary tasks of the GTA will be one-on-one desk crits with students, review work in pin-ups and discussions, give tutorials on drawing and model-building methods, field questions from students via email and other modes of communication, and organize logistics. Class attendance is required.


“Current enrollment in the MArch, MLA, MUD MASA or MASLA program.
• Ability to effectively communicate with instructor and students (both verbal and written)
• Patience and precision in explaining course material and technical tools to facilitate student learning
• Mastery of foundational design principles, critical thinking, and creative problem solving
• Ability to relay information in a concise and organized manner
• Effective and logical planner that displays good team building skills
• Strong digital and analog drawing and modeling skills
• Possesses knowledge of Vancouver from previous studies
• Demonstrates ability to think across scales in portfolio sample”

Application deadline

How to apply

Submit online application with CV and cover letter.


Please note that course schedule may change. Please refer to the course schedule for the most up-to-date information.

Please note, total hours divided equally across 16 week term. 4% vacation will be added to total hours.