Campus Architect

University of Wyoming - Laramie, WY4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $87,000 - $120,000 a year
Please Note

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.
This is a fiscal year, administrative professional position.
Reporting to the Deputy Director for Planning and Construction and working in close collaboration with the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Campus Architect has a leadership role in matters of campus aesthetics and the preservation of the University of Wyoming’s architectural heritage.
The position is responsible for providing guidance through the professional disciplines and core competencies of architectural design, campus planning, campus design standards, land planning and landscape architecture.
This is a highly visible position that interacts with top-level administration of the university in strategic planning, long-range physical planning and development, and advancement of the capital outlay program for the future benefit of the university. This position is responsible for developing and implementing the Campus Master Plan, coordinating university efforts to assure that facility and space needs are being met, supporting compliance and aspirational efforts associated with accessibility and inclusion, ensuring the direction of capital project planning is integrated with long range physical planning.

Essential Duties

Lead the development of the project scope for procurement of professional services and actively participate in architectural/engineer selections.
Provide oversight for aesthetic and programming issues during project design.
Implement consistent application of campus design standards including all instructions and guidelines.
Compare schematic design, design development, and construction document submittals to the "design deliverable matrix" to ensure university expectations have been met prior to proceeding to the next phase of design.
Assist with the development, maintenance and updating of architectural design and construction standards, professional service agreements and related contractual documents utilized on University construction projects.
Provide oversight and guidance for environmental graphics, way-finding means, and site and building accessibility design to support progressive and consistent campus development.
Monitor projects from conception through commissioning; working directly with consultants and University of Wyoming Senior Project Managers to ensure plans and specifications are being followed; make recommendations regarding aesthetic substitutions and changes to approved plans.
In conjunction with the Campus Master Plan Coordinator, and/or consultant, ensure new structures on campus reflect the philosophies of the Campus Master Plan, Long Range Development Plan and the Campus Historic Preservation Plan.
As facilities are being designed, ensure consultants adhere to these and any other stewardship documents.
Oversee the implementation of the campus master plan(s).
Translate the vision and institutional direction set forth by the President into manageable, prioritized capital projects that are consistent with the long term Master Plan goals.
Lead the development and preparation of the five-year Capital Facilities Plan for the University, based on both departmental input and the University's strategic plan.
Provide guidance in the management and development of the Campus Facilities Plan to include feasibility studies and pre-planning studies.
Coordinate with Real Estate Operations, Space Management, through the levels of the facility planning process for the remodel, renovation, or construction of facilities.This includes space evaluation and analysis of university units with existing, new, or reallocated space to ensure the efficient and effective development and utilization of university space.
Prepare designs, plans and specifications for various construction/deconstruction projects on campus.
Develop programming and feasibility studies for renovation and new construction projects for buildings, landscape, and other improvements.
Review Architectural submittals during the construction process to ensure the design intent is being met. Develop and maintain design standards and quality expectations for campus construction projects and communicate them to consultants, contractors, and others performing work on campus.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Level Degree in Architecture or a related field; or education an dexperience that equates to an advanced dgree.
Valid driver’s license with a motor vehicle record that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy Found at:
Registration or demonstrated ability to be registered as an architect in Wyoming within six months.
Significant experience with architectural design, planning, budgeting, fiscal administration and client management.
Experience should demonstrate a broad understanding of public sector or higher education business issues and planning mechanisms.
Experience researching and preparing technically complex executive level documents, position papers, reports, proposals, and presentations on a variety of strategic topics.
Demonstrated commitment to accessibility and inclusion. Knowledge of accessibility issues and planning mechanisms specific to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ( ADA) and Universal Design.
Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency.
Ability to travel to on-campus and off-campus facilities sites, with occasional overnight travel

Desired Qualifications

Exceptional communication skills, interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and the ability to effectively interact and build trusted relationships with diverse internal and external constituencies.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects; excellent organizational, leadership, and delegation skills; and ability to work collaboratively.
Must have strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills to manage complex tasks and/or those that require balancing competing interests.
Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, with ability to see patterns, be a fast thinker, and make decisions with strong attention to accuracy, detail, and local context.
Demonstrated patience, reliability, composure, and stability under pressure, with experience handling confidential/sensitive matters and a strong personal ethics commitment.
Extensive leadership and team-building skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
Managerial experience in several of the following areas: architectural design, planning, land planning and landscape architecture.
Understanding of construction processes, procedures, and methods.
Understanding of law including contract writing and interpretation.
Experience negotiating agreements with demonstrated communication and negotiation skills with the ability to bring parties to a consensus.
Comprehensive knowledge of all phases of master planning and long-range development planning.
Advanced degree or advanced certification in Architecture, Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning, or a related field.
Proficient with facilities related software and enterprise systems.

Required Materials

Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document : cover letter, resume and contact information for four (4) work-related references, two (2) of which should be current or previous supervisors.

Hiring Statement

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement , please see The Diversity & Fairness page .
Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.
We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.
Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

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