Architect Senior - Conceptual Design
Company: Arizona State University
Posted on: November 20, 2023
Architect Senior - Conceptual Design
Arizona State University
FDM Office of Univ Architect
Facilities Development Management, Office of the University
Architect (OUA), seeks an Architect Senior- Conceptual Design, to
act on behalf of the Office of the University Architect as the
owners Design Manager during the design phases of construction
projects. The primary role of the Architect Senior - Conceptual
Design, is to develop the scope, estimated cost and schedule for
proposed building projects to confirm feasibility prior to hiring
an external design professional to prepare construction
ASU maintains several campus locations, each with a unique and
distinctive set of characteristics. "One university in many places"
symbolizes the diversity and richness that ASU embraces in its
student body, educational programs and physical settings. OUA plays
a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the university and
stewardship of its resources.
The Facilities Development and Management department (FDM) at ASU
is comprised of The Office of the University Architect (OUA),
Capital Projects Management Group (CPMG) and Facilities Management
(FM). FDM is responsible for the development and construction of
all institutional facilities along with the maintenance and
operations programs. FDM manages capital projects of all sizes,
including but not limited to tenant improvements, site improvements
and new construction.
$85,000 - $88,400 per year commensurate of experience and
education. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the
State of Arizona
Work closely with the University Planner and leadership of various
academic and administrative departments within the University to
develop project definition reports outlining the feasibility of
proposed building projects.
Project definition includes development of the initial scope,
budget, schedule and existing conditions assessments, with the
assistance of internal resources, prior to engaging external design
professionals, this will include preparing preliminary condition
reports, sketches, space plans and presentations.
Ensure that all proposed projects meet Arizona Board of Regents
policies as well as University goals, guidelines and contractual
Assist with updating University standards and guidelines.
May supervise activities of subordinate staff members as part of a
project team and perform other tasks as assigned.
Work with end users to prepare detail program needs.
Think critically and present relevant data and information.
Participate and encourage support of the institution's
Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities,
which may include and/or are subject to resolution of
Use ability to clearly communicate to perform essential
DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM
Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or related field and five (5)
years of architectural experience; OR any equivalent combination of
experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills
and abilities have been achieved. Registered as an Architect in the
State of Arizona OR NCARB (National Council of Architectural
Registration Boards) Certification and become a registered
Architect in the State of Arizona within six (6) months after date
of hire. Employee must possess a valid US Driver's license of the
appropriate class and required endorsements throughout
Architectural design experience in interior tenant improvements,
renovations and additions (e.g. laboratory, office/classroom).
Eight (8 years)
Architecture and architectural principles, practices and
Reviewing and interpreting federal and state building and
accessibility code requirements.
Developing test fits for space planning purposes.
Preparing room data sheets .
Conducting, interpreting and preparing building condition
Preparing budgets during the conceptual design phase.
Higher education or municipal government environment.
Managing multiple projects and coordinating the work of a design
team to ensure compliance with the program statement.
Organizing and coordinating the work of others.
Managing various project delivery methods including Job Order
Contract (JOC), Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) and Design
Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk AutoCAD, Bluebeam
Revue and PMIS (project management information software)
Working with professionals including architects, planners, interior
designers, landscape architects, engineers and other specialty
Demonstrated knowledge of:
Building materials and construction methods.
Programming and conceptual design processes.
Structural, mechanical and electrical engineering systems relating
to building functions and costs.
LEED and current sustainability concepts.
Evidence of effective communication skills
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office
setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and
manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying
lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25
pounds. Drives University vehicle and/or cart to campus site.
ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and
services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs
innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM's vision is to
contribute to and guarantee the success of the university's mission
by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We
provide quality customer service, effectively steward our
resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative
and collaborative efforts.
ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package at very competitive
rates to enhance the total compensation of its faculty and staff.
This package includes low-cost health and life benefits to insure
you and your family, a wellness program for preventative health
education and screenings, a disability and leaves program for
income protection, employee assistance for free and confidential
behavioral health services, access to world-class educational
opportunities at ASU/UofA/NAU at deeply discounted rates for you
and your eligible dependents, disability resources for Americans
with Disabilities (ADA), a retirement program with a variety of
retiree benefits to ensure your financial security at the end of
your career, paid vacation and holidays - and more. For more
information, please visit the Office of Human Resources, Benefits
website, at https://cfo.asu.edu/benefits
ASU's comprehensive benefits package is a significant part of your
overall total compensation - and ASU pays for most of it when you
are a benefits-eligible employee.
For more reasons to join ASU, please visit:
Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires
current eligibility to legally work in the United States.
Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for
This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551
S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).
This position requires that you must possess a valid Arizona
driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain
throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate
must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer
points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.
This position is dependent on the continuation of funding from a
specific source other than general operating funds. As such, this
appointment may terminate when the funding is no longer
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher
education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence,
entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American
University is a single, unified institution comprising four
differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social,
cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its
research is inspired by real world application blurring the
boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU
serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona,
the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and
cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and
more than one hundred nations across the globe.
ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
basis protected by law.
Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on
campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU's
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at
https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may
request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at
Relocation Assistance - For information about schools, housing
child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and
taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.
ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include
verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and
Background Check Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which
includes a criminal background check, verification of work history,
academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is
contingent upon successful passing of the background check.
Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00pm Arizona time on the day
Please include all employment information in month/year format
(e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer
for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience
meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former
supervisors will be requested at time of interview.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of "equivalent combination" in
the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education
or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For
example, a four year Bachelor's degree is equal to four years of
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