With supervision by the Senior Director of Planning and Architecture and the Associate Director of Planning & Architecture in the Planning and Architecture unit of Johns Hopkins Facilities & Real Estate (JHFRE), we are seeking a Sr Architect who will be responsible for guidance of campus, building, and space planning and design efforts for the university, for contributing to and updating JHU Guidelines and Standards for buildings, interior fit outs, landscape design, and campus development. The Senior Architect is also responsible for oversight of review of work by outside consultants to ensure conformance with the intended program, project scope and budget, adherence to JHU Guidelines and Standards, industry best practices, and design compatibility/respect for the JHU Homewood Campus, or a variety of other locations including the East Baltimore campus, the Peabody campus, and properties in Downtown Baltimore, Washington DC, Montgomery County, and international locations. Project size and scope includes aesthetic and best practices guidance of renewal projects, feasibility studies, interior fit outs, existing facility renovations and additions, new construction, and long-range precinct and campus land use plans.
The Senior Architect will serve as an in-house authority on planning efforts and architectural design solutions (aesthetics, materials, systems, products, etc.) for university Real Estate, Plant Operations and Design & Construction units, division representatives, other stakeholders, and with outside consultants to ensure design and construction work conforms to university standards and sound architectural practice. Responsibilities include project leadership of feasibility studies and conceptual design for exploration/validation of a project for presentation to Trustees, leadership and guidance for procurement of design consultants; advisory participation throughout the planning and design process; owner review of programming, planning, design and construction documents prepared for the university by outside consultants; participation in construction oversight for adherence to design intent and industry best practices; and development of policies, procedures, standards and process improvements. The Senior Architect will work directly with the JHFRE/Design & Construction department's project managers who are responsible for overall management of projects authorized by JHFRE Leadership, Senior Leadership, and Trustees.
University project clients include a broad constituency of JHU Deans, Vice Provosts, Department Chairs, Faculty, Researchers, Senior Administrators, and Trustees. The Senior Architect will collaborate with other unit architects and engineers to provide comprehensive oversight of issues regarding planning, design, adherence to best industry practices, and adherence to JHU Guidelines and Standards throughout all phases of project delivery.
The Senior Architect will initiate and execute programming and planning efforts in support of Capital Plan development and implementation, as well as strategic campus plan development and implementation in support of overall campus development (i.e. storm water management master plan, maintenance investments, accessibility planning, sustainability initiatives for campus, space utilization, space standards, classroom design, laboratory design, etc.). The Senior Architect will work closely with the Design and Construction (D&C) project manager to provide high quality and responsive client/user service to support the effort through all phases. From time to time, where the utilization of internal resources is merited due to the nature and scope of the assignment, the Senior Architect will undertake documentation for minor repairs, revisions, interior finish and furniture upgrades for efforts that do not require review, approval and permitting with the municipal Authorities Having Jurisdiction.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.