The University Architect provides leadership for all technical and administrative aspects of the University's design and planning programs. Reporting to the Senior Director for Construction, Projects, and Infrastructure, the incumbent is responsible for Architectural and Interior Design services; campus space planning and allocation; and overall campus design standards. In addition, this position is responsible for directing and supervising efficient and orderly operation of Facilities Management (FM) projects as assigned by the Senior Director.
Position Specific Accountabilities:
1. Responsible for oversight of all campus architectural and engineering design work; space planning; interior design; and providing architectural/interior design & planning assistance to FM units.
2. Prepare and maintain architectural standards and specifications to assure conformance to applicable building codes and safety requirements.
3. Provide technical review of proposed plans and specifications submitted by commissioned architects, engineers and other public and private agencies.
4. Prepare and provide technical direction to the University in the preparation of sketches, conceptual renderings, architectural designs, data specifications and presentations.
5. Represent LMU within the architectural community and at professional organizations or associations, serve on committees as required.
6. Oversee all aspects of architectural and interior design services, including space planning, specifying and ordering all FF&E's; oversight/management of campus moves, scheduling and interfacing with consultants and vendors.
7. Participate in the efficient and equitable development and arrangement of land use for purposes of space planning and campus Master Plan compliance with a strong knowledge and background of zoning, development regulations and capital improvement programs.
8. Supervise and direct work activities of FM Planning and Design unit including day-to-day supervision of LMU staff and external architectural/engineering consultants.
9. Review of bulletins; RFI's; change orders; proposals and project budget reports. Update plans to show as-built conditions; review of design plans and specifications for LMU-designed projects; preparation of documents for use during bid process; and job walks with contractors/vendors on existing projects.
10. Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Typically a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or equivalent professional experience. Professional registration as an Architect in California. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Minimum of five years as a registered architect with experience in progressively responsible positions.
Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work in a collaborative environment.
Proficiency in a variety of computer aided design software tools including Autocad, Bluebeam, Revit, or equivalent.
Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of construction, facilities, maintenance and engineering.
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information.
Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledgeable of computer aided software systems.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:
To ensure the safety and well-being of our community Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.
$80,200.00 - $116,000.00 Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.