The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), a major urban research university with an operating budget of over $2.3 billion, is seeking an emerging professional to serve as an Architect in the Campus Architecture and Learning Environments team within the Office of Planning, Sustainability and Project Management. UIC serves over 33,500 students comprising what is among the most diverse student bodies in the nation with 16 colleges, the University Library and over 16,000 faculty and staff. UIC enrolled a record number of students at its campus again last fall, continuing a six-year upward trend. UIC operates the state’s major public medical center and serves as the principal educator of Illinois’ physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and other health-care professionals. Visit UIC’s website (www.uic.edu) for more information.
The Campus Architecture and Learning Environments team serves as the steward of the physical campus at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This responsibility encompasses the design of facilities, grounds, signage, site elements, historic preservation, exterior art program and the co-development of the campus masterplan; and campus learning environments, including the planning, design and assessment of general use learning spaces on campus. The goal of each Campus Architecture and Learning Environments project is to develop inspiring environments that foster student engagement and thereby improve student learning and wellbeing. Projects are research-driven and user-focused to support the University’s strategic priorities.
The Architect position with the Campus Architecture and Learning Environments team will provide conceptual and architectural design services for public spaces and learning environments at the University of Illinois Chicago. This position will report directly to the Associate Director of Campus Architecture and Learning Environments and will assist the team with project planning, the development of design standards and ensuring compliance with the Master Plan. This position will be responsible for assigned design and renovation projects, communicating with various A/E/C consultants and vendors, and providing design guidance to ensure alignment with the University design standards and Master Plan.
Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties):
Develop and draw conceptual design studies for learning environments, campus architecture and environmental design projects. Prepare and deliver high quality visual renderings and presentations of that work.
Assist with the selection and procurement of furniture, artwork, and finishes for ceilings, walls and floors in student lounges (Oases) and classrooms.
Assist Associate Director in development of multi-year plans for learning space projects and with development of guidelines and standards for learning environments, buildings, and grounds.
Review project design and construction drawings prepared by professional consultants, and scope description and cost estimates prepared by contractors.
Monitor construction and perform inspections.
Lead vendor teams and coordinate vendor work to ensure that group objectives are met.
Lead project teams on assigned projects and direct work to ensure that office objectives are met.
Provide advice to other campus units on campus architecture design standards and learning space design.
Stay abreast of the latest trends and pedagogy regarding the design of learning environments and campus grounds and facilities.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, from a NAAB accredited institution required.
1 – 3 years of experience in architectural design required.
Knowledge of architectural design principles; educational facility design; interior design principles; campus and urban planning principles.
Advanced skills in AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and SketchUp.
Proficient with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to develop detailed floor plans and other architectural renderings using design software to communicate concepts.
Communicate effectively at all levels of organization.
Master’s degree from a NAAB accredited institution
Experience in a higher education institution
Experience with Revit/BIM software
For fullest consideration, please send a letter of interest and current resume by May 4, 2021 to: https://jobs.uic.edu (Ref: HireTouch Job ID 144357)
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois will conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899
Internal Number: 144357
About University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), a major urban research university with an operating budget of over $2.3 billion, is seeking an experienced professional to serve as the Director of Planning and Design in the Office of Planning, Sustainability and Project Management. UIC serves over 33,000 students comprising what is among the most diverse student bodies in the nation with 16 colleges, the University Library and over 16,000 faculty and staff. UIC enrolled a record number of students at its campus again last fall, continuing a five-year upward trend. UIC operates the state’s major public medical center and serves as the principal educator of Illinois’ physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and other health-care professionals. Visit UIC’s website (www.uic.edu) for more information.