Associate Architect


Posted: 11/4/19
Deadline: 11/27/19
Salary: Band: 06 ($ 40,759.00 - $ 75,413.00)
Reference Number: 104663

About This Organization

Clemson University

Clemson University is a land grant institution in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. With a student population of approximately 25,000 students, the campus is alive and growing. See more at

Job Duties

Summary: Designs new buildings, additions to existing buildings, and modifications to existing buildings. Prepares schematic, preliminary and final drawings and the prepares specifications and working drawings for building and remodeling projects. Collaborates extensively with team members in planning, design, construction and renovation, and capital project departments to meet institutional goals. Performs other duties as assigned.

50% – Essential – Design:
Produces architectural designs through client discussion and meetings with user groups and leadership to develop appropriate on time, on budget solutions for small, medium and large projects on campus and at other Clemson properties. Develops space requirements and performance characteristics for new construction and renovation projects using latest standards and sustainability guidelines. Develops proper analysis, illustrations, and alternatives for in depth discussion and critique. Engages team members about progress and roadblocks to maintain an understanding of current and future strategies that will underpin thoughtful design and successful implementation.

20% – Essential – Collaboration/Project Management:
Meets with construction professionals and clients to frame feasibility of designs. Reviews local rules and regulations to ensure the construction project falls within all constraints. Creates detailed drawings and specifications for architectural projects. Specifies the materials needed for construction of projects. Observes and report on construction of projects to ensure projects meet deadlines, stay on budget, and adhere to the original vision for the design. Visits proposed locations and building sites. Resolves issues that come up during construction.

20% – Essential – Sign Program:
Substantially participates in the development and ongoing implementation of the campus sign program to efficiently, and effectively communicate both useful information and the character and quality of the institution. The campus sign program includes, but is not limited to, exterior way-finding signage, interior signage, donor recognition and interpretive signage. Maintain and update the University’s sign design guidelines as needed.

10% – Essential – Document:
Develops proper documentation through AUTOCAD and other means to accurately, and efficiently convey design and construction intent.

Required Qualifications

Education – Bachelor’s Degree

Work Exp 3+ years of professional experience

Registration with the South Carolina Board of Architectural Examiners
Other relevant computer skills required in addition to AutoCAD, are but not limited to, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Word, Excel, project scheduling software such as Smartsheet or other and SketchUp.

Education – Master’s Degree – Architecture

Certfications – LEED AP

Work Exp 5+ years of professional experience


Band: 06 ($ 40,759.00 - $ 75,413.00)

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