Senior Design Architect - Levin & Associates Architects

Levin & Associates Architects

Los Angeles

Levin & Associates, an internationally recognized and award-winning firm, founded in 1980 by architect Brenda A. Levin, FAIA, is seeking to hire a Senior Design Architect to join our team.

 

We are looking for a creative, dedicated, and hard-working licensed professional with at least 10 years of experience. The successful candidate will have a solid, well-rounded background in design, construction document production and detailing, as well as proficiency in Auto CAD 2014, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup and REVIT, and  can lead a project, manage a team of consultants and mentor junior staff.

Among our current projects are new buildings and infrastructure work at Dodger stadium, an adaptive re-use and new Teaching/Learning Lab building at a progressive private high school, and the re-imagination of an iconic performing arts venue. Expertise in these building typologies will be beneficial.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Interested applicants should send an email including resume and relevant work examples (PDF files) to info@levinarch.com. Reference Senior Design Architect position on the subject line.

University of Washington University Architect

Our ClientThe University of Washington (UW) is one of the nation’s most distinguished educational and research institutions. Ranked in the world’s top 15 universities in measures that include US News & World Report and The Academic Ranking of World Universities, the UW is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the Pacific coast. Together, the University’s three campuses in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell anchor the Puget Sound region and are firmly established as the pinnacle of the higher education system in Washington State. All three campuses benefit from the region’s Pacific Rim location, from the growth of the Pacific Northwest, and from the growth and dynamism of Seattle.Together, the UW’s three campuses educate approximately 32,000 undergraduates and 15,000 graduate and professional students, with about 6,000 students at both Bothell and Tacoma. In addition, the UW’s Continuum College programs (online, MOOCs, summer programs, and extension activities) educate another 49,000 students this year. The urban campus setting encompasses 634 acres. For additional data about the University, see http://www.washington.edu/about/.The Seattle campus’ 16 schools range from Arts & Sciences to Education, Engineering, Built Environments, Information, Public Health, Law, Business, and Medicine. Average time to complete an undergraduate degree is four years, and 83% of entering freshman graduate within six years. The University’s historic commitment to accessibility and aid is evident in the increase in the percentage of undergraduates from under-represented minority groups (up to 18% in FY 2010), the percentage of students eligible for Pell Grants (29%, more Pell-eligible students matriculate at UW than at all Ivy League institutions combined), and the number of students who are first-generation college matriculants (31%).The UW receives more research dollars than any other public university in the nation, with $1.628B in awards in FY 2017. With $6.1B in revenues for its 2017 fiscal year, the University is one of the five largest employers in the state; factoring in the revenues from its affiliated hospitals, the University’s FY 2017 budget was $7.25B. Its annual economic impact on the state of Washington is now $12.5B, up from $9.1B just five years ago. At the end of FY 2017, the University’s consolidated endowment exceeded $3B.  The University’s financial reports are available at http://finance.uw.edu/financial-report-archive.UW staff enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities and an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. Seattle is the nation’s fastest-growing city, with a population of approximately 700,000 in the city proper and over two million including surrounding King County. Major corporations headquartered in the Puget Sound area include Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Costco, and Weyerhaeuser. Seattle’s average household income is over $60,000, and more than 55% of residents hold a four-year college degree or higher.The University is governed by a 10-member Board of Regents, which is appointed by the governor of Washington State to renewable six-year terms, and includes one student appointed annually. The Regents meet monthly in open session and have three standing committees – Governance, Finance and Asset Management, and Academic and Student Affairs.In 1957, Board of Regents established the UW Architectural Commission to advise the board and president on matters concerning the design, function, performance, and environmental integrity of the university’s buildings, landscapes, infrastructure, and urban amenities.  The Commission is comprised of renowned architects and reviews and evaluates plans and projects that affect the aesthetic character and composition of the university’s three campuses. The UWAC reviews the selection of building sites, the design of new buildings and public spaces, major additions and modifications to these elements, and campus plans; and it issues general and specific recommendations related to these elements, and to design and planning policies that ensure the aesthetic and historic integrity of the public settings of university life.  The commission assists the regents and president in the selection of architects and consultants for all projects that influence the physical and aesthetic character of its campuses, and periodically reviews the design of these projects through all phases of their development.  In addition, the commission periodically reviews and evaluates the university campus master and subsidiary plans, and advises the president on related architectural and environmental issues as they may arise, including historic conservation.LocationSeattle is a city of self-starters who believe that anything is possible when they work together. They are adventurous and entrepreneurial, caffeinated and connected. This global hub for innovation is an international epicenter for turning ideas into actions, and the UW is at the heart of it. Whether you are into art or food, history or tech, city living or the outdoors, there is a community for you here. From historic districts rich with culture to vibrant hubs buzzing with new businesses, the neighborhoods offer plenty of ways to explore like a local. Enjoy a beach town vibe in West Seattle, dance the night away in Capitol Hill, dine at on-trend eateries in Ballard, discover the intersection of art and history in Pioneer Square, and much more across town.With everything from unrivaled natural beauty and world-class attractions to major sports teams, a thriving arts and culture scene, and beyond, there is always something to do in Seattle. Everyone should experience the Space Needle and Pike Place Market at least once, but those are not the only draws worth a visit. Seattle has so much to offer, from major attractions to unexpected surprises. Every day of the year, there is a festival, performance, concert, reading or sporting event happening in Seattle.Seattle is not nicknamed the Emerald City by accident — the greenery is something to behold year-round. There is no shortage of ways to get out and explore in this nature-filled mecca. Dig in and see why people from all walks of life – locals and visitors, artists and innovators, explorers and dreamers – are inspired by the urban natural spaces of Seattle.Seattle has a reputation as one of the greatest arts cities in the world—after all, this is the home of music legends like Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, and Pearl Jam. Dancers, artists, musicians, and writers showcase their craft in new and unexpected ways. Seattle Symphony plays the classics and puts adventurous twists on famous soundtracks. Museums, galleries, and public parks shine the spotlight on treasured artifacts as well as avant-garde modern art.New census data shows Seattle notched another year of impressive population gains in 2017.  As a result, Seattle is now this decade’s fastest growing big city with a population increase of 18.7 percent, or 114,000 people, since 2010. For more information, visit: https://www.visitseattle.org/OverviewThe University Architect position is a campus stewardship role carried out through leadership and collaboration within Capital Planning & Development (CPD), Facilities, and throughout the University. The University Architect is a key leadership position uniquely responsible for providing strategic and technical advice and guidance focused on the preservation and development of the best qualities of the campus setting (university assets, facilities and grounds). To accomplish this, the University Architect is an important and influential voice in the University’s planning, capital budget, site selection, project formation, designer selection, project execution and design, and policy processes and in any discussions and processes that shape the campus setting.This involves:

  • Strategically planning for the growth and development of the campus physical assets to achieve the University’s long-term campus visions in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma.
  • Guiding design of University capital facilities and site features through involvement and advising processes associated with campus design formally (University of Washington (UW) Architectural Commission, University Landscape Advisory Committee, Design Review Boards) and informally (project team participation and design review).
  • Stewarding both the legacy and the future of UW’s beautiful campuses, the genius of which is the interactive, symbiotic meshing of the built and natural environments, creating a seamlessly-integrated campus setting that supports the University’s mission at all scales of human experience (institutional, academic, cultural and individual), and all scales of development (development site, site vicinity, campus area, landscape ecosystem, campus-wide, community and regional).

The University Architect will ensure the University is adhering to the 2018 Campus Master Plan (CMP) and will help determine how to best implement the CMP. The CMP’s general underlying approach is to align the Seattle campus’ evolving needs for a 10-year conceptual plan within the long-term vision for the campus. Issues considered in the 10-year planning horizon are: anticipated enrollment growth, increased teaching and research demands, future transportation needs, economic growth, and the needs of the University community. The CMP authorizes the University to significantly increase its gross square feet over the next 10 plus years to support the campus’ 2028 population. For more information related to the 2018 Campus Master Plan, visit: https://cpd.uw.edu/campus-master-planThe University Architect reports to the Associate Vice President for Capital Planning & Development. Working in close partnership with the University Landscape Architect and collaboratively with relevant stakeholders, the University Architect advocates and advises to ensure that the functionality, serviceability and aesthetics of the University’s physical setting are maintained at a very high standard. UW is embarking on a 5-year capital plan approaching $2B that will allow UW’s three physical campuses to continually adapt in response to changing demand, and in response to relevant social, technological, economic, cultural and political issues and trends. Anticipating and identifying key issues and creating and coordinating or resolving responses to them engages the University Architect with all those planning, designing and executing capital projects as well as with those responsible for their operations and maintenance.The University Architect provides leadership, counsel and oversight to all physical planning and design activities, including master planning, special topic planning, site selection, building programming, planning and design, and infrastructure planning for all three UW campuses. The goal of the University Architect’s engagement is to ensure continuity of the university’s commitment and legacy of excellent architecture, landscape architecture, and planning of these major investments of university resources, the irreplaceable campus settings.The University Architect and the University Landscape Architect function as the UW’s Office of the University Architect, part of the strategic function of the office of the Capital Planning & Development Associate Vice President. Together and individually they function as the campus settings’ owner representatives regarding design and planning issues, representing and advocating a singular campus-wide view of the complex perspectives, experiences and systems that comprise the campus setting.  They operate across a range of scales from the big-picture to design details. They address a range of timeframes, from long-term to immediate.This work includes managing peer review throughout design using such mechanisms as the UW Architectural Commission (UWAC), the University Landscape Advisory Committee (ULAC), the Design Review Board (DRB), participation as planning and design team members for all capital projects having impact on the campus setting, and participation in executive committees having oversight and conflict resolution roles in managing capital projects.Responsibilities

  • Diagnose and prescribe necessary planning studies, analyses and initiatives necessary to implement the core elements of the campus master plans at each campus. (20%)
  • Effectively guide and advocate in the implementation of each campus’ master plan, to ensure the achievement of the underlying goals, working with staff, consultants and the community or general public as projects move forward. (20%)
  • Advise and influence UW colleagues, senior leadership, staff, consultants and general public, as a key team member, strategist and facilitator on achieving a high quality campus environment across the UW campuses (20%).
  • Work to maximize positive and avoid cumulative negative impacts on the campus environment through oversight of multiple small as well as large decisions about site selection, site development / use, application of building and landscape materials, massing and scale, etc., through chairing the UW Architectural Commission (UWAC), the University Landscape Advisory Committee (ULAC), the Design Review Board (DRB), in other project-focused advice working with project managers and as a project team member and/or advisor, articulating, managing and pursuing the study of campus-wide issues. (10%)
  • Staff support to and leadership participation on UWAC, ULAC and DRB, including scheduling, agenda-setting and management, follow-up on design guidance with project managers and design teams; Project Executive Committee participation as assigned; design team membership / role providing design and planning guidance throughout the planning and design processes. (5%)
  • Strategic project definition bridging between high-level campus-wide strategic development and planning activities and project definition and formation, working closely with campus and facilities leadership in multiple departments and units including CSM, Facilities Services, Transportation Services, Campus Engineering, Grounds Maintenance, External Relations, UWIT, Advancement, Major and Special capital Projects groups, and others. (10%)
  • Strategic project team lead for key planning initiatives, etc. (10%)
  • Supervision of professional staff, student interns and others as assigned. (5%)

RequirementsCharacteristics required of candidates for this position include:

  • A professional degree in Architecture.
  • Registration / licensure as an architect, with the ability to obtain a Washington State license within a year of the starting date.
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in architecture and campus or urban planning, either in a major research university or similarly complex organization in a campus-like context, including design oversight and/or engagement with multiple major capital projects in a similarly complex built and natural physical landscape, and in a similarly complex decision-making and organizational context, in a position of managerial oversight and increasing authority and impact.
  • Recognition as an industry leader in the planning and design industries.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with a diverse range of colleagues, supervisors and staff with diverse expertise wide-ranging roles within the organizational structure.
  • Strong ability to assess program and design challenges and produce and nurture effective solutions in large work-group settings.
  • Mentorship experience.

Characteristics desired of candidates for this position include:

  • Advanced professional degree, so that the undergraduate and graduate degrees in combination provide relevant formal training in architectural design, urban and/or campus planning, design management, project delivery, landscape architecture and ecological services.
  • Fifteen or more years of increasingly responsible experience in overseeing campus / urban planning and architectural design for a setting in which there is a complete integration of the natural and built environment, in that architecture and landscape architecture interact as equally important and valued components of the campus as it is experience by students, faculty, staff and visitors.
  • Design and planning experience in a staff position in higher education.
  • Demonstrated success in architectural design development, integrated and sustainable design processes, innovative delivery mechanisms (design/build, integrated project design, and hybrids), total cost of ownership, management of historic and cultural resources, and major capital project management, including construction administration.
  • Familiarity with LEED and/or other building/site sustainability measuring systems.

Conditions of Employment

  • Participate in meetings / events outside the normal 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday workweek.
  • Travel within and among three UW campuses in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma, WA, and other travel associated with relevant research and professional development.

About the search:The University of Washington is conducting a search with the assistance of Helbling & Associates, Inc. (www.helblingsearch.com), an executive search firm specializing in the areas of facilities management, construction, engineering, and real estate development. Please Submit Applications or Nominations to:Mr. Joe Wargo, Senior Managing ConsultantE: JoeW@helblingsearch.comO: (724) 935-7500 x107C: (412) 398-3762 Helbling & Associates, Inc.8000 Brooktree Road, Suite 100Wexford, PA  15090  Please visit Helbling & Associates’ Candidates Page for more information. 

Intermediate Designer / Junior Architect

office42 architecture

Employer: office42 architecture
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
Type: Full-time

We are looking for a driven, self-motivated employee for our 6-7 person firm.  We work on all types of projects from single family to restaurants to hygiene centers in Skid Row.Qualifications:

  • a 5-year bArch degree.
  • 3-5 years experience, preferably with Multi-Family

office42 is a mission driven firm, with a goal to make a positive social impact in our community and are looking for like-minded people to work with us.  We strive to provide impactful design services for clients at every income level, including low-income and publicly-funded clients.  Our office has a great atmosphere and is located in Echo Park.

Please email your resume, portfolio, and cover letter directly to info@o42arch.com .  Thank you.

Emerging Scholar Fellowship

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, University of HoustonEmerging Scholar Fellowship The CoAD Emerging Scholar Fellowship gives promising candidates the opportunity to develop substantial, timely teaching and research agendas focused on the history and theory of the design disciplines. This one-year teaching fellowship is addressed specifically to individuals who have completed postgraduate degrees or other rigorous research formats and are beginning or advancing a career of teaching and research. Candidates are expected to develop research-related curriculum that combines the proposed scholarly focus with a pedagogical agenda. Historical and theoretical questions could center on architecture, interior architecture, industrial design, urban systems, architectural or environmental technology, professional and disciplinary practices, or design studies.This fellowship includes teaching related to the candidate’s area of interest, resources for the development of research, opportunities to engage with scholars in the wider context of the University of Houston, and the opportunity to share the outcomes of the Fellowship within the College. Fellows spend one year in residence and teach courses in combination with the pursuit of their research agenda. The Fellowship culminates in the spring semester with a public lecture, an exhibition in the College’s Mashburn Gallery, and the possibility of producing a research-based publication with the support of the College.The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design offers its students a platform of integrated disciplines—Architecture, Interior Architecture and Industrial Design—from which to negotiate the complexities of contemporary practice. Our programs foster an environment of creative critical inquiry into design culture and the cultural and material contexts in which design is practiced today. Set in the fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston offers an exceptional laboratory for exploring the problems and potentials of design in relation to contemporary society in its unique urban form and vitality.Candidates should hold, at a minimum, a postgraduate degree or equivalent with emphasis on the history, theory, and criticism of the design disciplines. While a Ph.D. or other advanced scholarly degree is preferred, ABD candidates are welcome to apply. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of proposed research agenda (one page maximum), one course proposal for a seminar or studio emerging from the candidate’s research agenda (300 words maximum), and a focused selection of scholarly or creative work (10 MB max upload). Three letters of recommendation should be provided at the time of application. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit a full portfolio of work at a later date.Submit application to: http://jobs.uh.edu For further information or questions please contact:Michael Kubo, Ph.D., Assistant ProfessorHistory, Theory, and Criticism Program Coordinator and Search Committee Chairmkubo@uh.edu Applications must be received by January 14 for full consideration. The successful applicant is expected to start in mid-August 2019.For more information about the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design please visit: www.arch.uh.eduThe University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Director of Undergraduate Architecture – Tenured Position

University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and DesignDescriptionThe Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design seeks qualified candidates for Director of Undergraduate Architecture, to be appointed with tenure. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a broad understanding of the profession of architecture and its related disciplines as well as providing evidence of teaching and leadership roles. We encourage candidates with multidisciplinary interests to apply. The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design offers its students and faculty a platform of integrated disciplines—Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Industrial Design—that work together to negotiate the complexities of contemporary design practice, making extensive use of our state-of-the-art digital and fabrication facilities. Situated in the heart of one of the most diverse and fast-growing cities in the United States, our College promotes the idea of the city as a laboratory for research, where design is considered a form of critical thinking, calling forth innovative solutions for contemporary conditions. ResponsibilitiesThe incoming director will oversee the daily operation of the undergraduate architecture program, collaborate with the Director of Industrial Design, the Director of Interior Architecture and the Director of Graduate Studies.  In addition the Director will work with faculty members to develop and implement curriculum. The Director will be responsible for supervising, supporting and facilitating the work of the faculty and will represent the architecture program to both internal and external constituencies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at least one course per semester and to apply leadership skills toward strategic planning for the program. The Director is appointed by the Dean of the College, for a five-year term. Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Advancing the development of architectural pedagogy in the Undergraduate Program
  • Engaging in research or practice
  • Teaching
  • Assisting in the development of the program budget
  • Assisting in the recruitment and hiring of faculty, staff and adjunct faculty
  • Assisting and advising in various tasks relating to recruitment, admissions, graduation and internal / external communication
  • Overseeing accreditation reviews

 QualificationsQualified candidates for the position must have a terminal degree in architecture with professional licensure. A strong record of design practice, scholarship, and teaching experience is desired. Candidates must present superior design work, along with strong communication and collaboration skills. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. ApplicationsOnly electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants should provide the following: a letter of interest responding to the outlined duties and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a portfolio of design work and/or samples of publications, and a portfolio of student work is encouraged (All with candidate's role or responsibility clearly indicated). Please provide contact information for three references. Submit application to: http://jobs.uh.edu For further information or questions please contact:Professor Gail Peter Borden FAIADirector of Graduate Programs and Search Committee Chairgborden@uh.edu Application review will begin January 7, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant is expected to start mid-August 2019.For more information about the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design please visit: www.arch.uh.eduThe University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 

The William D. Kendall Professor of Media Design Technology and Fabrication - Tenured Position

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston seeks candidates for the William D. Kendall Professorship focusing on the areas of media design technologies and fabrication. This position will include teaching responsibilities, scholarship, and coordination of the new Advanced Media Technology Laboratory [AMTL]. Candidates should be knowledgeable and current with developments in Architecture, Industrial Design, and Interior Architecture; the applied research undertaken in these disciplines; and skilled at the integration of digital technologies with design.The Advanced Media Technology Laboratory will be at the forefront of digital design exploration, fostering the advancement of a variety of media, digital technologies and advanced fabrication techniques. The AMTL will promote research and collaboration across the University. The laboratory will be home to a variety of applied research investigations. Chief among them are materials research, building envelope investigations, AR/VR, social design, and prototyping for mass production.We seek candidates with intellectual curiosity as well as technical knowledge that can be translated in curricula, program vision, teaching and scholarship. Candidates must be able to work with faculty across the spectrum of disciplines within the College as well as across diverse mediums and technologies. Candidates will assist in the education of undergraduate and graduate students providing curricular leadership in digital technologies and curating their role in an integrated design education.Candidates will be expected to be literate in a broad range of software and hardware that will be part of the laboratory tool base. Advanced knowledge and experience in equipment and processes in the laboratory and on-going pursuit of knowledge in the field will be expected.This position is expected to help to guide the Advanced Media Technology Laboratory to become a high profile and competitive College and University asset. As a pivotal addition to the existing Keeland Design Exploration Lab, the pairing will demand integrative oversight. The AMTL coordinator must be able to understand the options and the range of complex digital capabilities, the potential of traditional methodologies, and the curiosity to continuously lead the investigation of what is possible and be able to articulate their opportunities. Knowledge areas that would be expected are:Advanced Computation and Parametric DesignDigital Fabrication and Robotics3D printing / Additive ManufacturingInteractive Technologies and Responsive SystemsBuilding Information Modeling [BIM]Advanced Visualization and SimulationHistory and Theory of Digital DesignExperimental and Emerging Technologies QualificationsQualified candidates must hold at least one degree in Architecture. Candidates must hold a Master's degree or PhD in a design related field, with a record of professional practice or scholarship, and teaching experience.Candidates must demonstrate superior design and representation skills, clarity in communication, and an openness to collaboration. Candidates with a strong commitment to innovative teaching practices, cultural awareness, critical practice, theoretical scholarship, as well as various specializations including but not limited to materials research, advanced visualization, and digital fabrication are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. ApplicationOnly electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants should provide the following: a letter of intent responding to the outlined duties and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a portfolio and publication samples with candidate's role or responsibility clearly indicated, and contact information for three references.Submit application to: http://jobs.uh.edu For further information or questions please contact:Professor Gail Peter Borden FAIA,Director of Graduate Programs and Search Committee Chairgborden@uh.edu Application review will begin December 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant is expected to start mid-August 2018. For more information about the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design please visit: www.arch .uh.edu The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Director of Doctoral Studies in Architecture University of Michigan-Ann Arbor: Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

michiganDescriptionThe Taubman College doctorate in architecture was the first program of its kind in the United States when it was established in 1969, one year after the urban and regional planning department began a PhD program at Michigan. Since then, the program has graduated specialists in building technology, history, theory, and design studies. In response to changes in the nature of advanced research, in our faculty, and across the university, we are now reimagining our doctoral degree. We seek to hire a dynamic faculty colleague with a record of scholarly distinction and field leadership to join us in shaping the future of doctoral research as degree director.We seek a faculty member suitable for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure to join the faculty and assume a three-year renewable term as degree director. The ideal candidate is committed to ongoing research and research leadership as well as to teaching at undergraduate, graduate professional, and doctoral levels. They should possess a PhD in architecture or a closely related field and a record of high scholarly achievement and impact. We seek excellence in a primary research area combined with the ability to engage productively with related areas such as technology, computation, history, theory, design, urbanism and urban humanities, and planning. We value activist approaches to advanced research and scholarship in architecture.QualificationsPhD in architecture or a closely related field and a record of high scholarly achievement and impact.Application InstructionsDeadline:For full consideration, please submit your materials by November 30, 2018.Step One:Applicants should visit http://apply.interfolio.com/56114 and submit the following items:(1) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position;(2) a current curriculum vitae;(3) one writing/work sample;(4) the name, title, institution, phone number and email address for three references.Step Two:Submit an application via http://umjobs.org/ Job ID 163687. You can select an option to apply without a resume or any other attachments. You do not need to complete the work history and education sections.For questions, please contact the search committee c/o Ms. Ann Luke at akolk@umich.edu.For further information about the programs, visit our web site: http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Design Faculty in Architecture University of Michigan-Ann Arbor: Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

michiganDescriptionTaubman College is conducting an open rank search for two or more faculty at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor, in either the tenure or practice track, to advance innovative design practices in the field and within our curricula. Tenure track appointments are typically full-time and encompass a robust research/creative practice agenda along with a commitment to teaching and service to the college, university, and profession.  Practice track appointments are often part-time to facilitate an individual’s continued engagement in their professional expertise which they bring to their classroom instruction to the benefit of our students and academic community.Taubman College is engaged in a multi-year project of capacity-building and curricular transformation to cultivate emerging modes of design and practice. Faculty research in areas such as emerging urbanism, building sector innovation, and postdigital design infuses leading-edge professional and research degrees. Our robust and lively design culture has particular depth in digital and postdigital practices ranging from theory and design through fabrication and material experimentation. Through a focus on academic innovation, we are improving architectural teaching and learning while expanding access to the field.We seek colleagues conducting leading-edge creative practice and research that situates design in relation to one of the following focus areas:

  • Urbanism, with the capacity to anchor research and teaching in urban design while bridging to architecture, planning, and related fields.
  • Technology, encompassing topics such as environmental systems, computation and data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, gaming, or mixed reality and other emerging media.
  • Practice innovation relating to alternative models for design, practice, community engagement, and/or building delivery.

We seek faculty ready to transform design and education by generating impactful design research and creative work, and by teaching BS and/or M.Arch design studios as well as lecture, seminar, and/or workshop courses in one or more of our degree offerings, which also include the MS, MUD, and PhD. We are particularly interested in candidates who can engage productively both our core disciplines of architecture, planning, and urban design and one or more related fields such as engineering, information, real estate, finance, ecology, and urban humanities.QualificationsThe successful candidate should possess a graduate professional and/or doctoral degree in architecture or a closely related field and the promise or record of high achievement in design research or practice. Application InstructionsDeadline:For full consideration, please submit your materials by November 30, 2018.Step One:Applicants should visit http://apply.interfolio.com/56139 and submit the following items:(1) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position;(2) a current curriculum vitae;(3) examples of design work (max file size 100 MB);(4) the name, title, institution, phone number and email address for three references.Step Two:Submit an application via http://umjobs.org/ Job ID 163688. You can select an option to apply without a resume or any other attachments. You do not need to complete the work history and education sections.For questions, please contact the search committee c/o Ms. Ann Luke at akolk@umich.edu.For further information about the programs, visit our web site: http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

Gertrude Lempp Kerbis Endowed Chair

School of Architecture University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignThe School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenured faculty position, for the Gertrude Lempp Kerbis Endowed Chair, at the rank of Full Professor. We seek a leader with eminent national and international experience in industry and academic settings to play a key role in research in architectural structural design, materials, and innovative engineering in relationship to architecture.The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.eduQualificationsThe successful candidate will bring an active research agenda, evidence of excellence in scholarship, teaching, leadership experience, and a distinguished record of impact. Knowledge of professional practice as well as the processes and methods common to disciplinary research is required. Interdisciplinary experience working with peers, partners, or clients is a high priority.The Chair will serve primarily in the Building Performance Program Area of the School of Architecture and will be additionally expected to make partnerships across the Campus.  Teaching and research in Building Performance are vital to the School’s delivery of an aesthetically motivated and technically rigorous design education to undergraduate and graduate students in a research-intensive environment.  Curricular and research objectives of the Program Area are described on the school’s website: https://arch.illinois.edu/program/building-performanceThe candidate must have a record of scholarly and/or professional accomplishments demonstrating foundational knowledge of the research literature in engineering in relation to architecture, and advanced design-research scholarship. Candidates may come with a variety of professional degrees and from different academic backgrounds including but not limited to:

  • Holding a pre-professional, professional, or post-professional degree in Architecture;
  • Professional licensure in architecture or engineering;
  • PhD in architecture or related field;
  • And/or evidence of equivalent distinguished professional experience.

Preferred experience includes demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring. in participatory learning environments.  Candidates must meet campus and departmental standards for holding an endowed professorship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. See Provost Communication 6 for more details: https://provost.illinois.edu/policies/provosts-communications/communication-6-named-faculty-appointments/#sthash.Nl2AmPdZ.dpbs. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2019.ResponsibilitiesThis position will play a leadership role in the Building Performance Program Area, the School of Architecture, the College of Fine and Applied Arts, and the University of Illinois through research, service, teaching, and public engagement.  The candidate will play an active role in new interdisciplinary research, initiate curricular efforts based on this research, and engage both undergraduate and graduate students through original research opportunities.Salary for this position will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.ContextThe Illinois School of Architecture offers a NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture degree, in addition to its B.S. and M.S. in Architectural Studies, and Ph.D. degree programs. The school also offers joint graduate degree programs with Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning, and the College of Business. In 2018, the hiring professionals surveyed by Design Intelligence Quarterly (DI) ranked the school’s Master of Architecture degree program in the top 15 nationally for producing graduates who are prepared “for success in the profession and designing a sustainable future.” The QS rankings placed Illinois in the top tier globally, ranking fifth in the nation among public research universities. In addition, the school was ranked in the top 25 of Time and Money Magazine’s Affordability Rankings.About the University of IllinoisThe School of Architecture is part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois, an internationally recognized research and educational institution. The University supports faculty as active researchers in the humanities, arts, sciences, engineering, and design through opportunities for funding and vital cross-disciplinary exchange in the campus’ many institutes, centers, and initiatives. These include the Campus Research Board, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, the Center for Advanced Study, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and numerous other more specialized centers. In addition, ground has been broken on the new Siebel Center for Design, and the Carle/Illinois College of Medicine has its initial cohort of students.The arts also play a vital and recognized role in the university’s service mission as a state university, as evidenced by the historic examples of the Krannert Art Museum and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, each a respected international hub for innovative scholarship and public engagement.The University actively pursues a commitment to diversity through growing support for its numerous area and ethnic studies programs. Faculty and students routinely partner with these areas in their research and programming; such efforts enjoy support for activities on campus and around the world.Supported by the nation’s third largest research library and abundant technological resources, the University of Illinois provides a rich environment for collaboration and experimental ventures.Champaign-Urbana is located in East Central Illinois, within driving distance to Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. For more information, please visit www.illinois.edu for the university, www.faa.illinois.edu for the college, and www.arch.illinois.edu for the school.ApplicationTo ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 21, 2018. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following:A letter of application, including description of your specific interests in the research environment at the University of Illinois, your primary scholarly and/or design accomplishments, and your future teaching objectives related to the position.

  • A complete curriculum vitae including postal address, email address, and phone number.
  • A research dossier including a detailed description of current and future research and sample publications.
  • An electronic portfolio including teaching outcomes and students’ work and design work.

All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.Please direct any inquiries to:Professor Marci S. Uihlein, ChairGertrude Lempp Kerbis Endowed Chair Search CommitteeSchool of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign611 Lorado Taft Drive, Champaign, IL 61820 USA217.244.6284 (voice) / muihlein@illinois.eduThe University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Faculty Positions in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design/Housing and Structures

The University of Southern California School of Architecture in Los Angeles, CA seeks candidates for the following positions: 

  • Tenured or Tenure Track Faculty Position in Structures and Building Science
  • Director, Master of Landscape Architecture and Tenured Professor
  • Open Rank Faculty Position in Architectural Design
  • Open Rank Faculty Position in Architecture, Housing and Urban Design

 Candidates must have an advanced degree, a strong record of recognized accomplishment in their field(s) and an active research/creative work profile that addresses contemporary needs within their discipline. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. For full position descriptions and application links visit:  http://arch.usc.edu/about/jobs

TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN DEPARTMENT OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona3801 W Temple AvenuePomona, CA 91768 TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LANDSCAPE DESIGNDEPARTMENT OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Cal Poly Pomona’s Department of Landscape Architecture welcomes applications and nominations for a full-time assistant professor (tenure track) starting Fall 2019. The successful candidate will teach landscape design studios and subjects across the curricula throughout the BSLA and MLA programs, with a particular attention to leadership in the first-year of the MLA program. Applicants should have a terminal degree in landscape architecture or related fields, and be capable of teaching at the university level, pursuing scholarship or creative activities, and contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Consideration of completed applications will begin December 1st, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Underrepresented minorities and women candidates are especially welcomed to apply. AA/EOE. For expanded position description and application, refer to https://apply.interfolio.com/55741 or email LA@cpp.edu.

Senior Project Architect/PM for SweisKloss

We are seeking a Senior Project Architect/PM to join our team of professionals in helping to create innovative and sustainable environments while building great relationships.

SweisKloss is a full-service boutique design construct firm based in Santa Monica, California.  The SweisKloss team specializes in residential and commercial architecture, interior design, and construction. Located just one block from the Santa Monica Promenade with views of the ocean and mountains from our open office layout, SweisKloss is a firm that is supportive of its team members, the community and the environment.

Job Overview:

You will be responsible for managing projects and project teams through all phases of design, as well as construction. A successful Senior Project Architect will complete projects on time,  keep clients engaged, build and mentor an enthusiastic team, and enjoy working on creative and intricate design projects.

  • B.A. or B.S. in Architecture required.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in architecture or design build firm.
  • Experience in ArchiCAD preferred, experience with other BIM/3D software is desirable.

Please send a cover letter, your resume and portfolio to careers@sweiskloss.com with “Senior Architect/Project Manager” in the subject line.

Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Architecture, Urbanism/Urban Design

logo      Start Date: Fall 2019Position Description:The Tulane University School of Architecture is seeking qualified candidates in Urbanism and Urban Design at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This position will contribute to the development of our research agenda in the area of urbanism, while supporting our educational mission in the teaching of design studios and other courses. The selected candidate will integrate her or his expertise within our current Architecture programs (BArch, BSArch, MArchI, and MArchII), as well as reinforce the Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development (MSRED)  and Master of Preservation Studies (MPS) programs and contribute to Tulane’s interdisciplinary PhD program City, Culture, and Community (CCC). This position will play a critical role in the definition and development of the pan-university research initiative in urbanism, collaborating with schools and centers at Tulane (including the Bywater Institute, School of Science and Engineering, School of Liberal Arts, among others) and with organizations beyond the university (for example, the Water Institute of the Gulf).Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Tulane School of Architecture is an innovator in the fields of architecture and the built environment. We work in multiple areas—from material sciences and prototyping to design-build—and at multiple scales—from buildings to neighborhoods, and to large-scale landscapes and urban planning. We are dedicated to collaborating with other schools at Tulane such as Science and Engineering, Liberal Arts, Law, and Public Health.The Tulane School of Architecture strives to address the numerous challenges associated with living and building in increasingly vulnerable areas. We undertake multidisciplinary research that involves climate change, coastal and riparian crisis, the process of urbanization under these circumstances, and the challenges for social and environmental justice. The city of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta are our natural domains of research. However, the complicated nature of this region provides us with prototypical conditions for comparative global studies. For this reason, we expect Tulane’s contributions to be of major relevance.Qualifications:Successful candidates for this position will have a terminal degree in Architecture [MArch] or the equivalent in related fields and extensive innovative professional experience and/or a post-professional masters or doctorate degree in Urban Design [MAUD/MUD or PhD].Candidates should exhibit proficiency in urban design and demonstrable commitment to rigorous design research and innovative curricula. Faculty members at Tulane School of Architecture are expected to teach; work with the faculty, the dean, and other departments at Tulane to develop curriculum; contribute to cross-disciplinary research initiatives, and engage in service through a range of academic committees. Furthermore, candidates are expected to vigorously pursue an agenda of high-profile design research, writing, and creative production. Candidates for this position should be accomplished urbanists/urban designers able to teach undergraduate and graduate urban design studios and related seminars, as well as lecture and lab courses focused on urban history/theory, urban and geospatial analysis, smart city and regional urban development, parametric urban design, and/or urban ecology. In addition to a strong background in architecture and urban design, applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching in the design studio and in seminar and/or lecture/lab courses in their area(s) of expertise. Application Instructions:Applicants should submit the following materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of intent clearly indicating the position applied for along with teaching, professional, and scholarly interests.
  3. List of 3 references with email addresses and telephone numbers
  4. A portfolio demonstrating professional accomplishments and students' work.

Please submit up to three pdf files (10.0MB/20 pages max each).PDF-1: images of design work / professional achievements; PDF-2 sample of student work; PDF-3 sample syllabi and other evidence of teaching excellence.The search committee will commence its initial screening of applications on December 1, 2018. However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/persons with disabilities/veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities or veterans. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. SUBMISSION:INTERFOLIO SUBMISSION (see link below to apply) apply.interfolio.com/55313  

Brown University - Assistant Vice President, Planning, Design & Construction

logo    Our ClientLocated in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies. With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction.Brown’s vibrant, diverse community consists of about 6,580 undergraduates; 2,255 graduate students; 545 medical school students; more than 6,000 summer, visiting, and online students; and more than 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries.Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting. Position Summary / Essential Job FunctionsReporting to the Vice President, Facilities Management, the Assistant Vice President (AVP), Planning Design & Construction provides strategic leadership, coordination, and administrative oversight to facilities planning and design & construction and the development of long-term strategies to meet the needs of the University. As a member of multiple executive committees, the AVP will work closely with senior leadership and members of the Brown Corporation to provide strategic direction to all projects and planning efforts. The AVP will supervise three direct reports and indirectly support additional staff of 25 employees. This group plans and delivers approximately 130 projects annually, including over $10M per year on renewal and functional renovations and approximately $500M in multi-year capital projects.  Responsibilities1.) 45% – Oversee all Planning, Design & Construction activities to ensure that department and university needs are met.

  • The AVP will develop and define the infrastructure of the department.
  • Determine areas of potential cost reductions, program improvements, and policy change.
  • Evaluate initiatives for strategic impact and/or expected outcomes.
  • Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with University officials and departmental staff members as necessary.
  • Develop, assign, and develop comprehensive plans, processes and programs to continuously improve the organization.
  • Align resources, delegate authority, and set milestones.
  • Develop and train staff as needed and track progress of projects.
  • Works closely with the Vice President, the AVP for Facilities Operations, and other senior-level staff both in the department and within the University to provide strategic direction to the group for which she / he is responsible.

2.) 15% – Manage staff including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and accountability.

  • Meet regularly with staff to review activities, address all matters which may impact efficiency, and propose and implement changes as necessary to ensure staff meets departmental and individual goals.

3.) 40% – The AVP is responsible for the progress and quality of all construction projects.

  • Oversee and coordinate all activities associated with project planning, design, and construction; and oversee the processes responsible for managing, supervising, and contracting with consultants, contractors, and vendors associated with all construction, renovation, and repair projects at the University.
  • The development, implementation, and direction of a planned project selection and cost estimating for both short- and long-term facility maintenance needs, including space planning, deferred maintenance, facility renewal, and facility condition inspection programs.
  • Ensure that all legal and departmental standards are met; develop and maintain relationships with all the City and State Agencies, regulatory and enforcement offices, other committees and boards responsible for the permitting, and a variety of local community groups; and oversee the process of negotiating with, selecting, and maintaining relationships with appropriate vendors and outside contractors.
  • Develop and monitor metrics to assure the organization is operating efficiently and effectively serving client and departmental needs.

 Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Licensed architect in the State of Rhode Island (preferred).
  • 15 years of progressively responsible management experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of budget practices, employee management, and working with vendor contracts and services.
  • Must have knowledge of applicable Building and Fire Codes.
  • Complex, institutional experience required.

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 Brown University is conducting a national search with the assistance of Helbling & Associates, Inc., an executive search firm specializing in the areas of facilities managements, construction, engineering, and real estate development.   Please Submit Applications or Nominations to: Mr. Joseph WargoSenior Managing ConsultantE: JoeW@helblingsearch.comO: (724) 935-7500 x107 Helbling & Associates, Inc.8000 Brooktree Road, Suite 100Wexford, PA  15090 Please visit Helbling & Associates’ Candidates Page (https://www.helblingsearch.com/Candidates) for more information. 

Director and Professor

School of ArchitectureUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The School of Architecture and the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seek nominations and applications for the position of Director and Professor. The next Director will lead the School in advancing the theory, practice, and pedagogy of architecture, bringing an integrative view of the built environment to the support of innovative scholarship, research, and learning. The School of Architecture is the second oldest school of architecture in the United States; as such, it stewards a worldwide legacy of educational innovation and distinguished alumni. Strategically positioned within a public research university with a broad disciplinary reach and global presence, the school prepares practitioners and scholars to address the most pressing social, cultural, and environmental issues of our time. As one of the seven academic units in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, the School’s work is informed by multiple creative perspectives, including landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, design, visual arts, theatre, music, and dance. Research, teaching, and public engagement efforts at the school have historically drawn from collaborations in engineering, environmental sciences, applied health sciences, business, anthropology, and more. The School offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in Architectural Studies, a two-year professional M.Arch degree, a variant master’s degree for students without a pre-professional B.S., and a Ph.D. in Architecture. In service of these degrees, the School is organized around four program areas that integrate research and design: Detail and Fabrication, Health and Well-Being, Building Performance, and Urbanism. Students also benefit from opportunities for design and study in a Chicago Studio and a study abroad program in Barcelona-El Vallès. At home in Urbana-Champaign, newly planned efforts include a facility expansion for the School and involvement in an interdisciplinary campus center for design education. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts and is responsible for academic leadership, budgeting, and administrative policy in collaboration with School faculty. Responsibilities of this position also include stewardship of the School’s efforts to ensure diversity and inclusion across its mission and promotion of the School to potential students and partners within and without the university, including those in the architectural profession, alumni groups, and publics around the globe. The Director also stewards the school’s strong record of working with alumni and other partners to support research, study, and service through gifts and sponsored projects. Ideal candidates will bring: a record of accomplishment related to the design and/or research of the built environment; evidence of understanding and acting on opportunities unique to a school of architecture within a research-intensive university; and a strong commitment to the dynamic integration of design and research, with an eye to communicating that integration to a diverse world. The successful candidate must satisfy at least one of the following requirements: hold a professional degree in architecture with a license to practice architecture; hold an earned doctorate in architecture or in a related field; or have an equivalent record of achievement in architecture. Also required is a record of achievement and impact commensurate with appointment at the rank of full professor. For more information about this search, please see the additional materials at http://faa.illinois.edu/ArchDirector or contact the search chair, Professor Sally Jackson, at faa@illinois.edu. Appointment and Salary: This appointment will be a full-time, nine-month position with negotiated summer salary support and an administrative increment; the full compensation package is flexible and based on qualifications and experience. The preferred start date is 16 August 2019. Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter with a statement of leadership philosophy and vision as it relates to faculty research, teaching, and governance; a detailed cv; and the names/contact information of three academic references by 15 October 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before this date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For further information about application procedures, please contact Melissa Madsen, Associate Director of Human Resources in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, at mmadsen@illinois.edu. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visithttp://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Architectural Intern

MGS architecture is seeking a motivated Architectural Intern to work collaboratively, performing design and technical production of documents in AutoCAD and Sketch Up. We are a Los Angeles firm specializing in modern design.

Responsibilities

Prepares 2D and 3D design materials for client/project team review.

Performs product research; assists project designers and project architects with

material selection and system research.

Fosters a commitment to design excellence and client service.

Required Skills

Proficiency in AutoCAD and Sketch Up

Basic hand drawing skills

Proficiency in Design, Problem Solving, Sustainable Design and emerging computer technologies, MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook

Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator graphic software preferred

Basic knowledge of architectural building systems

Good verbal and written communication skills

Required Experience

Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in architecture with 0 to 5 years’ experience.

Interested applicants should submit via email to mglen@MGSarchitecture.com  with subject line: Architectural Intern  one complete PDF file with a cover letter, resume, and up to a total of 5 pages of design examples no larger than 4MB. (no calls please)

We will contact the candidates to schedule a follow up call.

Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning & Management and University Architect

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POSITION:  Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning & Management and University Architect
REPORTS TO:  Vice President for Finance & Treasurer

LOCATION:  Washington, DC Please Submit Applications or Nominations to:

Helbling & Associates, Inc.
8000 Brooktree Road, Suite 100
Wexford, PA  15090
Wendy Zang, Managing Consultant
O: (724) 935-7500 x116
C: (703) 507-4273
Tom Dunn, Senior Managing Consultant – Mid Atlantic Region
O: (724) 935-7500 x104

C: (412) 523-0381 

THE UNIVERSITY:

The Catholic University of America, founded in 1887 by the U.S. Catholic bishops with the support of Pope Leo XIII, serves as the (one and only) national university of the Catholic Church in the United States. The Catholic University of America is a community of scholars, both faculty and students, set apart to discover, preserve and impart the truth in all its forms, with particular reference to the needs and opportunities of the nation.As a Catholic university, it desires to cultivate and impart an understanding of the Christian faith within the context of all forms of human inquiry and values. It seeks to ensure, in an institutional manner, the proper intellectual and academic witness to Christian inspiration in individuals and in the community, and to provide a place for continuing reflection, in the light of Christian faith, upon the growing treasure of human knowledge.As a member of the American academic community, it accepts the standards and procedures of American institutions and seeks to achieve distinction within the academic world. Faithful to the Christian message as it comes through the Church and faithful to its own national traditions, The Catholic University of America has unique responsibilities to be of service to Christian thought and education in the Catholic community as well as to serve the nation and the world.The University seeks the advancement of knowledge within a context of liberal studies, a context which reflects both its concern for the whole person and the distinctive wisdom to which it is heir as a Catholic institution. This dimension of learning is reflected particularly in its undergraduate programs where religious studies and philosophy are regarded as integral to curricula that include requirements in the arts and humanities, language and literature, and the natural and social sciences. Through its professional programs, the University seeks to educate men and women who can represent their respective professions with distinction and who are formed by the learning and values inherent in its academic and Catholic traditions.As a research and teaching institution, the University recognizes that it is part of a larger community to which it has certain obligations consistent with its character. Its presence in the nation’s capital and its unique relationship with the Catholic Church in America provide it with opportunities for influencing the resolution of the crucial issues of our time. In providing information and criteria by which public policy is shaped and measured, the University seeks to be of special service to the nation. Similarly, it seeks to be of service to the Church, not only through the preparation of clergy and other leaders for specific roles in the Church, but also through factual investigations and discussions of principles which influence policy.THE REGION: Catholic University is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the seat of government of the world’s most influential nation, and a major US city designed by Pierre Charles L'Enfant. The 179 acre campus islocated in the northeastern quadrant of the District, within the Brookland neighborhood and between the primary vehicular roadways of North Capitol Street to the east, Michigan Avenue to the south and John McCormick Road to the east. The campus is located along the Red Line of the DC Metro System, with a dedicated “CUA/Brookland” stop on the eastern edge of the campus. The University recently completed construction of a major mixed-use development known as Monroe Street Market along the southern edge of the campus, providing market rate housing and vibrant retail and dining options for the entire Brookland Community. Opportunities for continued development of adjacent land to the west of campus are being explored with the goal of increasing the vibrancy of the campus and its surrounding institutional and residential neighborhoods, building community, and strengthening connectivity to the District as a whole.THE DEPARTMENT OF FACILITIES PLANNING & MANAGEMENT:The Department of Facilities Planning and Management, directed by the Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning & Management and University Architect, is responsible for the ongoing maintenance, operations, planning, design, renovation and construction of all campus buildings, utilities and grounds. The interdisciplinary team of Facilities personnel is dedicated to creating and maintaining a campus environment which supports the mission of the University and enables the work of all faculty, students and staff. The Department is comprised of the following areas of responsibility which are interdependent and work closely together on a daily basis: Planning, Design and Construction (PDC), Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Facilities Maintenance and Operations (FMO) and Facilities Administration and Services (FAS). All members of the Department interact frequently with campus and community constituents to develop, protect and make best use of the vast resources of this unique campus within the nation’s capital, to ensure effective utilization of the talents and effort each member of the Department offers on behalf of the University Community and to provide excellent results in a customer service-oriented environment.THE ROLE:The Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning & Management and University Architect (AVP/UA) will lead and oversee the development, maintenance and operations of the physical environment of the campus and all University-owned property, ensuring its effective and efficient utilization, preservation of its historic assets and natural beauty, thoughtful development of its buildings, grounds and utilities and guidance of its potential for continued growth and development in support of the University’s mission as a research and teaching institution.As a steward of the University’s facilities, the AVP/UA is responsible for guidance of architectural design, campus planning, construction and construction management, facility maintenance and operations and the environmental well-being of all campus facilities and operations. The AVP/UA will lead initiatives to meet the long-range, functional and aesthetic goals of the University and will have a high degree of accountability with regard to the relationships between all University constituencies:  University leadership, faculty, staff, students and external agencies within the District of Columbia.  The AVP/UA will represent the University’s interests in facility matters with senior administrators, the Board of Trustees, local officials, faculty and other stakeholders.The AVP/UA reports to the Vice President for Finance & Treasurer and will also serve as Secretary to the Facilities Committee of the Board of Trustees.  The AVP/UA is to be the architectural conscience of the institution and the steward of sound architectural design standards, ensuring a cohesive campus that promotes the University’s educational mission. The AVP/UA will adjust to changing needs of programs and faculty by translating programmatic needs into physical space with a sensitivity to adaptive reuse of historic buildings, historic preservation, aesthetically pleasing grounds and greenspaces and focusing on the campus as a place for students to study and learn.The AVP/UA leads a well-tenured team of Directors and Senior Directors responsible for the areas of Capital Projects, Environmental Health and Safety/Risk Management, Maintenance and Operations and Facilities Administration and Services.Catholic University is a values-based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization’s values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork and integrity. University employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process. The successful candidate will understand and appreciate the mission of the University, and endeavor to make a distinctive contribution to achievement of its vision for Catholic education as outlined in our statement of aims and goals:  https://www.catholic.edu/about-us/at-a-glance/aims-and-goals.htmlSPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans, directs and provides design guidance to building projects, campus master planning efforts and capital planning. Directs planning, design and construction management staff to provide overall guidance regarding new or existing university architectural and project planning design standards as well as the best cost/value approach for the University relative to construction and renovation of all campus facilities.  Prepares and presents capital projects and plans to trustees, senior administrators, faculty, donors and other stakeholders.   Frequently makes project presentations to University and community approval bodies and information presentations to various groups.
  • Meets frequently with University stakeholders to understand and assist in their facility planning and design needs and assists in soliciting and organizing stakeholder input to capital budget planning process, facility management and campus master plan development and implementation.
  • Leads the architect selection process for the University including pre-qualification, establishing selection criteria, interview and evaluation. Chairs selection boards.  Promotes the selection of firms that will bring distinguished architecture to the University.
  • Works closely with the Senior Director of Capital Projects to determine appropriate project delivery method for capital projects, to select appropriate construction and Construction management firms for each capital project and to establish project timelines and budgets that meet the University’s established goals and performance criteria.
  • Directs and oversees the Director of Facilities Maintenance and Operations to ensure that staffing and resources are in place to maintain and operate the physical plant of the campus as effectively and as efficiently as possible. Maintains inventory and knowledge of campus facilities condition to assist in prioritizing funding and staff support needed to resolve deferred maintenance backlog. Ensures that facilities are sufficiently maintained on a current basis to avoid growing deferred maintenance.  Reviews results of periodic conditions assessments to track progress and determine need for change in support over the course of each fiscal year. Oversees budget management of ongoing projects to ensure adherence to capital budget.
  • Directs and oversees the Director of Facilities Administration and Services to ensure that staffing is in place to provide consistently excellent customer service to all campus constituencies as they relate to utilities, buildings and grounds.
  • Serves as Secretary and senior staff to the Facilities Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Provides leadership and guidance, coaches, mentors and ensures training of all departmental associates for professional growth and development.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from an accredited program; professional license in architecture in the District of Columbia or reciprocity for licensure within six months of hire date; a minimum of ten years of related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated successful managerial and leadership experience; a well-developed maturity in decision processes and leading/managing diverse teams with conflicting needs or requirements; flexible and collaborative leadership style.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication skills including ability to make high-level presentations, strong writing skills and strong interpersonal skills to facilitate communication among University constituencies.
  • Visionary leader who can demonstrate ability to develop innovative approaches to project design issues; professional credibility, and the ability to build consensus around controversial issues.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A Master’s degree in Architecture from an accredited program.
  • Experience with adaptive reuse of historic buildings.
  • Experience working as a chief architect in a higher education environment or as a Principal in an architectural firm with predominantly higher education clients and staff management oversight are highly desired.

HELPFUL LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION:

DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, ART, AND PLANNING

Consistently ranked as one of the most prestigious schools in America and the world, the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean.Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Dean is responsible for overseeing the education of undergraduate and graduate students within the College; promoting scholarly and creative excellence; monitoring and securing the College’s financial resources and budgets; enhancing revenue, especially by engaging in private fundraising; strategic and operational planning; program review and enhancement; compliance on a campus, university and governmental level; and all personnel matters, including management of promotion and tenure processes.Responsible for implementing the policies and procedures developed by the Board of Trustees and administrative leadership of the campus and the University as a whole, the Dean will seek opportunities for collaboration with colleges, schools and other academic units throughout UC’s campuses.RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conceptualize a vision of the College’s future that will motivate the faculty and inspire students; equally important is the ability to articulate this vision in terms of measurable goals and to enlist the support of essential constituencies;
  • Provide leadership and guidance in fulfilling DAAP’s mission as a public, urban college;
  • Strengthen existing programs and develop new ones to meet the needs of the community;
  • Ensure superior academic programs are delivered by dedicated faculty;
  • Attract and retain faculty of the highest caliber, providing long-term career incentives and an environment conducive to professional development;
  • Build strong external relationships, enhancing those among the College, UC, Cincinnati’s dynamic and diverse community, and the International arena by engaging in activities designed to raise private support;
  • Maintain and strengthen relationships and interdisciplinary collaboration across the campus;
  • Take a lead role in pursuing private funding for the College, supported by the UC Foundation office—DAAP’s current endowment annual spendable income is $1.3 million;
  • Foster a culture of accountability in which goals are specified, strategies articulated, and results against goals are reported—DAAP’s annual operating budget is approximately $20.7 million;
  • Act as a visionary academic leader with a demonstrated ability to turn vision into reality and inspire faculty, students, and the community with ambitious but attainable objectives and will build a plan to lead DAAP toward those objectives. The Dean will have the personal qualities, energy, and ability to advocate for the resources necessary to realize his or her vision.

REQUIREMENTSWhile it is expected that the Dean will possess a distinguished scholarly and/or creative academic record, the committee will also consider candidates whose leadership abilities and outstanding accomplishments could be translated into innovative leadership of the College. The Dean will demonstrate commitment to outstanding teaching, research (scholarly and creative), and service, with the personal qualities of integrity, compassion, collaboration, intellectual curiosity and honesty, fairness, decisiveness, fortitude, patience, and perseverance necessary to lead an academic institution of the highest caliber. Administrative experience is a must, and fundraising experience is highly desired. The Dean will demonstrate:

  • A record as an accomplished scholar or noted contributor to the profession, possessing at minimum a Master’s degree and creative excellence satisfying the requirements for the rank of full professor with tenure in one of DAAP’s academic units;
  • A clear vision of DAAP’s strengths and areas of opportunity and necessary steps for achieving established goals;
  • Rigorous standards of professional achievement and ethical behavior;
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills;
  • A record in promoting diversity and inclusiveness;
  • An entrepreneurial orientation combined with boldness, imagination and abundant energy;
  • Strong understanding of the challenges and issues facing higher education;
  • A firm grasp of the opportunities and advantages of the University’s urban setting;
  • Successful administrative and budgetary/financial experience; and
  • A management style that is inclusive and decisive

COLLEGE OF DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, ART, AND PLANNINGOffering a world-class education and real-world co-operative experience in all programs of design, architecture, art, and planning, the College is frequently ranked among the best in both the world and the nation. One of 15 distinct colleges at UC, DAAP houses four separate schools of focus, offering eleven graduate and ten undergraduate degrees along with certificate programs. To learn more about our unique College and its accolades visit http://daap.uc.edu. ABOUT UC AND CINCINNATIToday, the University of Cincinnati is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more about UC and our upcoming 200th year anniversary at www.uc.edu. The City of Cincinnati was rated a Best Place to live by US News & World Report and provides both urban and suburban life as well as river views and rolling hills. Our city offers a wealth of amenities that include professional sports, world-class entertainment, a vibrant arts scene, gorgeous parks and nature trails, acclaimed museums, a celebrated zoo, a variety of restaurants and a flourishing riverfront scene. We actually offer the features of two cities when you include the thriving area of northern Kentucky just across the river. Affordable and family-friendly with excellent public and private schools it is no wonder multiple Fortune 500 companies call Cincinnati home. Visit www.cincinnatiusa.com to learn more.APPLICATION PROCESSInterested applicants are requested to submit a cover letter addressing qualifications and a current curriculum vitae to http://bit.ly/DAAPAWAD. Nominations, only, may be sent confidentially to ExecutiveSearch@uc.edu. Applications will be accepted and the position will remain open until filled.The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application, you will be asked to provide a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

Landscape Architect-Level II

NYC Parks is an award-winning city agency that designs and builds public spaces for New Yorkers to connect, play and enjoy.  These public spaces, representing 30,000 acres or 14% of the city’s land, encompass natural areas, parks, playgrounds, beaches, ballfields, basketball courts, athletic fields and pools.The Landscape Architecture unit in the Capital Division is the creative force that imagines and defines the aesthetics and usage of new and refurbished public spaces. These designs impact neighborhood growth, public health and fun in communities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.  You will have the opportunity to work as the lead or independent designer on a wide gamut of assignments from a local park refurbishment to a complete redesign of newly acquired properties.The successful candidate has proven design experience and excellent project management skills.  The ideal candidate is collaborative in style  and has the ability to effectively listen and balance many viewpoints and needs in a design. Working in a multi-disciplinary team setting with other city agencies and disciplines (e.g. engineers, architects, procurement), the successful candidate is a champion of their portfolio and can troubleshoot and problem-solve to realize projects.NYC Parks is one of the country’s largest employers of landscape architects.  You will enjoy the camaraderie found at Parks while working for the public good.  NYC Parks offers competitive pay and a generous benefits package that includes pension, excellent health benefits, competitive vacation/sick days and a healthy work-life balance.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under general supervision, serve as lead or independent designer for landscape architecture projects of advanced complexity and provide support on other design projects. Manage an interdisciplinary project team to ensure timely completion of work. Provide project-based oversight to junior staff on design projects.

 

  • Investigate and recommend solutions to relevant problems of grading, spatial organization and site utilization. Prepare suitable graphics and presentations to communicate design intent. Present projects to other internal and external stakeholders.

 

  • Using AutoCAD and other software, prepare and/or manage the preparation of contract drawings. Develop specifications, cost estimates and estimates of quantities for the proposed work.

 

  • Review sites and designs with construction and maintenance personnel. Obtain all necessary approvals for proposed designs. Monitor progress of construction by reviewing and approving shop drawings. Conduct occasional site inspections for quality assurance.

 QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTSA valid New York State Registration as a Landscape Architect, and either:

  1. A Master’s degree in landscape architecture from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and three (3) years of full-time, satisfactory experience in landscape architectural work; or

 

  1. Four (4) years of full-time, satisfactory experience in landscape architectural work.

 Note: Current New York State Registration as a Landscape Architect must be maintained for the duration of your employment.Note: Landscape Architects with out-of-state registration are welcome to apply provided that reciprocal New York State registration is obtained prior to hire.Note: To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have at least one year within the last three years of experience as a major contributor or a project leader on a complex project requiring additional and specific expertise in the disciplines needed to design or construct the project.This position is exempt from NYC residency requirements.PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Proven design ability in landscape architectural work.
  2. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  3. Knowledge of sustainability, resilience and universal design principles.
  4. Portfolio demonstrates strong skills in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator and 3D Rendering (link on resume to digital portfolio preferred).
  5. Adept at creating presentations in InDesign and PowerPoint. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  6. At least one year leading a multidisciplinary team of professionals.
  7. A driver license valid in New York State.

 Salary: $79,000 - $86,238 plus excellent benefits Apply by 2/02/2018 For external applicants, please apply through www.nyc.gov/careers

 For details about NYC Parks: www.nyc.gov/parks References will be required upon request.