The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world’s most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Infrastructure Properties and Planning 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 Associate University Architect (AUA) will assist the University Architect (UA) with high-level design and project programming activities and will collaborate with colleagues in the planning and development of projects. AUA works closely with Infrastructure Properties and Planning’s (IPP) Department of Engineering and Project Administration, other colleagues in Infrastructure Properties and Planning, as well as the Capital & Space Planning Office and other university stakeholders in carrying out a broad range of project development initiatives. The AUA works with campus clients and project stakeholders in the feasibility, scoping, development, design and budgeting of major capital projects. They manage the development, review and critique of proposed project designs by outside consulting firms. The AUA provides leadership in the development and updating of university architectural design and construction standards. The Associate University Architect manages and/or participates in the architect selection process. The AUA works with Project Managers in the execution of project plans. The AUA assists the University Architect with the development and administration of the Design Excellence Program as well as the development of new standards and processes for capital project initiation and execution. The Associate University Architect acts on behalf of the University Architect in their absence.
The Associate University Architect will be highly motivated and exhibit innovation, good judgment and reliability in the work place, and uses sustainable practices and alternatives in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
Ours is a values–based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization’s values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. IPP employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in architecture required. Seven to ten years of experience in architectural design, historic preservation, urban design or a relevant field required. Significant experience in developing major capital projects from conception to execution, in project and design management, and in the design and implementation of project development processes required. A well-developed maturity in decision processes and leading/managing diverse teams with conflicting need or requirements is essential. Must have a sharp sense of design, creativity and architectural vision to bring creative solutions to architectural challenges. Experience with multiple stakeholder reviews, municipal issues, planning analyses & documents, and making presentations to a wide variety of audiences is required. Must demonstrate excellent communication skills as well as a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative and effective customer relationships within a team approach to project management. Ability to manage multiple complex projects with varying scope and multiple stages of completion. Must possess effective organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills. Flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities and schedules is essential. Architectural Registration in New York State, or ability to obtain within one year of employment, is required.
Preferred Qualifications Five or more years of experience with historic preservation is preferred. Experience developing architectural standards is highly desired. 5-years of experience in higher education is preferred. Space planning and design experience in a broad range of building types and projects is also preferred (academic classrooms, labs, athletics, residence life, renovation/new-construction, range of project size/complexity, etc.).
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This position has NYS (Contract College) benefits.
VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper... East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We’re an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.