The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) School of Architecture (SoA) is looking for individuals with a strong background in architecture, engineering and/or construction management accomplishment that elevates the discipline through research work, scholarly work, artistic work, and/or professional practice.
The School welcomes established practitioners to develop a body of work while teaching in a dynamic school of architecture. We have openings for adjunct faculty in upper level / graduate courses including Value Based Design and Project Planning and Reporting. While we welcome all applications; preference will be given to those that directly address the content of the particular course. This position requires a bachelor's or advanced degree in architecture, engineering and/or construction management and 5+ years of relevant senior-level experience as a project architect or project manager.
Project Planning and Reporting, Friday, 1:30-4:20 pm: The aim of this course is to teach advanced project scheduling and familiarize the students with the reporting nuances as practiced in the industry such as change management, resource charts, and project status reports. In this pursuit the objectives of this course are: 1) outline and discuss the established theoretical constructs of the subject; 2) demonstrate the dynamic nature of construction projects stemming from inherent uncertainties; and 3) hone students’ adaptability to the dynamism while conducting construction projects. This course will include both discussions on assigned readings and a studio-based group project. The assigned readings would include chapters from recommended books and peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. It will be expected that students’ critique and deliberate on these readings on an online forum created by the instructor. In order to provide a real-world experience to the students the second half of the semester will focus on development of a construction project with varying scenarios such as changes in resources and scope creep.
Value Based Design, Monday and Wednesday, 9:00-10:20am: Whether designing a building, an infrastructure, or an urban space; design can add value. What features create Design Added Value (DAV) in a capital investment projects? What is their value? And how to assess the design value for different stakeholders? These types of questions will be addressed in this course through a series of case studies pertaining to building, urban and infrastructure design. Students also will learn about different evaluation methods like Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Triple Bottom Line (TBL), and benchmarking. At the end of this course the students will be able to identify DAV features, identify different stakeholders of a capital project, perform a first order costs and benefits estimation, compare and contrast alternative DAV features, and assess the reliability of existing capital investment analysis.
If your work is breaking new ground, you will find an encouraging, stimulating environment within our dynamic community. Our school is a team of dedicated educators, designers, researchers, practitioners, and interdisciplinary collaborators. Full time faculty members teach studios and/or coursework appropriate to their specialization(s) across the School’s many programs, including the B. Arch, M. Arch, post-professional Master's (both MS and studio-based) and the doctoral programs.
Our student body totals over 400 undergraduate and graduate students, and is situated within the College of Fine Arts, alongside the Schools of Art, Design, Drama and Music. Our university is classified as a "R1: Doctoral University – Highest Research Activity" institution. As such, a wide range of transdisciplinary educational and research opportunities can be created at the school, college and/or university levels.
Our school philosophy is to provide deep immersion in the discipline of architecture, intensified by a university culture of interdisciplinary innovation and creative inquiry. Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs prepare students to be excellent, discipline-defining design-thinkers in diverse global contexts. We believe that architectural excellence demands both rigorous training in fundamentals and the development of unique expertise - whether the sciences, the humanities, engineering, or computation. Though each of our students graduate with intensive architecture knowledge, no two graduates leave with the same education.
Our programs take advantage of:
Our position within one of the world’s leading research and entrepreneurship institutions at the interdisciplinary intersection of technology, the arts, and the humanities;
Specialized facilities and centers like the Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace, dFAB Lab, Code Lab, Remaking Cities Institute, and the IDeATe Physical Computing Lab;
The context of our dynamic, post-industrial city of Pittsburgh as a laboratory for inquiry and action.
More information on the School of Architecture can be found on the SoA website.
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.