Reference Number: R0029181
The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing leaders who are prepared to shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. The students who attend have been chosen because they show exceptional promise. The University remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. Since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, UVA has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2.
The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per university policy.
Under the direction of the Architect for the University in the Office of the Architect, the Senior Architect/Planner researches, develops, and prepares preliminary and final program plans for short- and long-range capital planning efforts and assists in process design for planning efforts and capital development strategies. The Senior Architect/Planner also serves as a resource for the development, analysis, and synthesis of space utilization and facilities planning data.
The ideal candidate must be service-oriented and have the ability to work successfully on a large variety of projects as a key team member, either independently or in a multi-disciplinary group, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. They must possess demonstrated planning-related written and graphic work products. They must also have knowledge, abilities and strengths in space utilization, benchmarking, overall program planning, developing feasibility studies for capital projects and development of long range capital planning and space allocation strategies
– Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Architecture, or Engineering.
– A minimum of five (5) years of progressively relevant planning and/or design experience with an analytical background and strengths in space utilization, benchmarking, overall program planning, developing feasibility studies for capital projects and development of long range capital planning and space allocation strategies.
– A Master’s Degree in Planning, Architecture, Engineering or related field, and experience with higher education is preferred.
– LEED AP accreditation preferred.
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills and electronic database development (GIS experience is desirable)