Interior Designer/Architect, Capital Project Planning

Champaign, IL

Posted: 1/14/20
Deadline: 2/3/20

About This Organization

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Job Duties

Interior Designer/Architect, Capital Project Planning
Facilities and Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Facilities & Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for an Interior Designer/Architect. The Interior Designer/Architect, Capital Project Planning has primary responsibility for project planning at all levels, from project definition through design. The Interior Designer/Architect will also be responsible for assisting in the evaluation and establishment of campus standards for project definition, planning, design, and methods of project delivery. The Interior Designer/Architect will be held accountable for meeting the Capital Planning metrics on all projects.


1. Provide analysis and support to the Space Management Committee.
2. Work with individual colleges and departments university-wide to monitor and manage campus space requests and assignments.
3. Develop transitional space plans for small construction and capital improvement projects.
4. Work with individual colleges and departments in developing programming requirements for transitional lease spaces, and assist Real Estate Services in vetting potential lease options.
5. Provide relocation assistance; including the coordination of any renovations and repairs, finish selections, and furnishings needed.
6. Coordinate lease space maintenance and repairs.
7. Coordinate classroom renovations, maintenance, and repairs for general assignment classrooms.
8. Maintain inventory for lease space and classroom furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
9. Manage campus storage space needs.
10. Participate in planning, space management, art-in-architecture and architectural review committees.
11. Consults with the Client (Colleges, Departments, etc.) to provide project planning in developing the needs for new projects or renovations.
12. Develops the scope and determines the feasibility of projects including budgets, schedules, etc.
13. Creates program statements for each project based on client and campus needs.
14. Leads the feasibility or conceptualization phase of such projects.
15. Prepares project budgets with input from all pertinent parties for each project.
16. Prepares the scope of professional services required for each project.
17. Leads the process for the selection of professional services consultants including fee negotiations and contract preparation.
18. Attends all project meetings as the campus representative on assigned projects as required.
19. Develops periodic status reports for assigned projects to be used in the management of Capital Programs including the Board of Trustees project and design approvals.
20. Provides architectural/interior design assistance and interpretation to the clients and Project Management team during design and construction.
21. Consults with the Project Management team for client requested change orders and professional services consultant amendments during design and construction.
22. Manages all capital project assignments to meet the Capital Planning metrics and to ensure client satisfaction.
23. Selection, budget, procurement and installation coordination of fixtures, furniture and equipment (FF&E).
24. Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director for Project Planning.


Required Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Architecture, Interior Design, or related field.

Required Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in facility/interior design project planning and execution.

Preferred Training, Licenses or Certifications:
1. National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certification is desired, but not required.
2. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation is strongly suggested, but not required.
3. State (Illinois preferred) registration as an Interior Designer preferred, but not required.

Successful Candidates will have:
1. Ability to communicate well, delegate and coordinate the work of support staff.
2. Ability to make decisions regarding the quality and quantity of space needs of academic units.
3. Ability to negotiate solutions.
4. Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
5. Ability to develop priorities.
6. Ability to assist University clients with temporary or permanent space relocation projects.
7. Knowledge and expertise in classroom modernization and enhancement is desired.
8. Proven track record of successful problem and claim resolution.
9. Moderate skills with Computer Aided Drafting and facilities management systems.


This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after February 3, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Applications must be received by February 3, 2020. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you may be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

1. Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
2. Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
3. You must then upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for the position using the “Apply for Position” button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information, you may contact Keri Frederick, 217-300-1575 or For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

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