Senior Space Planner

New York, NY

Posted: 9/27/19
Deadline: 10/30/19
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Reference Number: 604-12663

About This Organization

Columbia University

Columbia University is one of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Job Duties

Senior Space Planner

Columbia University is seeking an experienced Senior Space Planner to join its Planning & Capital Project Management team within Facilities and Operations. The Senior Space Planner provides vital space planning and pre-design expertise to structure and manage the programming and physical planning of capital construction projects to meet University space needs. Reporting to the Executive Director of Facilities Planning, the Senior Space Planner will interface with academic and administrative stakeholders at all levels to develop programming and space planning scenarios for a broad range of capital and strategic planning initiatives ranging from new buildings to modest office renovations. Responsibilities include preparing, reviewing, and issuing programming and space planning deliverables in graphic and quantitative formats from a range of source materials. He/she identifies and develops data gathering, analysis, and organization of information into reports and graphic formats; conducts client interviews; and prepares functional space program documents, conceptual design alternatives, and other deliverables for campus space planning initiatives.

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The position requisition number is 501817.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran and is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4-6 years of related experience required. Advanced degree desirable.
A bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, or related field and at least four years of
practical experience.


Commensurate with experience