The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Facilities and Campus Services is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors. With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.
The University Architect is involved with the selection, management and mentoring of outside architects on our Capital Projects; presentation of designs to the University and the Board of Trustees; responsible for consistency of campus buildings and campus building renovations; and has a major role in all campus planning activities.
Capital Projects and Planning manages all major efforts that impact the overall physical campus from initial land use physical planning through project design and construction under the leadership of the University Architect.
The Campus Planning Office links the development of all the physical resources of the University with academic and institutional plans. The Campus Planning Office also brings together diverse groups across the campus to develop integrated and feasible planning solutions.
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Reporting to the Associate University Architect, the Project Architect will contribute to the overall operations and service-oriented activities of the Office of the University Architect, providing leadership in planning and design of capital projects and support for a wide range of campus improvement initiatives. The Project Architect will assist in development of preliminary planning, design, and administration of projects from inception through implementation, working closely with colleagues within the Division of Facilities and Campus Services (FCS) and with representatives from both the Endowed and Contract College academic units within the University. Through collaborations with University stakeholders and consultants engaged by the University, the Project Architect will advance the capability and professionalism of the OUA and its role as the architectural conscience of the institution.
The Project Architect will support the capital planning, construction, operation and maintenance ofEndowed and SUCF/Contract Colleges Facilities throughout New York State, including the Ithaca Campus, Cornell Tech, AgriTech in Geneva and a number of smaller, widely-distributed research and extension facilities. The Project Architect will provide effective, timely communications with deans and faculty, Cornell and SUNY administration, staff from the State University Construction Fund (SUCF), external consultants and contractors.
Bachelor's degree in Architecture and professional license required. Minimum of five to seven years of experience in programming, planning, design, construction and project management. Demonstrated Architectural team management and assignments with documented project schedule and budget responsibility; experience in project cost estimating, bidding and coordination of architectural design documents through all phases of projects required. Experience working in complex institutional environment is desirable.
You will have:
Strong design, planning, and leadership abilities as well as capability in leading design teams towards successful results, organizing and chairing effective meetings, and maintaining consistent communication as required within a project team to ensure successful design and planning process and results on all projects
Strong verbal, written, and graphic communication skills
Ability to develop and coordinate data and graphics for presentations to all constituents in the form of printed documents, projected or digitally transmitted images
Experience with campus master planning process and documentation, and with space planning and programming. High level of familiarity with essential principles of design, planning, and construction standards for higher education institutions
Highly skilled with drafting and modelling software including Auto CAD, BIM (REVIT), Sketchup, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop to interface effectively with A/E consultants and internal project teams
Ability to create, modify and read drawings and to explain design ideas and content of drawings to non-architects
Hands-on knowledge of current building codes, zoning codes and municipal permitting processes for major construction projects, interior renovations, site improvements
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project or other project scheduling software
Ability to research, analyze, and synthesize data related to planning and design, including cost and program data, as part of the design and planning process. Proficient in use of planning software applications, including Excel, Power Point and OneNote.
Strong interpersonal skills: Skilled at working successfully with consultants, project stakeholders, executive-level administrators, and in representing the university appropriately in all aspects of the role. Thoughtful communicator who is personable and credible.
Must be a team-player: Able and willing to support others and work towards improvement of the campus environment and culture. Must demonstrate dedication to maintaining professional environment and relationships with colleagues and clients alike.
If you have those things, great! Additionally, we would prefer someone with a Master's degree in Architecture and the following:
Experience within highly collaborative environments requiring strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience in a higher education architecture/planning firm.
Experience in a University Planning/Facilities Department.
Experience in the planning and design of a wide range of building types in a complex institutional environment.
*There is no VISA sponsorship available for this position.
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