Architect Level 1 (Provisional)

Brooklyn, New York

Posted: 6/25/19
Deadline: 7/15/19
Salary: New Hire: $61,425* Incumbent: $69,411
Reference Number: 20669

About This Organization

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College was always meant to be beautiful, right from its beginnings in the 1930s. The original design called for classical, Georgian-style buildings to be constructed on 26 acres, along with a lily pond, gardens, and grassy quadrangles planted with elm trees. The classrooms, lecture halls, art studios, and science laboratories were built to be the best in the country.

Ever since then, Brooklyn College has remained among the most beautiful in the metropolitan New York area. The lily pond, gardens, and elm trees are still here, and the four original buildings are constantly being refurbished to reflect the expanding needs of our campus community. Light-filled art studios and gallery spaces have been added to the top levels of Boylan Hall, while the lower level has a full-service cafeteria. Ingersoll Hall, the main science building, has been extended on either side for more labs and lecture halls as well as for the Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center, an important resource for the city’s waterways. The Brooklyn College Library offers students not only access to an ever-increasing collection and computer services, but to comfortable rooms and nooks to study and rest in between classes. Finally, Roosevelt Hall was also extended and is slated to be completely re-envisioned, transformed from a physical education facility to a dynamic science complex that will increase the college’s research capabilities.

Opened in 2018, the Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts is the newest addition to the campus. The Tow Center serves not only our highly regarded performing arts departments but also the community by offering opportunities to attend concerts, dance performances, lectures, and plays. Other recent additions include the West End Building, which houses computer labs, the Department of Film, and student club rooms right next to the tennis courts. The Library Café is a full-service Internet café that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week; The West Quad Center, opened in 2009, is home to most student services—admission, bursar, financial aid, and registration—as well as recreational and fitness facilities.

Brooklyn College once again has a construction site on campus. The terrace adjacent to the Library Café—the perfect spot for reading, snacking, and relaxing on pleasant days—is currently undergoing a complete renovation. Following its completion, attention will then be directed toward re-imagining Roosevelt Hall as a start-of-the-art science complex, and the property the college recently acquired that will expand the campus to 35 acres.

Job Duties

Under general supervision, performs difficult and responsible architectural work as the following:
– Plans, assigns and reviews the work of subordinates.
– Prepares progress reports, may represent a college in its relations with Central Office or vice versa,
contractors and their representatives, consultants, and the general public.
– Prepares or supervises the preparation of detailed drawings for rehabilitation, capital remodeling or
repair of structures or installations.
– Prepares or supervises the preparation of, specifications, cost estimates, and estimates for quantities
for furniture, furnishings and equipment in all areas of a college.
– Makes interpretative detail sketches or layouts of portions or aspects of architectural plans.
– Prepares, or supervises the preparation of, complete or final analyses of the spatial organization and
efficient utilization of major sites and structures, or of the functional arrangement of interior units, utilities
and appurtenances.
– Monitors preparation of construction documents and adherence to project program and budget for
small maintenance or alteration projects.
– Develops designs of exteriors, facades, ornamental work, sculpture, grounds and walks, etc. of a
complex nature.
– Gathers information for preparation of various programs, utilization studies, and equipment and space
– Meets with contractors, manufacturers’ representatives, consultants, College Administrators, Central
Office and in-house staff to review project details.
– Maintains and files reference materials for an architectural and interior resource library and sample
collection. This may include project drawings, duplicating and distributing.
– Attends job-site meetings when necessary.
– Makes periodic field inspections and final inspections as necessary.
– Reviews and comments on change orders.

Required Qualifications


A valid New York Registration as an Architect and four years of full-time experience in professional
architecture work.
Note: In addition, the candidates are required to have one year of project management experience for
assignment Level II; and two years of project management experience for Level III. A graduate degree in
a management field from an accredited college may be substituted for one year of experience for Level

– LEED Green Associate or LEEP AP (BD+C, O+M and/or ID+C)
– Experience in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Archibus (or similar facilities
management software).
– Experience in design, cost estimation, specifying, and/or project management at a university, K12
School, hospital, museum or other similar institution.
– Strong interpersonal skills and customer service approach with the ability to effectively interface with
staff at all levels using tact and diplomacy.
– Solid organizational skills, including project management skills.
– Ability to think creatively, analytically and strategically.
– Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; flexible, able to work autonomously, as well as take
direction as needed, and the ability to work as part of a team.


New Hire: $61,425* Incumbent: $69,411

Other Info

If you have any questions please contact the Recruitment office at 718 951-5131

Required Application Materials

Please submit your application, in order to be considered, applicants must upload a cover letter, current resume, and contact information (name, phone number, and email address) for three references in doc or pdf format.