Architect Principal—Office of the University Architect

Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ

Posted: 5/14/19
Deadline: 5/18/19
Salary: To be determined
Reference Number: 51109BR

About This Organization

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 80,000 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.

Job Duties

Architect Principal – Office of the University Architect
Arizona State University
FDM Office of University Architect
Campus: Tempe

Job Description:
Facilities Development and Management, Office of the University Architect, seeks an Architect Principal. This position will be responsible for performing in-house comprehensive architectural programming and/or coordinate outside consultants in the preparation of such. Prepare due-diligence analysis of existing buildings/areas and prepares reports to support comprehensive architectural programming statements. Proactively manage stakeholder expectations during the project design process. Participate in the negotiation of professional design service contracts with outside consultants. May supervise design staff.

Salary Range:
To be determined

Close Date:

Essential Duties:
Proactively engage and manage project stakeholder expectations. Primary point of contact for all client issues. Ensure presentations on all complex project concepts to clients, public agencies, and project team members are clear, concise and professional. Independently makes decisions exhibiting sound and accurate judgement and reasoning. Include appropriate people in the decision-making process and make timely decisions. Manage multiple projects and coordinates the work of a design team to ensure compliance with the architectural program statement. Coordinate and manage projects in accordance with Arizona Board of Regents policies. Prepare advanced detailed architectural programming documents. Ensure that documents are reviewed for quality, coordination, and compliance with the requirements of deliverables and client standards in all phases. Work closely with the University Planners office and relevant stakeholders to determine project scope. Attend and represent the University at meetings for compliance with the Arizona Board of Regents and University policies and standards. Prepare conceptual budget estimates based on programming documents with multiple resources. Negotiate fee with selected design professionals and prepare contract ensuring cost will be within Arizona Board of Regents guidelines. Review work of consulting architect(s) to ensure that university standards and contractual requirements are met. Supervise activities of subordinates. Coach and mentor assigned team members and provide performance-enhancing feedback. Ability to communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform the essential functions of the job.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Working Environment:
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. Regular activities require ability to adapt to changing priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to communicate orally in the English language with customers, clients, and the public using a telephone and in-group and face-to-face, one-to-one settings. Drives University vehicle and/or cart to campus sites.

Department Statement:
Facilities Development and Management measures performance expectations and seek candidates who are aware of, participate in, and encourage team support of Arizona State University’s sustainability programs. The University has made an institutional commitment to lead by example through the sustainable operations of its campuses. By demonstrating exemplary practices and sharing solutions, ASU stimulates changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable world.

ASU offers tuition waiver (to include yourself, spouse and dependents), paid vacation and holidays, excellent
benefit package, employee training and development opportunities, and an employee assistance program.

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.

This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).

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 state appropriations. As such, this appointment may terminate when the funding is no longer available.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
Arizona State University is committed to providing safety and security resources and information for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), ASU publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which includes safety and security policies and procedures, crime and fire prevention information, crime and fire statistics, and numerous resources for current and prospective students and employees. To access the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report online, visit A hard copy of this report may be obtained, free of charge, by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456 or by visiting the ASU Police Department at 325 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, Arizona, during business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

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 date indicated.

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.

To apply please go to click “External Applicant” under Jobs at ASU, enter Req Id# 51109BR or go directly to:

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or related field and ten (10) 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 employment.

Desired Qualifications:
Evidence of Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture
Evidence of Leed accreditation

As a registered Architect (5 years)
In Higher Education building types
Leading teams while managing complex large-scale projects (2 years)
Managing professional design service contracts with consultants
Engaging project stakeholders in the decision making process
Making executive committee design presentations for go/no go decisions

Knowledge of:
Life Safety and International Building Code requirements
Cost estimating of construction projects and A/E design fees
AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch-Up, or other electronic sketching software


To be determined