We are seeking an Architect, The Planning, Design & Construction (PD&C) department is responsible for all major and minor capital projects for the School of Public Health (SOPH).Under supervision of the Assistant Director of Planning, Design & Construction, the Architect provides planning, space use analysis, programming, design development, and other evaluations, and provides guidance of interior and exterior design issues during the design and construction of major and minor capital projects. The Architect provides oversight and guidance of campus building, space planning and design efforts, develops and maintains design guidelines and standards for building, space, landscape, and campus development, and reviews work by outside consultants to ensure conformance with plans, standards, and design intent. The Architect collaborates with other SOPH staff to provide comprehensive oversight of planning, design, and construction projects.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Perform technical analyses of existing building architectural systems to inform recommendations regarding design, functionality, and performance. This may include engaging outside consultants for testing, planning or design studies, and engineering support. Systems to be evaluated include building envelope, interior systems and finishes, space planning and layout, landscape, and site work.
Participate and provide technical direction in design and construction progress meetings to help ensure adherence to university standards and contract conditions.
Oversee, review, and evaluate Capital Project designs in support of the School's standards, guidelines, policies, and campus development plans. Provide technical direction and guidance.
Work with stakeholders, SOPH staff and external consultants or experts as required to develop and document design standards for renovation and new construction that support the university goals and objectives, are durable and financially appropriate, and reflect sound architectural practice. Provide oversight and review of consultant's documents for design and construction projects in the area of architectural design, detailing, conformance with SOPH standards, and appropriateness of systems and product specification. Interface with SOPH Operations personnel in recommending the most appropriate design solutions, addressing durability, financial sustainability, and architectural appropriateness.
Review construction work progress on construction sites for quality assurance and conformance with contract documents. Assist in resolving discrepancies and disputes that arise during the construction process.
Work with the senior leadership, departmental representatives, SOPH Operations, and government officials to guide and oversee the development and implementation of campus-based planning initiatives. Work with the SOPH Operations & Sustainability and university constituents to champion progress on the university's sustainability initiatives.
Participate in other planning and design related tasks and initiatives of strategic importance to the SOPH as well as related data gathering and analysis, research, presentation preparation, facility surveys, and other ad hoc efforts as assigned.
Prepares information for decision making by SOPH leadership.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to foster a collaborative, inclusive, collegial, and consensus-building relationship with colleagues based on competence, trust, and respect.
Superior written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present complex material in a useful and understandable fashion to diverse audiences.
Strategic thinker with proven analytical and organizational skills.
Committed to the mission of the school, customer service, and best practices in planning, design, and construction.
Knowledge of building codes and ability to review documents for compliance.
Knowledge of ADA codes and ability to review documents for compliance.
Knowledge of building envelope systems and best practices.
Knowledge of building systems, control systems, operating environments, and commissioning processes.
Knowledge of building interior systems and performance of finishes in commercial environments.
Knowledge of the furniture industry including specification, sourcing, installation, and maintenance.
Ability to build comprehensive reports for data within spreadsheet and database systems.
Ability to produce accurate, timely delivery of complex materials.
Flexibility to work with last minute changes.
Ability to prioritize tasks.
Bachelor's Degree in Architecture required.
Ten years of experience in architectural planning and design work.
Professional Architect license in the State of MD or a state with reciprocity is required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Master's Degree preferred.
Classified Title: Architect Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF Starting Salary Range: $83,100 - $114,230 (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 A.M - 5:00 P.M Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health Department name: Project Mgmt and Construction Services Personnel area: School of Public Health
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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