Job Summary Under the direction and supervision of the Manager of Architecture, the Associate Architect will develop and coordinate the design and construction of capital projects, which include renovations, expansions and additions to the facilities and its infrastructure. The Associate will provide full architectural services, with an emphasis on Interior Design, to support the mission statement of UCSF Health.
The goal of the Architecture and Planning Unit is to create an environment which is operationally reliable and efficient, comfortable for patients and their family and functionally smart and clean. The Associate Architect will work closely with the Director of Architecture & Planning and the Director of Project Delivery to develop designs that will reflect these ideals. They will assist in the selection of consultants and coordinate their work; develop equipment/furniture information; review the documents with user groups, facility engineers and other technical staff of the Medical Center and review the project documents with appropriate enforcing agencies and obtain necessary approvals. They will also gather code information to develop alternative strategies to meet requirements, assist with the Bidding process, coordinate Construction Administration and complete closeout documentation. The Associate Architect will develop and maintain interior design standards for all projects Other tasks include assisting with Master Planning and participating in various committees on accessibility, BIM and LEED.
The UCSF Health, Department of Planning Design & Construction is responsible for providing comprehensive capital project delivery services to the inpatient, ambulatory and hospital administrative units on the Parnassus, Mt Zion, Mission Bay and satellite campuses in San Francisco and throughout the greater Bay Area. Project types include infrastructure & technology upgrades, renovations and upgrades of diagnostic, imaging and treatment facilities, full floor renovations of inpatient units and remodels of clinical, administrative and outpatient facilities. The Health Capital Project Management group is responsible and accountable to assure projects are delivered on time and within budget, that the design solutions are appropriate, that public contracting laws and codes are respected, the safety of patients and staff is maintained, and that all furnishings, equipment, IT support is in place and active when the project is delivered. All of this must be done with a minimum of disruption to the clinical activities. The current program is $400M and consists of more than 100 projects.
Bachelor's degree in Architecture and/or equivalent experience / training.
Registered Professional Architect in the State of California
Seven (7) years of experience working in the design and construction industry, including four (4) years in Healthcare architecture.
Four (4) years of experience working with Autodesk/design applications (REVIT, AutoCAD, Navisworks, BIM 360 Glue, Bluebeam)for the creation of project documents
Advanced knowledge of building and construction, scoping, planning, design, construction contract administration and California Building Codes, including advanced understanding of industry practices, or deep expertise in a highly specialized and critical discipline.
Advanced project management skills to effectively manage highly complex projects, or highly specialized and critical project component.
Experience working with multiple stakeholders in one or more major healthcare organizations, an architectural or engineering consultant or a construction contractor in a responsible production position.
Experience working with HCAI, State Fire Marshal and Department of General Services (State Architect Access Compliance) policies, procedures and practices.
Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including highly effective negotiation skills and highly developed political acumen.
Demonstrate record as a team player who can enhance existing cooperative work environment
Excellent analytical, organizational and problem recognition / avoidance / resolution skills and ability to take the initiative and develop simpler and more effective solutions to complex challenges. Ability to learn quickly and be flexible to adapt to changing circumstances.
Proven ability to work independently in a high-pressure, multi-tasking environment to meet responsibilities efficiently.
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project. Ability to quickly learn and use productivity tools, such as specialized software
Demonstrate good judgment and interpersonal skills to interact and manage effectively with all levels of management, clients, design professionals, contractors, and staff. The ability to delegate work to architectural assistants and other junior architectural staff is required.
Advanced knowledge of the University processes, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short and long range strategic building plans.
License/Certification Registered Professional Architect in the State of California
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